Good News for Sinners

‘This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.’ 1 Timothy 1:15 [NKJV] I Am A Sinner Admit this, and this verse of Scripture holds good news for you. Deny it knowingly, and Jesus Christ cannot help you. However,…

Did Jesus really die for our sins?

[article originally by Mr.P – edited by ALM] Once, when I told a contact that ‘Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture‘ (1 Corinthians 15:3), the challenge came back: “There is no clear text for this huge part of your faith that Christ died for our sins. He never mentioned this out of…

Was Jesus disrespectful to His mother?

[Article by Mr.P] Sometime shortly after the occasion of Jesus’ baptism, Mary (Jesus’ mother), along with Jesus and some of the disciples were invited to a wedding. We read about this in John ch.2. During the wedding “they ran out of wine” which in the Jewish culture of that time, was such a mistake it…

The Deity of Christ before the Council of Nicaea.

[article by Mr.P] The First Council of Nicaea was a council of bishops in the Church, organised in the city of Nicea in Bithynia (now called Iznik in Turkey) and called by the Roman Emperor Constantine. It lasted from May to August AD 325. This ecumenical council was the first effort to achieve agreement in the Church…

13 Witnesses to Jesus Christ’s Deity

[Article by Mr.P] God The Father called Jesus Christ God: • Hebrews 1:8-10 “But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. v9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil…

“No one is good but One, that is, God”

[Article by Mr.P] Luke 18:18-21 (NKJV) records the following occasion “Now a certain ruler asked Him (Jesus v16), saying, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” v19 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. v20 You know the commandments:…

Time how swift.

While with ceaseless course the sunHasted through the former year,Many souls their race have run,Never more to meet us here:Fix’d in an eternal state,They have done with all below;We a little longer wait,But how little none can know. As the winged arrow flies,Speedily the mark to find;As the lightning from the skiesDarts and leaves no…

Who is the prophecy of Isaiah 42 speaking of?

[article by Mr.P] Some claim that anyone familiar with the Old Testament should recognize immediately that a chapter of remarkable resemblance to Muhammad exists in the book of Isaiah. Others claim that a mystery rests in the fact that there is no evidence that the book of Isaiah was accessible to the Arabs in the…

Who are the “brethren” from whom a prophet will come?

[article by Mr.P] Concerning “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,” (Deuteronomy 18:15), does “of/from your brethren” only include Jews or could it also include the Arabs? Below are all the references to “of your brethren/brothers” and “from your brethren/brothers”…

Why is Jesus called the “Son of God” in the Bible?

[article by Mr.P] Christianity says that Jesus is Son of God 1John c5v10 “He who believes in the Son of God has the witness (i.e. witness of God v9) in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His…

Can a Christian lose their salvation?

I want to begin in 1 John.  In chapter 1:5, John begins with an absolute: ‘God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all’.  Verse 6 logically follows: ‘if we say’ (in other words, if we profess to be a Christian), but ‘walk in darkness’ – this is not a slip or a…