In a recent blog I suggested that missed rewards would be missed forever. One person strongly disagreed and commented in response that “rewards are for time, 1000 years, not eternity.” Someone else responded to that comment with this question: “Where does the Bible tell us that rewards are just for a short time? It is
I received the following email: I understand the deadly consequences of unrepentant sin in this life. But I don’t get the idea of negative consequences at the Judgment Seat of Christ. What deadly consequences would there be? In 1 Cor 3:10-15 it sounds like any wood, hay, or stubble works will simply be burned up.
Take a look at this moving email I just received: I have believed I was saved for a long time. But it was not until last year that I finally heard a proper presentation of the gospel of free grace. The evangelical world is crazy mixed up out there. I was brought to a Reformed
On May 18 of this year, Greg Laurie posted a blog entitled “Close, But Not Close Enough.” You can read his blog here. A reader of our blog asked what I thought of Laurie’s blog. Laurie cites three passages in his article. The main passage he cites is 2 Cor 7:9-10: “Now I rejoice, not
I received this email question: I have been going through the book, The Ten Most Misunderstood Words in the Bible, with my pastor and we have both enjoyed it and have been challenged by it. I have learned much about heaven from it and am excited to live again on the new earth for eternity,
Recently I received two similar responses to a recent blog (which you can read here). In the blog I had said that we must believe that what we get from the Lord by believing in Him is irrevocable, whether we call that everlasting life, salvation, justification, forgiveness, or new life. Those two responses I received
Many have suggested that Moses was a type of Christ. That is, as he delivered Israel from bondage in Egypt, so the Lord Jesus will deliver Israel from bondage to Gentile domination. Of course, Jesus’ deliverance is both physical and spiritual. He will not only bring the kingdom for Israel, He gives everlasting life right
In 2013 I was one of the authors of a four-views book on the role of works at the final judgment. In that book I suggested that Eph 2:8-9 says that everlasting life is by grace through faith and apart from works (Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment, Zondervan, pp. 40-41).
Justification by faith alone taken at face value means justification by faith alone. However, more and more today Evangelicals are saying that justification by faith alone means justification by submission and obedience. One of the leading Christian bloggers is New Testament scholar Dr. Scot McKnight. His blog is called Jesus Creed. McKnight published a commentary
While working up my recommendations for various books of the Bible, I looked up how two commentators, Ralph Martin and Gordon Fee, handle Phil 2:12. While both men believe that perseverance is required to attain “final salvation,” neither sees Phil 2:12 as dealing with that. Fee says, Obedience in this case takes the form of