Category Archives: Gospel

Becoming a Christian

This is the Bible study on becoming a Christian that I sent to my (very small) mailing list at RebuildingTheFoundations.com. I think it is worth posting here as well. Becoming a Christian In previous Bible studies, we have talked about … Continue reading

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Earning Heaven and Being Worthy

I think it would be good to voice (write) my agreement with the idea that we will never be good enough, in ourselves, to earn heaven. This does not negate the fact that God rewards eternal life to those who … Continue reading

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Faultless Before His Throne

A friend of mine from England commented on a recent post. He feels condemned a lot when I write. If you do too, I can’t write things that are less convicting, but I can share how I deal with conviction. … Continue reading

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Lordship Salvation? Works?

This blog was prompted by an email. The writer had been warned to be careful about works, a common problem (heresy) in the evangelical churches. We have to believe what the Bible teaches. The Bible says that faith and works … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Foundations: What is the Gospel?

Some writers struggle with writer’s block. My problem is having too many things to write about! I have to finish¬†Rome’s Audacious Claim. That is a priority.¬† The draft in 90% done, but there will be a lot of editing and … Continue reading

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All Sins: Past, Present, and Future … Or Not

So I’ve got a guy on Facebook telling me that when the Bible says that all our sins are forgiven (Col. 2:13), this necessarily means that even our future sins are forgiven. He wants me to show him a verse … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: John 1:7-18, John the Baptist and Jesus

We have been going through Tatian’s Diatessaron, a second-century harmony of the Gospels. We are in Section III, and today we are covering John 1:7-17. John’s Gospel is the last of the Gospels written. It may well have been written … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: Luke 2:41 – 3:3; Matthew 3:1-3, John the Baptist

We are going through Tatians Diatessaron, a harmony of the Gospels compiled in the mid-second century. Today, we are in Section III, and we will be going over Luke 2:41-3:3 and Matthew 3:1-3. [Jesus’] kinfolk used to go to Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Through the Bible: Luke 1:76-80, Repentance and Atonement

Note: This is a very long post. I think it the subject is worth the length of the post. Therefore, I will wait at least three days to post the next one. If you are going through the Bible with … Continue reading

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The New Covenant at a Glance

I was asked: “What exactly is the New Covenant, and where is it described in the Bible.” Great question. The short answer is that the New Covenant is mentioned and described in Jeremiah 31:31-34. That passage is quoted in Hebrews … Continue reading

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