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Saving Faith

Saving Faith

 

“But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above); or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead). But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart; that is,  the word of faith, which we preach: that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the… Continue reading

Receive not the Grace of God in Vain

Receive Not the Grace of God in Vain

 

Can every believer have grace enough to keep him free from sinning? Yes. Indeed, everybody in the world can have enough to keep him from sinning. Enough is given, and it is given for this purpose. If anyone does not have it, it is not because enough has not been given, but because he does not take that which has been given.  For “unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.” Eph. 4:7. The measure of the gift of Christ is… Continue reading

Shall it be Grace or Sin?

SHALL IT BE GRACE OR SIN?

 

It can never be repeated too often, that under the reign of grace it is just as easy to do right, as under the reign of sin it is easy to do wrong. This must be so; for if there is not more power in grace than there is in sin, then there can be no salvation from sin. But there is salvation from sin; this no one who believes Christianity can deny.

 

Yet salvation from sin certainly depends upon there being more power in grace than there is in sin. Then,… Continue reading

Original Sin repeating Itself

Original Sin Repeating Itself.

 

When you look at the ‘Original Sin” boil it to is smallest part, you will get one word,”Why?”  Satan was not intentionally disobeying, his point was in essence, “You convince me, and yes I will do.”  This made him above God as he was going to consider, obey his conclusion, or to be selective about what, or what parts of what, he was going to be attentive to, he was just going to choose, based on his thinking and reasoning.  That is not Obedience, as obedience is in essence three words, “Sir,”… Continue reading

Grace- Growth, Part Two

Grow in Grace part Two

Our Text for consideration is 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen.”  As this is a very broad concept, I will quote from some books that capture the essence, so why reinvent the wheel.

“I must grow in grace at home and wherever I may be, in order to give moral power to all my actions. At home I must guard my spirit, my actions, my words. I must give time to personal… Continue reading

Grace Part One

Grace Part One

 

The other day, someone said that they were saved by “Grace” and I knew that they were not talking about that cute Surf Life Saver’s rescue of them last summer, and that got one thinking.  This is just part of a text found in Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:” Grace is simply put as, “Unmerited favour,” something that you get that is not earned or deserved, sort of like winning the lottery and you were only just gifted the… Continue reading

Noah – Past, Present and Future

Noah – Past, Present and Future

 

In this article we will have some fun with our dear friend Noah; yes I am well aware that there is a Movie out about him but from what I see it is way too much fantasy and so little reality.  Here we will talk about the real deal and its duplication in a spiritual and future repeat run as the whole world is to be destroyed once more by a flood, with a same-difference, so let us dive on into this wonderful subject.

Genesis  6:5-8 “And God saw that the… Continue reading

Gain – Loss

Gain – Loss

 

Matthew 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”  This concept of Profit and Loss is what Accountants, Banks, Investment Brokers, Businessmen are all interested in.  Farmers sow a little seed and plan for a bountiful crop to obtain much gain, and they certainly do not want a crop loss.  We go to work and put in many hours of effort, and at the end of the week we eagerly anticipate… Continue reading

Lord; Teach us to Pray?

Lord; Teach us to Pray?

What is commonly called “The Lord’s Prayer” is well known, often recited, but how often do we really actually look at the words and work out what it is actually saying, and do you really mean what the words are saying, how simple it is to fall into a rut and run through it like an advertising jingle, or a simple song.  Now the two commonest renditions are Matt 6:9-13 and Luke 11:1-4, and most people recite the Matthew version, but it is good to read Luke and to understand the angle he is… Continue reading

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Rock, Paper, Scissors

In our study today we are going to look at a few interesting things, and no we are not going to play the game of our title.  In my box of breakfast cereal was a wee clipboard that caught my attention and today we play.  To find a sustainable replacement product for wood pulp to make paper, some Asian countries have turned to a resource they have much of, and that is Rock.  What they have discovered is that if you grind rock as fine as talcum powder, add a resin to bind it,… Continue reading