Toby asks two great questions: It seems to be a popular teaching to believe (or trust) in the finished work of Christ on the cross for salvation. I hold to the position that we believe in Jesus’ promise of everlasting life. Is the former view correct? How should I talk to people who hold this
My first two years on staff with Cru, we were encouraged to share our faith with multiple college students each week. But we had no quota we needed to reach. That changed in year three. We were required to witness to ten or more students per week one-on-one. When I spoke to the basketball and
B. P. asks, “Is evidence of a changed life an important indication of whether a person is truly born again?” Most Evangelicals say that their assurance of salvation requires an ongoing self-examination of our works. They reason in this way: Major premise: Only those who persevere in faith and good works will gain final salvation.
Not only did Jesus need to be the right Person and do the right works for us to be saved, but He also had to make the right promise. Without the promise of everlasting life, no one could be saved. Why is the promise of Christ essential for salvation? Because the promise of everlasting life
C. L. raises another important question: I have a friend I’ve witnessed to on several occasions about eternal security. He acknowledges how Scripture seems to make it clear, and he seems to believe it up to the extent that he HOPES it’s true, but then is sort of prepared for the possibility that it’s not
Hal and Wanda ask this provocative question: I guess this is more a philosophical question than a theological one. Why do you think individuals want to make it so difficult to be saved? You would think they would be eager to embrace faith alone as the saving message. I guess the spirit of the Pharisees
A. S., a reader, asks this fascinating question: In relation to Matthew 22:37 and John 3:16—in your own understanding what is the right interpretation of the two verses in relation to each other? Thanks, and stay blessed in Jesus’ name! The Lord was often asked about the greatest commandments in the OT. The reason was
A regular blog reader sent me a story that is making the rounds on the internet. I doubt it is a true story. It sounds made up. In any case, the story tells of an Evangelical woman who used to be a Roman Catholic; she was sharing her faith with a Roman Catholic man in