Once a Child; Always a Child?

I often misunderstood the Bible when I failed to distinguish between ‘relationship’ and ‘fellowship’. This can lead to some huge misunderstandings which result in the way you live. If you are a Christian and live in the fear of God’s punishment, you may be making the same error. A relationship with God is established theContinue reading “Once a Child; Always a Child?”

Repentance; It doesn’t Mean What You Think

I was heading down the highway one day when I passed and old beat up pick-up truck with a camper. It was loaded down and had Bible verses written all over it. On the top of the cab there was a one word sign, “REPENT”. I wondered if the occupants knew what that meant. IContinue reading “Repentance; It doesn’t Mean What You Think”

Is Anything Really Free?

Salvation is a Gift; not an Exchange There are some who communicate the wonderful grace of God as an exchange. They say if you do not put your faith into action, either you never had it, or God will take it away from you. If that is the case, then it isn’t a gift. It’sContinue reading “Is Anything Really Free?”

Interview – Step into the Light

On Friday I was interviewed by Patti Shene, host of the podcast, Step into the Light. She describes her podcast as an interview format where guests can share the ways in which God’s love and grace has touched their lives. She believes that we all experience dark times at some point, and these testimonies willContinue reading “Interview – Step into the Light”

Have You Ever Taken a Drink of Living Water?

When I was a kid growing up in the fifties this was a pump at one of the neighbors where you could get a drink. We’d be running around outside playing ball. The humidity is usually high in western Pennsylvania in the summer time. Sweat would be dripping. But the water that came out ofContinue reading “Have You Ever Taken a Drink of Living Water?”

Scary Bible Verses Part 2

This is another verse that caused me some fearful moments.  “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works is dead” (James 2:17). Have I done enough good works to prove that I am really saved? For my book, Assurance of Heaven, I examined 32 commentaries on this verse. Twenty-seven basically stated thatContinue reading “Scary Bible Verses Part 2”

Assurance of Heaven – Chapter 1; Book Excerpt 2

The B-I-B-L-E, yes, that’s the book for me.” That was a song I sang in Sunday school as a youngster. Like the song, Jesus Loves Me; the lyrics have been stuck in my mind for over sixty years.  But it hadn’t been the book for me. I hadn’t read any of it for almost aContinue reading “Assurance of Heaven – Chapter 1; Book Excerpt 2”

Assurance of Heaven -Book Excerpt 1

For the next several blogs I will be posting excerpts from my book, Assurance of Heaven; God’s Promise to Anyone Who Believes the Gospel. In some posts I may add some additional comments to the chapter excerpt. The following excerpt is from the introduction which frames the purpose for the book.  “Do you lack assuranceContinue reading “Assurance of Heaven -Book Excerpt 1”