The Gospel (Page 10)

The Gospel (Page 10)

How do I know I’m really a Christian?

Jesus’ died on the cross to take our sin upon his shoulder, to take the full brunt of God’s wrath because of the sin in our lives. Jesus did that for us so that through faith in Him we are spared God’s wrath and judgment, and clothed with the Jesus’ righteousness. The Bible calls this being ‘justified’ (Romans 5:1), or made right before God. Through Christ’s sacrifice for…

No Power in Faith

I acquired a Kindle this past Spring. It has been one of the best technology purchases I’ve made in recent years – not so much because of the technology, but because it has opened the door to the writings of men of God. I have loaded the works of men like Bunyan, G.K. Chesterson, John Calvin, D.A.Carson, John Owen, Charels Stanley, Wayne Gruden, Martin Luther,…

5 Easy Ways to Totally Spoil the Gospel

“…there are many ways in which the faith of Christ may be marred and spoiled, without being positively denied. And here we venture to think is the very reason that so much religion called Christian, is not truly Evangelical. The Gospel in fact is a most curiously and delicately compounded medicine, and a medicine that is very easily spoiled.” Rev. J. C. Ryle D.D.…

Approach Church like a Box of Weet-Bix Cereal

All believers in Jesus Christ have a responsibility and commissioning to reach out to those who don’t know Christ for themselves. To do that effectively we need to know and speak their language, whilst ruthlessly protecting and teaching the truth of God as written in the Bible. We are not necessarily to try and use different words, but rather explain the biblical text…

Biblical Sainthood

There have of course been those who have taken the story (of Mary MacKillop) as an opportunity to criticize the church and Christianity in general. They are always careful of course to praise MacKillop for the work that she did before seeking to undermine the very reason for which she served so faithfully and sacrificially, her faith and a desire to serve God.

Two Quotes about Conversion

“The tastes and opinions of one “born of God,” his views of sin, of the world, of the Bible, of God, and of Christ, are so thoroughly new, that he is to all intents and purposes what Paul calls “a new creature.” J.C.Ryle