Follow the Unchanging Cloud

c. 1490 BC NUMBERS 9 15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning. The first time the word cloud is used in Scripture … Continue reading Follow the Unchanging Cloud

An Important Question

“Does regeneration precede salvation?" or, “Does salvation precede regeneration?” There is a theological bias that contends regeneration comes after faith.  It is asserted that a person must believe in order to become a Christian, and then, when a person becomes a Christian they are regenerated. Those of another theological persuasion say just the opposite.  It … Continue reading An Important Question

Regeneration Precedes Faith

An Important Question “Does regeneration precede salvation? Or “Does salvation precede regeneration?” There is a theological bias that contends regeneration comes after faith.  It is asserted that a person must believe in order to become a Christian, and then, when a person becomes a Christian they are regenerated. Those of another theological persuasion say just … Continue reading Regeneration Precedes Faith

Why Has God Chosen to Save Sinners by Grace?John Bunyan

With additional comments and summary Stanford E. Murrell “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 The answer to the question, "Why has God chosen to save sinners by grace?" is easy to answer.  It can be said that God saves sinners … Continue reading Why Has God Chosen to Save Sinners by Grace?John Bunyan

The Unwaiting Savior

“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. 3 And as he … Continue reading The Unwaiting Savior

Regeneration, The Great Work of Our Sovereign God

The term “regeneration” is a Biblical word. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). The Greek word “paliggenesia” speaks of a spiritual rebirth in Titus 3:5 (the state or the act), that … Continue reading Regeneration, The Great Work of Our Sovereign God

Matthew: The Man Who Rose Up to Follow Jesus

“And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.” –Matthew 9:9 The receipt of custom refers to the tax office. Sitting at his place of work was a man named Matthew, whom … Continue reading Matthew: The Man Who Rose Up to Follow Jesus