Atonement of sins of mankind?

Christians believe that Jesus gave his life for the atonement of the sins of mankind. a) Does this mean that by his death, he atoned the sins of all people born before his time only or even of people who were born after his time? b) Does the death of Jesus on the cross mean that the sins of all Christians would be forgiven, even if they continue to sin and disobey God’s commandments? c) Is there any accountability for Christians for their personal actions (good or bad) on the Day of Judgment, … [Read more...]

The Denominational “Plan Of Salvation”

This is a response to a comment posted to my video "What We Believe About Works And Grace." Let me know what you think. … [Read more...]

Whoever Believes In Him

 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) Every time I have heard a denominational preacher teach the false doctrine of "faith only" salvation, they always quote John 3:16 as their proof text. Even though the verse doesn't say, "whoever [only] believes in Him," that is how they use it. Not only do they insert a "faith only" definition where the verse doesn't say it, they are also … [Read more...]

What Will You Do With Jesus?

Preached for the Jerseyville Church of Christ on May 6, 2012. Taking the question Pilate asked the Jews, we look at several possible responses to the question, "What Will You Do With Jesus?" … [Read more...]

Salvation in the Church of Christ

The Following Question Comes From Zach K. I had a few questions I would like you to check out. I've been watching your videos and I was listening about when you were talking about grace and works and that there are works of faith and works of merit. And, correct me if I am wrong, but the works of faith were those God commanded for salvation (Hear the gospel, Believe the Gospel, Repent, Confess, Be baptized...ect). I also understand from your videos that baptism, for it to be valid, must … [Read more...]

The Wisdom of God

A study of 1 Corinthians 2, as it pertains to understanding the gospel of Christ. Preached for the Jerseyville church of Christ in our AM worship service on 9/25/11. … [Read more...]

What We Believe About Works & Grace

Is what you believe about works and grace the same thing the Bible teaches about works and grace? This YouTube playlist looks at this biblical doctrine to see if what we believe on this crucial subject matches what God said in His word. … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong With Denominational Baptism

This is one of my first playlists posted on YouTube from the Bible Q-n-A TV program. The question, "What's wrong with denominational baptism?" addresses a common objection to the biblical necessity of baptism. Many, when they learn of the necessity to be baptized, will say, "I have been baptized" - referring to their denominational baptism. Watch the video to learn why an appeal to a denominational baptism can't meet the biblical plan of salvation. … [Read more...]

What does "born of water and the Spirit" mean?

This question comes from John 3:5 and is asked in response to those who twist this passage to be in harmony with man-made false doctrine. Does this passage teach the necessity of water baptism or is "born of water" talking about a physical birth? We answer that question in this Bible Q-n-A video. … [Read more...]

Is It Ever Too Late To Be Restored?

The Question: Is it ever too late to be restored? "Can salvation be regained after 2 Peter 2:20,21 and Hebrews 6:4-6 if a onetime believer sincerely repents and desires to get back into the graces of God?" - from Steve Steve, I believe the article "The Point Of No Return" gives the biblical answer to your question. I would encourage you to read that and then return to this post to continue the discussion if you have additional questions. In 2 Peter 2:20-21, Peter is showing the sorrowful … [Read more...]