Can you Lose your Salvation?

4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to...

Ecclesia – The Church

ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía) The term most often translated “church” is ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía) in the Greek. This term has the meaning of an assembly or congregation. The term appears over 100 times in the New Testament. The Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, called...

Have Tongues Ceased?

There has been much discussion on what the word “perfect” means in 1 Corinthians 13:10.  A proper interpretation of this passage will answer the question: “are tongues for today?”.  The word teleion (teleion) is translated in several English Bibles as “perfect”.  It...

The Biblical View on Tongues

1 Corinthians 12-14 Andrew R. Rappaport Introduction There is much confusion in some Christian circles about a particular gift of the Holy Spirit: speaking in tongues.  The gift of speaking in tongues is the miraculous ability to speak a known human language that the...

The Simple Gospel Message

1. All people are sinners (Romans 3:10, 23) You must see yourself as a sinner (Romans 3:10; 23) before a holy God (Isaiah 6:3). 2. The penalty of your sin is death (Romans 6:23; Genesis 2:17)  spiritual death (Ephesians 2:15) – separation from the physical birth from...