The following articles are related to the topic of FORGIVENESS

Colossians 2:12 — Baptism – A Working of God

Many denominational people oppose the idea that baptism is an essential condition for the remission of past sins. One of the misconceptions leading to this erroneous conclusion is this. It is argued that the New Testament plainly teaches that we are not saved by works. But, baptism is a work. Therefore, baptism can have nothing to do with our salvation. ... read more »

Apostasy – A Clear and Ever-Present Danger

The sectarian notion that it is impossible for a child of God to so sin as to be lost eternally is widely believed by a host of sincere people. But the idea is fallacious. It was first vocalized in the Garden of Eden by Satan, who lied to Eve by telling her that disobedience to God would not result in ... read more »

The Sexual Orientation Controversy

Ever since the 1970s, most psychotherapists have been telling the American public that homosexuality is a genetic condition, like being right-handed or left-handed. According to these "experts," sexual orientation is not something one can change. Some of the major studies reflecting these opinions have been done, of course, by the homosexuals themselves. Accordingly, the standard line of psycho-dribble is that ... read more »

The Divine Benefits Package — A Study of Psalm 103

The book of Psalms is one of the truly majestic pieces of biblical literature. It is a collection of 150 songs inspired by the Spirit of God. Some of these celebrate the history of the nation of Israel. Others pronounce severe judgments upon those who set themselves as enemies of Jehovah. There are psalms that are messianic in thrust, i.e., ... read more »

Is There No Plan of Salvation for Angels?

"What is the meaning of Hebrews 2:16, 'For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham'?" In order to appreciate the passage (as much as is possible from the limited information available), one has to have a grasp of the argument that the inspired writer has made thus far ... read more »

Does the Requirement of Baptism Compromise the Immutability of God?

"If people are required to be baptized today, in order to receive the forgiveness of their sins, and they were not so required in the Old Testament era, does this not suggest that God has 'changed'? And would this not conflict with the doctrine of the 'immutability' of God?" This is a thoughtful question and we are happy to respond. ... read more »

How to Go to Heaven — Sincere, but Wrong

Two ladies walked up the driveway. They handed me a small, tri-folded brochure that contained the service times of their church group. It advertised the religious group as being "independent of any denomination, Bible-based in every part of ministry, soul-winning and missions minded, and distinctively Christian." The tract claimed that the religious body is "an old fashioned, independent, Baptist Church ... read more »

Are You Homophobic?

"We need to be tolerant of other people, especially those of a different sexual orientation," so goes the common saying. The homosexual agenda is everywhere. Those who preach "tolerance" are not tolerant of you, if you disagree with them. That's what Elliot Chambers learned when he wore a sweatshirt to Woodbury High with the words, "Straight Pride." The next day, ... read more »

Are We Resurrected from the Dead When We Obey the Gospel?

"Are we resurrected from the dead when obeying the gospel? If we are made alive in Christ, how can we be dead and resurrected again [at his second-coming]?" Before one obeys the gospel, he is dead in sin (Eph. 2:1). To which does this refer: the physical body or a spiritual condition? It refers, of course, to our spiritual condition. ... read more »

What Is the Church of Christ?

The New Testament is the only place to which we can turn to learn about the church of Christ. We recall that the church is described as the eternal purpose of God (Eph. 3:9-11). It is obviously very important. It is necessary, therefore, that we are educated by the New Testament and not by the ideas of men. The New ... read more »