Salvation is a process by which one becomes right with God. Jesus Christ led a sinless life as the perfect lamb of God, voluntarily dying on the cross to take the punishment for our sins, thereby giving us redemption from spiritual death, so that we might have a personal relationship with the Father. We are justified by the grace of God through faith, not works. Following justification, we are sanctified through the work of the Holy Spirit as we consecrate our lives to Jesus Christ and His Word.
Salvation in the Bible - a continual
Justification - a work by
the blood of Jesus Christ
- By the grace of God
- through faith, not works
- My Attorney - A modern parable of salvation through faith in Christ
- Going to Heaven Are We? - Many people believe they can earn their way to heaven by doing good works. However, we can never attain the holy standards God demands, which is why He redeemed us by His grace (gift) in His Son, Jesus Christ.
- Did Jesus Command Baptism in Order to be Saved? - A commentary on John 3:5-7
- Water Baptism... Is it Necessary for Salvation? by Eric English (off site)
- Forgiveness of Sin - Offered to all people
- Forgiveness: Why Judaism Fails to Understand God - Forgiveness of others is not optional for the Christian
- Redemption - A work of God
- Sanctification - A work of the Holy Spirit in a willing believer
- Consecration - A radical
commitment to Jesus Christ
- Brownies with a Difference - A good example to read to your kids (or actually do it!)
- Many are Called, But Few Are Chosen - God is inviting you to salvation. If you refuse the invitation, you will not be chosen for heaven.
- Is Confession Necessary for Forgiveness of Sin for the Christian?
- Eternal Security of the Believer: Once Saved Always Saved?
- Have Christians Already Overcome Satan? - The Importance of the Word of God in the Life of the Believer
- Justification - a work by the blood of Jesus Christ
- Nothing Unique About the Teachings of Jesus Christ? - The radical teachings of Jesus Christ
- Prince of Peace - What Peace? - Does this mean Jesus was to bring world peace or some other kind of peace?
- The Pattern Of Redemptive History In Both The Old And The New Covenant As It Relates To The Moral Law by Wes Ringer
- Why Do Christians Lie So Much? Truth and Christianity
- The Confession of Saint Patrick
- Is Living Together Before Marriage a Good Idea?
- Is it Okay for Christians to Engage in Premarital Sex Before Marriage?
- Dancing with the Broom: Your Worth in the Eyes of God vs. How Others See You
- Christian Theology
We are what we think.
- 12/16/2014 02:14 AM
Biblical Themes in â€śThe Hobbitâ€ť
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, the third and final film in the series, releases in theaters December 17. RTB editor and fan of the book and film series Sandra Dimas stopped by my office to discuss some of … Continue reading
- 12/09/2014 04:31 PM
The Incarnation in Light of the Image of God
The doctrine of the Incarnation (God coming in the flesh) stands at the very heart of historic Christianity and is celebrated around the world at ChristmastimeÂ (known in the traditional church calendar as the Advent season). Borrowing from the fourth-century Christian … Continue reading
- 12/02/2014 02:45 AM
Science and Faith: An Interview with a Biochemist
Through RTBâ€™s Visiting Scholar Program, we often have the pleasure of hosting and working with experts in various fields of study. Earlier this year, RTB welcomed Dr. Russ Carlson, a biochemist who has contributed to important research on complex carbohydrates … Continue reading
- 11/25/2014 02:38 AM
10 Reasons to be Thankful for the â€śShyâ€ť Member of the Trinity
One of the most distinct doctrinal tenants of historic Christianity is the Trinityâ€”the belief that one God exists eternally and simultaneously as three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three persons in the Godhead share equally and completely … Continue reading
- 11/18/2014 02:57 AM
Ethics in â€śThe Hunger Gamesâ€ť
How do the choices we make in pursuit of an end goal impact the outcome of our endeavors? If our cause is worthy enough, are we excused from ethical considerations in our efforts to achieve it? In other words, do … Continue reading
- 11/11/2014 02:38 AM
Reflections on War
The Second World War is the largest single event in human history, fought across six of the worldâ€™s seven continents and all its oceans. It killed fifty million human beings, left hundreds of millions of others wounded in mind or … Continue reading
- 11/04/2014 12:43 PM
Do We Derive Pleasure from Sports Violence?
The problem of football is football. Which is to say, it [NFL football] isÂ consciously merchandisingÂ violence. â€” George Will, Fox News Sunday, September 21, 2014 I have been an avid sports fan from the age of nine. Prior to that my … Continue reading
- 10/28/2014 11:56 AM
The Seven Deadly Sins, Part 4 (of 4)
During the month of October, RTB editor Sandra Dimas and I have discussed the seven deadly sins and their virtuous opposites. This week we conclude the series with pride and envy. In case you missed the previous articles, you can … Continue reading
- 10/24/2014 02:49 AM
Quote of the Week: Michael Reeves
When you proclaim Jesus, the Spirit-anointed Son of the Father, you proclaim the triune God. â€”Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2012), 37â€“38.
- 10/21/2014 02:14 AM
The Seven Deadly Sins, Part 3 (of 4)
This week RTB editor Sandra Dimas and I continue our discussion on the seven deadly sins and the contrasting virtues. Read part 1 and part 2 to see which vices and virtues were already discussed. **** Ken, so far weâ€™ve … Continue reading
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