Is Baptism Necessary For Salvation? Yes! Please Do It!

Last updated on November 17th, 2019

Is Baptism necessary for salvation? Yes! Please do it! You never know when your time is going to come. I’ve heard just about all of the arguments denying the necessity of baptism for salvation. I thought I’d go through some of the most common ones. I hope if you’re reading this already disagreeing, you’ll read this with a open mind. I’ve sincerely written this with a concerned heart for the souls that may be potentially lost. In the end, your decisions are all in your control and you’ll do what you think is best as we all do. (more…)

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Thoughts on 2 Peter 1:20-21 and 2 Peter 2:1-3

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

For today I thought I’d share more of the interesting things I observed in 2 Peter, by reflecting on the verses at the end of 2 Peter 1 and the beginning of 2 Peter 2. In my last discussion on this chapter which you can find a few posts below this one, we discussed 2 Peter 1:3-11, and how it was about escaping the lusts of the world and becoming a part of the divine nature through confirming your call and election. For today I’m going to share observations I made about 2 Peter 1:20-21 and 2 Peter 2:1-3. Let’s start off with 2 Peter 1:20-21 which states, “First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (more…)

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Monumental lessons from 2 Peter 1:3-11

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

As I was reading through 2 Peter 1 yesterday, there were so many key lessons for the Christian journey in this text that I just had to share them with you all. Particularly focusing on 2 Peter 1:3-11 today, it’s quite amazing when you take the time to carefully read exactly what the text is stating, and see how all of what the text is stating connects together. Let’s start off by reading the whole passage. (more…)

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The Origin of Satan

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

Well, given the holiday, I thought there would be nothing more appropriate to discuss today than this. Hahaha, relax it’s a joke. I know if you celebrate Christmas you’re probably in horror that I would say that, but don’t worry, I know this holiday has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. Though perhaps it does have something to do with one of Satan’s plans of mass deception, but that’s debatable speculation, and I digress. But there’s something important to be learned here, which will continue to help us in carefully studying the Word just like the Bereans did in Acts 17:11. What we’re going to learn here, is that we should not follow the Scripture on the basis of traditional or even present man-made teachings as some do, and follow the Scripture on the basis of what it states and indicates. As Paul so eloquently states in 2 Thessalonians 2:15, “So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter.” (more…)

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Lessons from 1 Timothy: Chapter 1

Last updated on October 10th, 2019

Hello readers. I was serious about what I meant in my previous post, so here I am again. Today I’m going to be highlighting some things we can learn from First Timothy, and I’m going to start with Chapter 1. I may go through the rest of the chapters in the future. I was re-reading through this book the other day, and I underlined a few things that I found to be helpful for understanding what represents authentic teaching, and also other little things I found of interest. So let’s begin with 1 Timothy verse 3 which states, “3 I urge you, as I did when I was on my way to Macedonia, to remain in Ephesus so that you may instruct certain people not to teach any different doctrine,” Now throughout 1 Timothy we have a prevailing theme of Paul expressing the difference between false teaching and authentic teaching for the Church. (more…)

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