Some believe that salvation occurs only after a person is immersed in water. Is this true?
Brantly Millegan, for example, at the Catholic University of America, said the following in a recent interview with the Christian Post, "Catholics baptize infants because infants have Original Sin and need Jesus for salvation just as much as anyone else, and baptism is the way they can receive it."
Many of the early church fathers embraced this view of baptism as well. Even though we cherish many of their teachings, they were fallible…some taught that the Holy Spirit was a created being, the salvation of all (including Satan), purgatory, and so on. Therefore, we must look primarily at what the scriptures teach. more >>
Jefferson Bethke is known on the internet for his popular spoken word videos. He is always full of hopeful messages about God's grace and love for us. But, what many don't know is that he actually struggled with depression for a part of his life.
Coming from him you can see that all his advice is coming straight from the heart. Not beating around the bush, but giving you his exact story. He uses the Bible as the key source to fight depression. You must hear the verse that helped and motivated him to come out of depression. Hearing how he turned it around will have you CHEERING!
Watch Jefferson Bethke's spoken word on depression below: more >>
No one in this world is perfect. We all make mistakes and even sometimes repeat them constantly. We have the tendency to seek after money, fame, people, entertainment, materialism, and lust. But the problem is, all of that eventually leads to emptiness.
For the time being, all these things may be wonderful, but nothing lasts forever. God puts these things in our lives to test us and hopefully we will choose the right path, even if it takes time. He loves his sinners as much as he loves his non-sinners, as long as you're intention in the long run is to follow His way. Seeking after God brings more value to our lives than anything else on this earth.
Below are 7 Bible verses about seeking God: more >>
NEW YORK — Singer and songwriter Chris Tomlin discussed his latest album "Love Ran Red" with CP Voice last week, and explained why he incorporates the Scriptures in his lyrics.
"You don't want to throw a heresy to the world," he said, when asked if he feels pressured to write theologically sound music for congrergations to sing during worship services. "And that's why I think, for me, a lot of the songs — especially the ones that have any kind of longgevity that have really gone further than me — have really come from the Scriptures. And I find that's the best way. Why not just sing something about what God has already written about himself?"
Thus, by including the Scriptures in his music, those who sing along with their church band or choir during worship services will be reciting God's Word. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star and minister Alan Robertson issued a warning on Monday for all Americans calling for them to repent of their sins before civilization collapses in on itself.
"Let's look at human civilization and go back at all the great cultures that rose up, like the Romans or others, and it [sin] just weighs in on itself and it destroys. It becomes such a weighted-down culture in its own seeking of personal pleasure or personal gain, and then it collapsed. It's happened every time, up to now. Do I think it will happen to America? Absolutely," Robertson told CNSNews.com.
Robertson is part of the "Duck Dynasty" clan that became famous for its family and Christian values. He has seemingly followed in his father's footsteps by becoming a minister and preaching the Word to the people. He also worked with his father to co-edit the new study Bible, The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible. more >>
The hugely popular YouVersion Bible App recently hit the 1,000 mark in terms of number of Bible translations, with over 700 languages available, and creator Bobby Gruenewald said he hopes the milestone will help draw attention to the amount of dedication and effort it takes to translate the Bible into native languages.
"One of the things I'm excited about in celebrating this milestone of 1,000 versions is that for a lot of people it's going to bring an awareness to the translation effort that's underway by a number of partners, including Wycliffe and the Bible Society, and various other translation groups that are making Bible text available to the Bible App," Gruenewald, the Innovation Pastor of LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma, told The Christian Post.
"What I did not appreciate or fully understand when we first started the process was that each of these translations that are done, they often times take decades to complete. It involves people that have invested, in some cases, their entire ministry life working on developing a translation for a new language." more >>