The New Birth

Many preachers claim that if an unsaved person accepts Christ as their Savior, they have experienced the New Birth, or “born again”. However, can such a claim be justified in scripture?

I question this because of my own ‘New Birth’ experience (John 3:8). What happened was that God placed a “new heart” within me (Ezek 36:26). This experience allowed me to “see” the state of God’s kingdom inside the churches, which to me was horrific.

Please let me explain.

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Works of Faith

The New Testament is very clear that God the Father requires every Christian to bring forth spiritual “fruit” (John 15:1-9) into His kingdom through “works of faith” (James 2:20-26).

The spiritual “fruit” being referred to represents the lost souls in this world — those who are living a life of sin (Luke 15:10). This is because Satan has ensnared them in unbelief (Heb 4:6). The only way to “save” them (Rom 10:14) is for God’s people to preach the True Gospel and to demonstrate their faith using the Gifts of the Spirit (Mark 16:20) that produce ‘works of faith‘, as stated in the scripture verse below.

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations [by My disciples in My churches]; and then shall the end come.” — Jesus speaking

(Matt 24:14) 

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The True Church of Jesus Christ

The True Church of Jesus Christ

In chapters 2 and 3 of the Book of Revelation, Jesus speaks openly to the two Churches of Jesus Christ in Asia that had remained faithful to the Gospel, which represented the True Church of Jesus Christ.

In contrast to this, Jesus mentioned a few good things the remaining five had done, but then went on to specifically criticize these churches about the things they hadn’t done.

This article looks specifically at what the True Church should function as, where each Christian is required to become an individual member within Christs spiritual body (of many members) on the Earth.

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The Significance of Loving Truth

Truth vs lies

I have discovered that human nature has a habit of avoiding “The Truth” about certain matters.

When circumstances dictate that they must face up to facts, they invariably go around, go over — or do everything they can to avoid the issue. In this, they often fail to appreciate that their Creator is wanting them to confront whatever “truth” He has placed before them, for Him to determine if He is able to present to them the most important truth in their life, which is the Gospel message of Salvation in Jesus Christ.

It can be seen that “having a love of the truth” is essential for Salvation to be achieved.

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Are You Walking in Spirit or in the Flesh?

The Bible contains many strange statements that are not easily understood – especially of “walking in the spirit“.  Much research and questioning is often required to discover what these topics truly mean. 

  • Holiness (Heb 12:14-16)
  • Sanctification (1 Thes 4:4)
  • Righteousness (Matt 5:20)
  • Truth (John 18:38)
  • Predestination (Rom 8:29)
  • Walking in the Spirit/Flesh

This article will endeavor to explain what “Walking in the Spirit” vs “Walking in the Flesh” means from the Bible’s perspective.

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Revelation’s Seven Churches

Upon reading Christ’s assessment of Revelation’s seven churches, it is obvious that Christ’s analysis of these ancient churches is not a good assessment of them or of their leaders.

The analysis that follows is Christ’s assessment of each church.

It is provided to assist the reader to help determine where their own church might appear, using Christ’s “plumbline” as guidance (Amos 7:7-9).

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Paradise in Hell?

Do you know the Bible reveals there are five compartments within Hell? Most Christians will acknowledge there is a “hell” but know little more than that. But what about there being a Paradise in Hell, you say?

I recently read a blog post where the author believed Christ did NOT go to Hell. He explained the basis of his beliefs, but I reject his claims.

The Five Compartments of Hell

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Understanding My Gospel

The Apostle Paul termed “My Gospel’ and his other teachings a “mystery”. He therefore required Christians to develop knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the scriptures (Col 1:9) to attain spiritual maturity so as to fully appreciate what he was saying.

Paul also stated that “OBEDIENCE of the faith” (Rom 16:26) is a basic requirement of Salvation. Such “Obedience” must be understood and applied in the Christian life (Rom 10:16) for salvation to be achieved.

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Part 1: The Generations of the Heavens and the Earth

Creation Timeline
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series The Generations of the Heavens and the Earth

The Apostle Peter speaks in the Bible about “The Generations of the Heavens and the Earth” in 2 Peter 3:7 in much the same way as we speak of grand parents, children and grand children, as revealed in the three passages of scripture verses below:

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