Bible Summary. In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus illustrates to us how the spiritual dead can be brought back to life. Christ is the answer for us who fall short of the glory of God and who are spiritually dead. The gospel of Jesus Christ is preached specifically for those who are spiritually … Continue reading How Can Someone Escape Spiritual Death?
Bible Summary. If we continue to sin and live unrepentant lives, we will be spiritually separated from God. We cannot blame our severed relationship with God on demonic forces, other people, our heritage, or our environment. The parable of the sheep and the goats illustrates that there will be a Judgment Day where unrepentant sinners, … Continue reading What the Bible Says About Being Separated From God
Bible Summary. There is a power of darkness. It is made manifest by the power of sin and death. The Devil’s power of darkness is limited and only lasts for a season or even an hour. If we are without God, the power of sin and death will rule over our lives. See below for … Continue reading Without Jesus the Power of Darkness Rules in Us
The illustration of Adam and Eve Catching the Sin Virus provides us a great illustration of the infectious quality of sin. Adam and Eve at first were free of the sin virus in the garden of Eden. Satan then suggested to Eve that she and Adam eat of the tree of knowledge of good and … Continue reading Illustration on Sin: Adam and Eve Catch the Sin Virus
Illustration of Emptiness One of the most common refrains we hear from those who have reached the pinnacle of success is that of the emptiness that still stalks their lives, all their successes notwithstanding. That sort of confession is at least one reason the question of meaning is so central in life’s pursuit. Although none … Continue reading Illustration on Feelings of Emptiness
Summary. Hate is a bad choice to make in any situation because it is the opposite character of God. When we are able to love like God loves us, this is evidence that we will receive eternal life. On the other hand if we hate our brother we are on the path of death, sin … Continue reading The Sin of Hating Your Brother, A Bad Choice
Summary. The dictionary definition of redemption is “the act of purchasing back something previously sold”. The Christian definition of redemption is more specific and is focused on Christ, salvation and the destructive effects of sin. The Christian definition of redemption is “the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil“. In the beginning starting … Continue reading Christian Redemption Definition and Origin
Bible Summary. Spiritual death is separation from God because of sin. God tells us that a sinful soul will die a spiritual death. We were all born with a sin nature that leads to spiritual death without Christ. The spiritual dead do not understand Christ and do not follow Christ. The spiritual dead are carnal … Continue reading What is and What Causes Spiritual Death?
Bible Summary. When you are in sin you can hide your sin from others, but you cannot hide it from God. You cannot overcome your guilt by hiding your sin from God. To overcome guilt you must first be conscience of your sin, then confess your sins to God, and lastly provide a sin offering … Continue reading Overcoming Guilt
Bible Summary. The Bible tells us how to face death. From God’s perspective it is not physical death that we should fear. Physical death is only the soul being separated from our physical body. There are really three types of death. Besides physical death, there are spiritual and eternal death. Spiritual death is separation from … Continue reading To Face Death, A Christian Perspective of Three Types of Death