God has free will

All humans are sinners at conception

In your own words: The Atonement of Christ is…

Some words get used as a form of short hand in theological discussions.  Every once and a while it is good for all parties involved to take a moment and define our terms.  One of the most important words in Biblical discussion is atonement in general but especially the atonement of Jesus Christ.  So how would you explain the atonement of Christ to a non-churched friend?  Something we should all think about at some time.

Just remember, even “I don’t know how to put it.” is a legitimate answer as long as it is the truth.

So take a deep breath, think for a moment and then click the button and leave an answer.

Man has free will

Our Own Worst Enemy?

Sure joining Bible Quiz is something like being a part of the special forces in the Lord’s army, but even we, and perhaps especially we, must guard against the more subtle attacks of the enemy.  On this journey between regeneration and glorification we are locked in a threefold battle against the World, the Flesh, and the Devil. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

often our worst enemy goes undetected and so unguarded against

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Of these three the Devil gets all the screen time, and the World is just the collective siren song from a world full of fallen rebel humanity encouraging us all to join in the rebellion.  But often our worst enemy goes undetected and so unguarded against.  And that enemy is what the Scripture calls the Flesh, or the Old Man.  It is that part of us that empathizes with the Devil instead of the Father, and longs to follow the crowd of the World down the broad road of destruction, and readily believes the lie of Satan that if Christ died for our sin, then we can continue to sin with impunity.  You see, spiritual warfare has to do with combating the doctrine (teachings) of demons more than the dominion (presence) of demons.  And in our in-between state of growing in righteousness we will continue to be surprised at how easily we entangle ourselves in sin.

That being said, I present these short messages as an exhortation to engage both the enemy on the outside, but more importantly the enemy within, who is without doubt our own worst enemy.

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part of us empathizes with the Devil

instead of the Father

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we readily believe the lie of Satan

that if Christ died for our sin,

then we can continue to sin with impunity

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we will continue to be surprised at

how easily we entangle ourselves in sin

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What is true freedom?

Does God learn when He looks into the future?