Knowing Their Fruit Part II: Signs of True Believers and Teachers

Knowing Their Fruit Part II: Signs of True Believers and Teachers

Last time we talked about signs of false believers/false prophets/false teachers. This week we will look at sings of true believers/teachers. 1st Let’s remember our text: Matthew 7:15-23 15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they …

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Knowing Their Fruit Part One: Signs of False Prophets and Other Apostates

Knowing Their Fruit Part One: Signs of False Prophets and Other Apostates

Text: Matthew 7:15-23 15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad …

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Election and Predestination

Election and Predestination

(Guest Post by James Quiggle ThM) Election. There are three Greek words pertaining to election whose meaning is to choose or select. The first is eklégō. This word means to select, choose, and is translated choose, chose, chosen, elect. It involves preference and selection from among many choices. A relationship is established between the one …

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The Believer and the Law

The Believer and the Law

(Guest Post by James Quiggle ThM) What is the believer’s relation to “The Law?” The apostle Paul said the New Testament believer is “not under law but under grace,” Romans 6:14. But then Paul said he was “not being without law to God but within law to Christ,” 1 Corinthians 9:21. Paul said, “The law …

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Understanding Heresy

Understanding Heresy

(Guest Post by James Quiggle ThM) Heresy is an oft misused term and concept in Christianity. This essay will attempt to define the idea of heresy and its proper use. My sources are Geoffrey Bromiley, Gen. Ed., “The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia” (ISBE), s. v. “Heresy.” (The initials s. v. represent the Latin phrase, “under …

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Understanding Grace

Understanding Grace

(Guest Post by James Quiggle, ThM) The biblical word “grace” is one of the most used words in Christian vocabulary, and one of the hardest to define. Hebrew and Greek lexicons are very good at telling the reader what grace does, but not what grace is. The definition I learned as a new Christian was …

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