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Hebrews 6:1-2: What Are The Basics of the Christian Faith?

I spent a lot of my Christian life confused about the elementary principles of the faith as taught in Hebrews 6:1-2. Obviously, these “principles of the doctrine of Christ” are supposed to be simple. The writer of Hebrews wants us … Continue reading

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Can We Be Good Enough to Go to Heaven?

My last post was an answer to an inquirer who asked what I meant when I said it requires works to enter God’s eternal kingdom. He wasn’t satisfied. He asked, “How do you know if you are good enough to … Continue reading

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Is Christianity Different than Islam Because It Does Not Require Works?

Another email I answered. This one asked how my teaching is any different from Muslim teaching if I teach that we must do good works to enter the kingdom of heaven after the judgment. I kindly avoided saying that one … Continue reading

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Faith, Works, and the Early Church Fathers

A friend told me a couple times recently that the early church fathers disagreed among themselves a lot. I hope to get a chance to finish that conversation with him because that statement is just not true. They were far … Continue reading

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Fall in Love with Jesus!

31 years ago, I attended a revival in a little Florida town called Niceville. Yeah, Niceville. The preacher was Danny Duvall, fresh out of college and fired up for Jesus. He not only preached, but he gathered up the young … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Days 44-50

Days 44-50: I’m trying to this a week at at time now rather than every day. 1 Thessalonians 3:5 We told you earlier that you would suffer troubles, just as it came to pass, as you know. For this reason, … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Days 37-43

I’m playing catch-up again. As I said last time, I don’t mind. I need to provide 8 passages today, but I think what I will do is just 7, then catch up again in a few days. I want to … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Days 32-36

I got behind again. I’m going to do that more. I will probably do this once per week and list seven verses rather than one per day. To catch up, we are doing five passages today. There are actually six … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Philippians 3:8-20

Day 31: Philippians 3:8-20: I count everything a loss for the superior purpose of the knowledge of King Jesus my Lord. For him I have suffered the loss of everything, and I count all of it refuse so that I … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Luke 9:23 & Luke 14:26-33

I’m going to add a disclaimer today. I also am going to do two passages because I missed yesterday. Day 29: Luke 9:23-24: [Jesus] said to them all, “If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself, take … Continue reading

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