The judgment seat of Christ

Because of the judgment seat of Christ, we press on toward the upward calling

Some false teachers are preaching a doctrine that there is no Judgment Seat of Christ. They say the old nature can only sin, so you aren’t responsible for those sins, and the new nature cannot sin, so you aren’t responsible for those good works. They are ignoring thousands of verses and almost the entire Old Testament to get to this Continue reading The judgment seat of Christ

We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

This verse does not mean we have to ignore our senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste) or turn off the intelligence of our brains, to live as good Christians. It does not mean we have to blindly, stupidly, stagger through life based on “faith” of our leaders. But you might think so based on the number of cults that Continue reading We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Add to your faith (2 Peter 1:5)

We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. But we are not supposed to remain in the new-born baby state forever. The Bible says “add to your faith” because this pattern is intended for our lives. The Bible describes a pattern for our lives in the relationship of God the father, God the son, and Continue reading Add to your faith (2 Peter 1:5)

Whose faith follow (Hebrews 13:7)

The Bible commands us to follow our leader's faith as they live it out in practical work of faith and labor of love.

The Bible says we should follow the faith of godly leaders. Therefore “who” we follow is important—what direction are they leading us? And “why” we follow them is even more important—what is our motivation and purpose? But “how” we follow them is the most important—will we reach the destination or barely begin the journey? Remember your leaders who taught you Continue reading Whose faith follow (Hebrews 13:7)

They left us because they were not of us (1 John 2:19)

Does 1 John 2:19 mean people that leave us are not saved?

Does 1 John 2:19 mean people that leave us are not saved? I know of Christian groups that use this verse to slander, anyone who leaves us in our immediate local fellowship, by condemning them as unsaved and dangerous. They prohibit their members from fellowshipping with them, praying for them, or even eating with them. Is that what this verse Continue reading They left us because they were not of us (1 John 2:19)