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Mortal and Venial Sins?

Roman Catholicism distinguishes between mortal sins, which lead to hell, and venial sins, which lead to “temporal punishment.” Is this distinction scriptural? Note: This post is the result of thinking about a recent discussion with “Jon.” He mentioned once that … Continue reading

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Fear, Faith, and Forgiveness

This is a response to a reader/friend regarding whether a single fall from perfection could cost us eternal life. I hope that what people saw in my post is that the issue with the cross is not a failure here … Continue reading

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Will Christians Be Judged by Their Works

“The claim is that Revelation has a series of Judgments, and the one who has faith in Christ avoids the judgment based on works.” A friend wrote this to me. Here is my brief answer. I say brief because I … Continue reading

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Verses Working Together: Salvation Apart from Works

We spent a couple posts looking at warning verses and comparing them with assurance verses. Let’s do the same with the issue of faith and works, which is closely related. For by grace you are saved, and that not of … Continue reading

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Verses Versus Verses: Eternal Security

We’ve been talking about eternal security the last two weeks in our “Life Group.” They have been very gracious with my dissent, and my dissent has not been very strong because this group does not deny the necessity for works … Continue reading

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Far-Fetched Interpretations

In researching how much the Reformers relied on or referenced the early church fathers, I ran across this article on The Old Jamestown Church blog. That particular post defends the Reformation view of salvation by faith alone with citations from … Continue reading

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John 5:24-29 – Jesus, Faith, Works, and the Judgment

John 5:24 is used as a standalone verse in evangelism programs. It reads: Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes in him who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has … Continue reading

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Having the Holy Ghost and Going to Hell

I was reading a book today, and it was very convicting. In fact, I went through our movies and pulled about 15 out to be thrown away. I was happily surprised to see how many I didn’t have to throw … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Salvation?

Someone told me that CharismaMag.com had some great articles this month. I agree, it did. One of them inspired yesterday’s post. Today, though, I want to disagree with one, or at least make it more direct. The article is called … Continue reading

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Questions About Salvation

This is an email I wrote this morning. I think it’s anonymous enough to post publicly. 1. What does “saved” mean to me? “Saved” is a big word that means different things in different context. In Romans 5:9-10 for example, … Continue reading

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