For the apostle John, the idea that a Christian will continually or habitually practice sin goes against everything that John intends.
John's reference to "antichrists", meant that they were evident in the church in his lifetime. It is not a 20th or 21st century arrival.
A Christ like walk is attained, based on the maturity level of the believer.
Man, is not perfect, nor will he be perfect on this earth. There is nothing that man can do that will make him good enough to walk in the light. However, John makes it very clear that Christians are “walking in the light”, not due to anything if they have accomplished, rather, it is what Jesus accomplished on the cross.
Using Galatians 1:1-5 as reference, the Apostle Paul gives an example of how the authority of God's calling on our life should be protected and expressed. Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—and all the brothers who are with me, … Continue reading Does God Have Authority in the Life of the Believer?
It is very important to understand the history of Paul. In his own words, he describes himself as: “I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law … Continue reading What did the Apostle Paul believe concerning the Gospel of Grace as the only means of Salvation?
Paul carefully defends salvation found in the Gospel over the Law of Moses, for believers in Jesus Christ. He defines the relationship between faith and works, freedom and bondage.
Fruit is often used as a metaphor for a "good." In the New Testament, and specifically in this passage, fruit is associated with a good outcome (Matt. 3:8; 7:16; John 4:36; 15:8; Rom. 1:13; 6:21).
The Teen Study Bible NKJV, Hardback edition, Zondervan. 2015, (1626 pages). Book Review I do not own a single Teen Study Bible. Usually I find them simplistic and the market is filled with NIV translations. This one caught my eye as it is a New King James Version of the bestselling teen study Bible published … Continue reading Book Review: The Teen Study Bible NKJV
For the past two years, the leadership has held an "apologetics" forum. We place a box in a conspicuous place in the main cabin area along with a pen and paper and label it “Questions for Apologetics Forum.” We then tell the youth that we will answer every question placed into the box before we leave from camp. The response has been overwhelming. The following questions were collected at the 2016 Falls Creek Youth Camp.