Sola Deo Gloria (To the glory of God alone)

To the glory of God alone (Sola Deo Gloria) — God planned our salvation before the world was created and before we were born (Ephesians 1:3-14; 2 Timothy 1:9; Romans 8:29-30). — God predestined, before time began, who would be saved and who would be left in their own rebellion and curruption (Eph 1:3-13; RomansContinue reading “Sola Deo Gloria (To the glory of God alone)”

Sola fide (By faith alone)

By Faith alone (Sola Fide) – No person gets saved without having conscious faith in Jesus Christ, except for those who are unable to believe, like infants who die, and mentally disabled people. — Saving faith is essentially a gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-10). — There is a distinction between false or temporary faith andContinue reading “Sola fide (By faith alone)”

Sola Gratia (By Grace alone)

— We are not saved by obeying the Ten Commandments or the Mosaic law. –We are not saved by doing good works and works of mercy. –We are not saved by the power of our relative or natural free will. –We are not saved by praying to images or pictures of Jesus, Mary, nor byContinue reading “Sola Gratia (By Grace alone)”

Sola Christos (Battle cries of the Reformation)

2. Through Christ alone (Sola Christos) — God planned, and revealed through the prophets, contained in the Scriptures, that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, would come to this world, to redeem and save His people from their sins. — Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, the God-man. He is eternal and immutable, the secondContinue reading “Sola Christos (Battle cries of the Reformation)”

Sola Scriptura (Battle cries of the Reformation)

The battle cries of the Reformation!  Sola Scriptura: The Canon of Scripture, 66 books, is our final authority on all truth, doctrine and practice (2 Timothy 3:15,16)  Sola Christos: Salvation is through the Person and Work of Christ alone. He accomplished and Mediates salvation alone. Christ alone is the Head of the church,Continue reading “Sola Scriptura (Battle cries of the Reformation)”

Final Word: Where do you stand?

Final Word • Where Do You Stand? We have come to the end of our Guide. If you have read and studied this guide you will have a good understanding of what is going to happen in the future—and what God’s purposes are for humanity. Undoubtedly some of what you have read might scare you.Continue reading “Final Word: Where do you stand?”

42. Christianity is not a religion

 42 • Christianity is not a Religion—It’s about a Restored Relationship with God For statistical purposes, Christianity is shown to be one of many religions; but Christianity essentially isn’t a religion. Implied in the word ‘religion’ is that people must do certain things and abstain from other things in order to be accepted by God.Continue reading “42. Christianity is not a religion”

41. The New Heavens and New Earth

 41 • The End of Everything as We Know It—The New Heavens and the New Earth When Jesus ascended to heaven, things in this world really changed. God sent His Holy Spirit to abide powerfully and permanently within all His people. Just as God destroyed the inhabitants of the world about 4500 years ago withContinue reading “41. The New Heavens and New Earth”

37. The reality of suffering

37 • The Reality of Suffering and Persecution of God’s Children When Jesus was on earth, He told His followers that they would have to endure suffering for His name’s sake. He said: ‘If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you’ (John 15:20). Also, in 2 Timothy 3:12 Paul, the soldier of God, said: ‘AllContinue reading “37. The reality of suffering”

36. Go and make disciples

36 • Go and Make Disciples Jesus said many things to His disciples before He went to heaven. One of His last commands should be His children’s supreme concern and ambition. Jesus said, about 2000 years ago: ‘Go therefore and make disciples (spiritually mature Christians) of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name ofContinue reading “36. Go and make disciples”