I’m a happily married man who lives in Texas, and there’s nothing of me that is good or having any merit whatsoever. In my flesh I am nothing but filthy sin, but I thank God that my hope isn’t in me. The entirety of my hope and worth is Christ in me, the hope of glory.
And my motivation and reason for this blog, is to convey the same hope to lost souls that I received. Every sinner can be free of their guilt and shame, and have life in Christ.
And I also enjoy encouraging my fellow believers as the Lord gives me the opportunity and guidance.
May I also add that when I post something where someone else produced the content, that doesn’t mean that I agree with all of that person’s doctrine. It just means that I found something useful or interesting specifically in the material that I posted at that time.
And I too am ever learning, and I make mistakes. So please extend some grace to me if I posted something that was in error. It is never my intention to post anything that is erroneous, I just do the best that I can as God teaches me.
* The following is what I believe about a few top-priority topics:
All of humanity are sinners, (Rom. 3.23). However when a sinner is justified before God, (even though we continue to sin) we are then identified as “saints,” not “sinners.” (1 Timothy 1.9, Philippians 1.1). This does NOT mean to have a cavalier attitude towards sin. Doing so will reap chastisement from God, corruption, and loss of rewards from God, and great displeasure from God because of one’s rebellion against Him. He gives us His Spirit to guide us in holy living, but it’s our responsibility to heed His direction in our lives.
All of humanity is already in a state of condemnation apart from believing on Christ, (John 3.18, 3.36)
Jesus came to save sinners, (Luke 5.32, 1 Tim. 1.15)
Those who die who didn’t believe on Christ, will be cast into hell and ultimately the lake of fire, to be punished forevermore (Matt. 13.50 & 25.46, Rev. 20.15 & 21.8)
(But no one needs to go there)
Salvation is received only by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as a free gift, and it is freely and equally offered to all of humanity. One must come to Christ with a true repentant-heart towards God, calling upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. Trusting only in the Lord Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection as one’s forgiveness and justification before God. (Isaiah 1.18, Matthew 11.20-30, 1 Cor. 15:1-4, John 3:16, John 6.37-40, Col. 2:13-14, Eph. 2:8-9, Acts 16.31, Rom. 10:9-13). “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1.18
Every believer must be baptized, (by immersion). (Matt. 28.19-20, Mark 1.4-5, 16.16, Acts 8.36-38, 10.48, 22.16, Colossians 2.12)
I trust only the king James bible. Modern versions subsequent to the king James are severely corrupted, and are not trustworthy. Here’s some useful videos about bible choices
The Lord Jesus Christ is God. He is the second Person of the Godhead, born of a virgin, and is currently seated at the right hand of majesty in heaven, (Col. 2:9, 3:1, Heb. 1:3, 1:8).
God created the earth and His inhabitants in 6 literal days, (Gen. 1:1-2:3).
I believe that sanctification is not progressive, but is fully imputed unto every born again believer upon their justification before God. I believe that the following verses verify this: (1 Cor. 1:2, 1:30-31, 6:11, 1 Thess. 5:27, Heb. 2:11, 3:1, 10:10, 10:14, 13:12 & Jude 1:1).
The concept of “progressive sanctification” means that a Christian is getting progressively holier. That would then mean that some Christians are holier than other Christians, (holier than thou). And I don’t believe that any Christian is holier than another Christian. However, I do believe that we as Christians participate in sanctifying our attitudes and behaviors throughout our walk. Basically, we cooperate (or not cooperate) with the leading of the Spirit regarding our thinking and behavior (that should match our regenerated holy identity).
Here’s some timeless scripture to end on… Titus chapter 3
“4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6. Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7. That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”