Archives
Categories
E-Sword
e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. Click Here

Archive for the ‘New birth’ Category

Disinherited Children

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]

Joan Crawford, the famous movie star of several decades back, left some of her children out of her will. She was not the first to do so, nor is she likely to be the last. It is the right of parents to disinherit a child or children if they choose to do so. Let it be observed, however, that such disinherited children do not cease to be the children or offspring of the withholding parents; they simply are left out of the will, cut off from receiving any of the estate.

Can—and will—God ever disinherit His children? One of the major tenets of Calvinism is “Perseverance of the saints,” which avers that if one chances to be among the elect of God he can never do anything sinful or evil enough to fall from God’s grace and lose his eternal inheritance. However, those who will read the New Testament with glasses that are clear, rather than with those colored by Calvinistic dogma, will discover a plethora of passages that teach otherwise, for example.:

Read the rest of this entry »

Little Word—Big Meaning

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]

Jesus once said, “We must work the works of him that sent me…” (John 9:4). Must refers to that which is necessary, indispensable, required, or obligatory. What are some things we must do (emph. DM in all quotes)?

• We MUST Believe in God: “And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him” (Heb. 11: 6). Belief is the necessary beginning point in anyone’s relationship with God. Those who genuinely believe in God also believe in His Word and in Jesus Christ, His Son. The context of this passage (all of the chapter) indicates that the belief God requires is more than a mere intellectual admission of His existence. Rather, it is one that cannot be defined apart from obedience to His will (cf. Jam. 2:14–26).

Read the rest of this entry »

Come Join In

Like us on Facebook Click Here

Join Our Facebook Group Click Here

The Scripturecache Click Here

Links of Interest
Scripture Cache Click Here


Contending for the Faith Radio

A 24/7 Online radio station for broadcasting the Gospel
Click Here

Spring Church of Christ
Click Here


Bellview Church Of Christ
Click Here


Elk City Church of Christ
Click Here


Contending for the Faith
Click Here


South Seminole (Gary Summers)
Click Here


The Keys Of The Kingdom
Click Here


TSD Online Live Bible Classes
Click Here


False Doctrines of Man
Click Here