This article is concerned with the facet of a saving faith requiring righteousness exceeding that of the Pharisees and teachers of the law. The centrality of righteousness in God’s plan for mankind is reviewed. This is another article that is scary — the requirements are substantial. Taking this to heart makes one truly fear God. An important read and study for each of us to apply to our lives.
This command of Jesus — that we must remain in him — is a salvation issue. Jesus combines this command with the necessity to produce much fruit which gives glory to God and identifies those who produce much fruit as Jesus’ disciples.
The issue is one of perseverance. The article shows false doctrines and how this particular command of the Lord Jesus refutes the false doctrines.
This is still another article that discusses a facet of a saving faith. It was Jesus’ teaching to Nicodemus that showed that being born again is necessary in order to have salvation. Jesus said, “no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” This article shows how one becomes born again, the results of being born again, and examples (my own) and Chinese prisoners.
Table of Contents Introduction. Salvation Issue. Scripture Defines Jesus As Lord. The New Testament Emphasizes Jesus as Lord. Believers Received Jesus As Lord. The Disciples Emphasized Jesus as Lord. Jesus Died and Rose To Be Our Lord. True Believers are Jesus' Bond Servants. Necessary Response to Jesus' Lordship. Punishment For Those Who Disobey. Conclusion. Introduction…
This article arose from the observation that those in the church live as though they are unaware of the way God views sin. It was also because much of the church has falsely taught doctrines that seem to excuse sin or make it irrelevant as to salvation. This article makes plain that Scripture teaches that those who “live like this” in regular patterns of sin will not inherit the kingdom of heaven. You’ll also get to review false doctrines in vogue today that deny the awfulness of sin and the judgment that will result from it.
Scripture says that we must do the will of God if we are to enter heaven. This facet of a saving faith is basic in that it contains all the other facets within it. It is God’s will that those who will be saved satisfy the requirements of all the facets of a saving faith. The article shows the connection between the will of God and the teachings and commands of Jesus — how they are one and the same. It also shows the repeated emphasis by Jesus upon his words, his teachings, and his commands.
Many churches teach that salvation can be obtained by simply accepting the “free” gift of salvation and/or accepting Jesus as their Savior. Bernie shows this is far from the truth of Scripture. He points out the multi-faceted warnings of Scripture that can cause one to forfeit salvation. This article could cause many to come to a new understanding and to gain salvation through the Lord Jesus.
Does the Scripture require that all true believers — those who will inherit the Kingdom of God — be conformed to the likeness of Jesus? The answer is an emphatic “YES”! This article reveals the multiple Scriptures and proofs. The gate and road to salvation begin to feel very narrow. This is an important read!