Overcoming the final test by keeping the Commandments of God and the Faith Of Jesus (Rev. 14:9-12)!

The Spirit that Fills Us and the Spirit that Ministers to Us

The spirit of God is to God what the spirit of man is to man – His mind, character and personality – “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” (1 Cor. 2:11). This is theRead the rest of this page »

Righteousness by Faith – Distinguishing the true from the false

There is a popular view that righteousness by faith means that once you accept Christ, you are righteous solely because Jesus lived a righteous life, thus absolving you of any need to resist temptation and live righteously.  This presentation examines the issue of what exactly is righteousness by faith and seeks to distinguish the true concept from false ideas associatedRead the rest of this page »

“Try the spirits whether they are of God”

The Bible says we should not believe every spirit, but we should “try the spirits whether they are of God” (1 John 4:1).  We have been warned that spiritualism will be woven into every form of deception in the last days – “Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” and “his ministers also” “transformed as the ministers ofRead the rest of this page »

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me”

Christians, Muslims and Jews believe in common that there is one true God.  While they all differ in general beliefs, they are all agreed that this one true God is presented in the Old Testament Torah of the Bible.  The New Testament continues the same concept of the one true God and speaks even more specifically about who this oneRead the rest of this page »

Holy Spirit – Power or Person?

God’s spirit gives you life; it does not make God live in you – “And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live” (Eze. 37:14).  God does not need us to live.  God lives independently of us.  God has been and will be, regardless of us.  Further, you are not alive without God’s spirit being in your bodyRead the rest of this page »

The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts

In the Bible, the term Holy Spirit may refer to the gifts of the Spirit or it may refer to the representative of Christ who dispenses the spiritual gifts.  Christ said that He was going away, and He would send the Comforter, who He calls the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit). “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient forRead the rest of this page »

The Holy Spirit and the End Time

In the Bible, the Holy Spirit is spoken of, both as gifts that are poured out on the believer, and as the Giver of the gifts.  The gifts include power, truth and Godly attributes.  The Giver is ultimately God Himself who gives to Christ and Christ sends the Comforter or an angel to give them to us. “But when theRead the rest of this page »

The Spirits of God, Christ, Angels and Humans

The word spirit or the words translated spirit are used hundreds of times throughout the Bible.  Therefore, there is no lack of scriptural references to assist us in getting a clear understanding of its meanings.  The fundamental challenge that many people overlook, that results in confusion, is the fact that the word spirit is used to refer to several differentRead the rest of this page »

One True God

The Bible speaks unequivocally of one true God.  Most Christians believe this, but many differ as to who this one true God is.  Does the Bible indicate who the one true God is?  Most certainly it does.  So, why are there different opinions as to who the one true God is?  Is it that the identification in the Bible isRead the rest of this page »

Religious Liberty and the New Covenant

The most fundamental principle of the New Covenant is religious liberty or freedom of conscience.  Under the Old Covenant, God’s Moral Law as contained in the Ten Commandments, along with the Statutes and Judgements that amplified and clarified the finer principles contained in the Law, were administered externally by the Mosaic System.  Under the New Covenant, the Law is written,Read the rest of this page »

Separation of Church and State

History has shown that religion and politics can be a very dangerous mix.  For this reason, the founders of the American republic have enshrined the concept of separation of Church and State in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.  But the question is: Can Church and State be completely separated and wherein lies the danger in both beingRead the rest of this page »

Calvary and the Mystery of the Trinity

  The Argument of Calvary             It is popularly assumed that Father, Son and Holy Ghost make a Trinity; further, that the Trinity concept is a mystery that is difficult to explain but should be accepted by faith. But, does the supposed difficulty in explaining it really expose us to embracing questionable ideas that could be detrimental to accept? FirstRead the rest of this page »

If Jesus, why not 1844 and Adventism?

On this day that marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenburg, Germany, that sparked what has come to be known as the Protestant Reformation, I wish to point to Seventh-day Adventism as the Reformation Movement of the last days.  In pointing to Seventh-day Adventism, I ask theRead the rest of this page »

Repentance and Faith

It has now become a standard mantra across Christendom that Salvation is by Faith alone.  So popular it has become that there is even a convergence between Catholics and Protestants around this concept to the point that it is even being said by many that the Protestant Reformation is over.  But the question arises, where does Repentance fit into allRead the rest of this page »

The Advent Movement and Bible Prophecy

The Advent Movement started with the preaching of William Miller around the year 1831.  Based on Miller’s interpretation of Bible prophecy (mainly Daniel 8:14 – “Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed”), there was an expectation that Christ would return in 1844.  With the passing of the time and Christ did not return, MillerRead the rest of this page »

If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God . . . . Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus - Rev. 14:9-12