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1Thess 5:9, 2Thess 2:13 – When Salvation is not Salvation

Deliverance as salvation We talk about salvation so much as personal salvation when we become born again. There is another major kind of salvation as deliverance in the Millennium that easily is relegated to the background. There is a similar … Continue reading

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Eph 1:3-14 – The Security of Our Glorious Inheritance

The first thing to do to interpret Ephesians 1:3-14 is to break it into three sections. Vs. 3 is a general statement of the blessing that we have because we are in Jesus Christ. Each of the three sections end … Continue reading

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Principles of Spiritual Success — Keep Good Counsel (Acts 15:5-7)

Spiritual success is not bred in isolation. Counsel from like-minded spiritual people is not our only resource. In fact, at times it can actually be devastating.

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Does faith come only after we are born of God?

John 3:3-7 3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 10:1-4 The church in the wilderness

1Cor 10:1-4 1Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; … Continue reading

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Romans 1:1 What kind of apostle?

Rom 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, The apostleship of Paul brings into question the issue of apostolic succession. Certainly Paul’s apostleship was not made in the way … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:5 Predestinated to what?

Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, The word predestinated here is related to declared in Romans 1:4 (see comments on Romans 1:3-4). There, it … Continue reading

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Romans 1:3-4 The Birth and Resurrection of Christ

Rom 1:3-4 3Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection … Continue reading

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