14 August, 2015

How To Be Certain Of Your Salvation

(Written by Geoffrey Grider)
While the entire Bible stresses certainty and assurance, there’s one section of Scripture that stakes out this theme as its central focus—the letter of 1 John.

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (1 Peter 1:23 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: As we have been discussing lately, the Bible teaches the eternal security of the born again believer in Jesus Christ. Today we present for your consideration 5 main markers from Scripture that accompany your salvation,  from Dr. David Jeremiah’s book “Ten Questions Christians Are Asking“.
As we carefully read through 1 John, we notice a five-fold argument for the assurance of salvation—five of the birthmarks of the Christian.

11 August, 2015

September 2015

(Written by Daymond Duck)
There have been several good articles, pro and con, about upcoming events to watch for in Sept. 2015 (blood moons, Sabbatical year, Shemitah, etc.). To be honest, when these good articles came out I just skimmed over many of them. But I now realize that the list of things to watch for in Sept. 2015 has surpassed my ability to keep up with all of it.

So here is a list I made for myself. It is not my purpose to comment on the relevance of any of these things. But it is my purpose to have a calendar of events that I can refer to. Also, understand that because a Jewish day ends at sundown (not 12 p.m.) and because there are questions about the accuracy of the Jewish calendar some of what is being reported could be wrong.

08 August, 2015

Body, Soul and Spirit

(Written by Jack Kelley)
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and lays bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebrew 4:12-13)

Some people view the soul and body interchangeably, while others think soul and spirit are equivalent terms. But as believers we should think of the soul as the conscious part of us, composed of mind (intellect), will, and emotions. It's the part of us that makes choices and controls our behaviour by giving orders to the body. Our spirit is the subconscious part, an internal advisor to the conscious soul.