This Great Commission, as the saints of all ages have consented to call it, constitutes the marching orders of his church for a day and to all eternity. It is a whole galaxy studded with many of the biggest stars in the firmament of Christian doctrine.
The Virgin Birth is a prominent and essential teaching of the Christian religion.
To give up the doctrine of virgin birth is to sacrifice the integrity of the gospel authors, the convictions of the apostolic church, and the entire premise of supernatural religion as revealed in the Holy Bible.
The first five of those appearances occurred on the day of his resurrection, and the other five later, during the interval before his ascension.
What a commentary on the true condition of the sinner is this, that for all of his vaunted power, established and reinforced by every worldly device of wealth, authority, and position, the sinner is “yet weak” until he shall find his true strength IN CHRIST.
The Elect are people who will love God and choose to serve him are “the elect” foreordained before all time to inherit eternal salvation.
Of all the primary steps of obeying the gospel, faith, repentance, confession and baptism, all are said to be “unto” or “toward” salvation, God, Christ and the remission of sins; whereas of baptism alone is it declared that it is “INTO Christ.”
The Holy Spirit is the blessed Spirit, a member of the GODHEAD, who takes up residence in Christian hearts in consequence of their being sons of God (Galatians 4:6), and in fulfillment of the apostolic promise of such an indwelling to all believers who will repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38f), and is thus identifiable as the “Holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13).
“So loved the world” is the burden of the entire corpus of divine revelation. No MAN could have died for all men; only God in the form of man could have done it.
The Ark is a type of Christ, the preserver of his people from judgment. The spiritual teaching of Noah’s deliverance has always been recognized by Christians, who see in the Ark a symbol of the church into which they are admitted by baptism, God thereby graciously providing for their deliverance from the wrath and destruction due to sin.
The Great Flood attested both by the Word of God and evidence from the natural world in which we live.
In addition, every culture, from every continent, has historical records of a great floor happening in ancient times.
It is fitting enough, and absolutely in accord with what is revealed in the prophets that the judgment should finally come at the end of the Fourth Great Transgression of humanity.
There are four things mentioned by Paul in 1 Corinthians 1, which belong to the Christian by virtue of his being “in Christ.” Satan, death and hell have no claim on the one who is “IN CHRIST!”
The analogy becomes a contrast in the matter of how many may win. In the earthly contest, only one receives the prize; but in the heavenly contest, every man may do so, since his victory does not depend upon any relationship between his achievement and the achievement of his fellow contestant.
Heaven is Real!
Don’t let anyone persuade you with the Satanic Propaganda that HEAVEN and HELL are not real, but only biblical metaphors!
Anyone pushing this false teaching, this new age, feel good, so-called religious garbage will have to answer to God in person on Judgment Day, before His throne in HEAVEN!
When the seed is planted, and it lands on good soil, the Lord can do beautiful things with it, and the Christian servants it yields are for GOD’S GLORY, not mine or anyone else’s.
“I am the bread of life” is one of the SEVEN great “I AM’S” of John.
The Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ is our BRIDGE from this World to Heaven. When we gather with the saints this Easter Sunday, as we partake in the Lord’s Supper, we must thank our Heavenly Father for the ultimate gift of His ONLY Son, the BLOOD that our Savior shed (the fruit of the vine), Christ’s broken BODY (the unleavened bread), and Death, nailed the Cross, and His miraculous RESURRECTION, three days later.
As we remember, we must also look forward to His glorious return!
The entire teaching of Christ is oriented to the doctrine of the resurrection.
Christ made it clear enough that salvation is the result, not of merely believing but of believing and being baptized. The preconditions upon which Christ promised to transfer sinners into himself are here stated as faith and baptism.
The Sovereign MUST of Almighty God Overshadows the Bible.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.