“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27   Christians are unified with Christ. We are in Christ, and He is in us. The union with Christ is the very heart of the gospel. We have no hope of salvation […]

True versus False Repentance   What is repentance? Is it required for salvation? How do we know when someone has truly repented? Repentance is not just a resolution to do better. Many people make New Year’s resolutions only to have them go by the wayside before the end of January. Repentance is not feeling badly […]

Understanding Faith Faith is synonymous with belief or trust. It also implies loyalty to a person or a thing. Having faith in something is to have complete reliance on that something. You have faith in the bridge to hold you up as you cross over it – you are relying on, trusting, believing and being […]

“Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein He pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.” Westminster Confession of Faith.   Standing Before God the Just Judge   “For all have sinned and fall short […]

  Labels can be useful. They are descriptors of people, places, and things.  I have many labels. Some of my labels pertain to my position within my family: wife, mother, daughter, grand-daughter, niece, aunt, cousin. Other labels pertain to what I do: stay at home mom, homeschool mom, artist, writer, herbalist. Other labels pertain to […]

Substitutionary Atonement: History and Conflict   Substitutionary Atonement is the doctrinal stance that refers to Christ dying as a substitute for sinners. We are all familiar with a substitution. Substitution is one thing that takes the place of something else. There are several atonement theories, this is not a treatise on the debate or correlation […]

    “For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” 1 Timothy 2:5   Jesus is the most important person who has ever lived. He is God wrapped in flesh. The Savior of the World. The two natures of Christ, or the Hypostatic Union, is a fascinating aspect to our Christology. […]

There is a tremendous about of misunderstanding regarding what God meant when He said that women must submit to their husbands. Does this mean that God supports domestic violence? Does this mean that husbands are to be the lord of the castle and every peasant that lives within submit to his every wish? If scripture […]

Trichotomy vs Dichotomy Nouthetic Counseling, also known as Biblical Counseling, holds to a Dichotomist view of man, as opposed to a Trichotomist view. Dichotomist state that man consists of two, and only two parts: body and soul. The Westminster Confession of Faith, says this about the parts of man: “The bodies of men, after death, […]