Justification by Faith

In 1517 Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the doors of a church building in Wittenburg, Germany, protesting many of the errors of the Roman Catholic Church.  Catholicism’s errors needed to be exposed, and they still need to be exposed.  But unfortunately, one of the doctrines that Luther believed and proclaimed was the doctrine … [Read more…]

Grace Teaches Us

“By Silvanus, our faithful brother as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand” (1 Peter 5:12). There are lots of teachings in the religious world about grace, but we’re interested in the “true grace of God.”  Consider a few … [Read more…]

Will God Accept It?

Will God accept any worship I offer to Him? He did not with Cain.  Abel offered to God a sacrifice of the firstlings of his flock and their fat; Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord.  “And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect … [Read more…]

Of Troublers & Troubling

Who wants to be called a troubler?  Troublers disturb and disrupt.  A dictionary definition of troubler is “someone who deliberately stirs up trouble; mischief-maker.”  While there are nefarious troublers like that definition, there are others who are not but are called troublers. Troublers who teach, live, and/or promote a different doctrine than Christ’s destroy and … [Read more…]

“I Am The Lord”

An oft repeated statement in the book of Leviticus as the Lord is giving to Moses the law for Israel is, “I am the Lord” or “I am the Lord your God.”  This is especially prevalent in chapters 18-22.  Let us consider some parts of His law to which this phrase is connected. “I am … [Read more…]

Check Your Desires

Every person has a choice when he finds his way of living or something he has done does not conform to the truth of the gospel.  He can repent and conform to the truth, or he can choose to persist in the wrong.  The choice has consequences for eternity. I once spoke with an erring … [Read more…]

Where Baptism Stands

There is much disagreement in religious circles about baptism. Teachings include no baptism, sprinkling or pouring for baptism, baptism after salvation, and the list goes on and on.  Using a concordance, one could not deny the use of the word baptism in the New Testament.  But what about its importance?  We can see the significance … [Read more…]