Don’t Like What I’m Saying? Go Walk on Water

Before you think I'm being piously judgmental, please realize that I'm not saying that in the traditional sense associated with that phrase. I'm saying that in the sense of 'If you don't like what I'm saying, buy a book', or 'If you don't like what I'm saying, drink some water'. In other words, I'm saying that if you don't like what I'm saying, do something which comes naturally to you. Well, you ask, what's so natural about walking on water? First, let's consider some basic evidence. Read more [...]

Is it possible for redeemed people to lose their salvation?

The Bible says, "No!" One who is saved "has everlasting life, and ... is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24). Eternal life by definition cannot be temporary. It is the present possession of all those who have truly trusted Christ. Romans 8:28-39 reveals clearly that there is nothing in the universe that can separate the elect from the love of God. The One who chose to save you "is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy" Read more [...]

Saved by grace

For starters, no one is saved by good works. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not of your yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works lest any man should boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do(EPH 2:8,9) If we are saved by Grace through faith, that grace will result in good works. In other words it is the grace of God that will lead us to do what God requires of us. There is nothing Read more [...]

Why should you attend church?

The New Testament repeatedly emphasizes the importance of local assemblies. In fact, it was the pattern of Paul's ministry to establish local congregations in the cities where he preached the gospel. Hebrews 10:24-25 commands every believer to be a part of such a local body and reveals why this is necessary. "And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, Read more [...]

Are the Sabbath laws binding on Christians today?

We believe the Old Testament regulations governing Sabbath observances are ceremonial, not moral, aspects of the law. As such, they are no longer in force, but have passed away along with the sacrificial system, the Levitical priesthood, and all other aspects of Moses' law that prefigured Christ. Here are the reasons we hold this view. In Colossians 2:16-17, Paul explicitly refers to the Sabbath as a shadow of Christ, which is no longer binding since the substance (Christ) has come. It is quite Read more [...]