Digested But Untested

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“Believers think of themselves as individuals first, Americans second, and Christians third. Until that prioritization is rearranged, the Church will continue to lose influence, and biblical principles will represent simply one more option among the numerous worldviews that Americans may choose from." - George Barna “Prove all things; hold fast what is good.” - I Thessalonians 5: 21 Ask a roomful of believers if they’re all on the same page, and they’re likely to say yes. Ask them to then read aloud from the page they’re on individually, Continue Reading

Eternally Secure, Perpetually Striving

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One of Christianity’s longest running arguments has to do with the believer’s security. If one has been born again, can he ever lose his salvation? If so, how? And, once lost, can it ever be retrieved? I’m not entirely settled on the issue myself. Some of my favorite scriptures bolster the “once saved, always saved” position. “No man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hands” (John 10:29) for example, and “There is now therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.”(Romans 8:1) Ditto for “He is able to save to the Continue Reading

Digested But Untested

Glasses on Bible 2

Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. — Digested But Untested  “Believers think of themselves as individuals first, Americans second, and Christians third. Until that prioritization is rearranged, the Church will continue to lose influence, and biblical principles will represent simply one more option among the numerous worldviews that Americans may choose from." - George Barna “Prove all things; hold fast what is good.” - I Thessalonians 5: 21 Ask a roomful of believers if they’re Continue Reading

Eternally Secure, Perpetually Striving

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Every Wednesday we’ll post something having to do with doctrine and purity. Hope it helps. — Eternally Secure, Perpetually Striving One of Christianity’s longest running arguments has to do with the believer’s security. If one has been born again, can he ever lose his salvation? If so, how? And, once lost, can it ever be retrieved? I’m not entirely settled on the issue myself. Some of my favorite scriptures (and indeed, ones I draw no small comfort from) bolster the “once saved, always saved” position. “No man is able to pluck them Continue Reading

Your Name, Your Impact

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Every Monday we’ll post something about maintaining your sexual integrity. Hope it helps. — Your Name, Your Impact “A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” - Charles Spurgeon The people who’ve known you feel something when they hear your name, because your name represents how you’ve affected them. Interesting how that works. By way of example, just monitor your emotions while reading these Continue Reading

Digested But Untested

Glasses on Bible 2

Every Wednesday we’ll post something to do with doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. — Digested But Untested  “Believers think of themselves as individuals first, Americans second, and Christians third. Until that prioritization is rearranged, the Church will continue to lose influence, and biblical principles will represent simply one more option among the numerous worldviews that Americans may choose from." - George Barna “Prove all things; hold fast what is good.” - I Thessalonians 5: 21 Ask a roomful of believers if they’re Continue Reading

Eternally Secure, Perpetually Striving

colorful sunset

Every Wednesday we’ll post something having to do with doctrine and purity. Hope it helps. — Eternally Secure, Perpetually Striving One of Christianity’s longest running arguments has to do with the believer’s security. If one has been born again, can he ever lose his salvation? If so, how? And, once lost, can it ever be retrieved? I’m not entirely settled on the issue myself. Some of my favorite scriptures (and indeed, ones I draw no small comfort from) bolster the “once saved, always saved” position. “No man is able to pluck them Continue Reading

Random Ramblings #16: Five to One – A New Monthly Feature

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Every Friday we’ll take a break from topical posts and will post some random personal thoughts.  --- A Cuppa Joe - Random Ramblings from a Fellow Struggler Five to One - A New Monthly Feature  5 recent blog postings worth passing on: Chuck Colson rebukes Christians showing a callous response to the death penalty in particular, and to people in general, in “Cheering Death”: http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/17894 C. Michael Patton’s Parchment and Pen site is one of the best sources for doctrinal posts I know Continue Reading