A Discussion On "Once-Saved-Always-Saved"

Last week, I posted a clip from a sermon on Hebrews 6:1-12, "Going On To Maturity." The clip shows the danger of apostasy as addressed by the Hebrews writer to his audience. Here is the clip in question: As you might imagine, I immediately began receiving emails saying that I taught false doctrine in this clip. The reason, according to the skeptic, that I had taught false doctrine was because I showed from the text the very real danger of apostasy. According to the Calvinist, there is no … [Read more...]

The Necessity Of Water Baptism

  Question #11: Where Does The Bible Teach That Water Baptism Is Required In Order To Have One’s Sins Forgiven? The "Church of Christ" teaches that a sinner is forgiven of sin when he is baptized in water by a CoC elder. Where does the Bible teach that water baptism is required in order to have one's sins forgiven? The part of the statement referring to baptism requiring the participation of an elder is false. Whether the questioner included this clause out of ignorance or purposeful … [Read more...]

Going On To Maturity

In Hebrews 6:1-12, the Hebrews writer continues his exhortation for spiritual maturity through the diligent study of God's word. Going On To Maturity from Norm Fields on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Prove All Things (part 2)

The Bible says to prove all things and hold fast what is good. Can you prove that what you do in worship to God is pleasing to Him? The only way to do so is from the Bible. I pray that this lesson on the necessity of biblical authority will help you in your service to God. As always, your comments and discussion is always welcome. … [Read more...]

Is One Religion As Good As Another?

This lesson addresses the "Attend the Church of Your Choice" mentality toward religion. Does it really matter what you believe? See what the Bible says about it. … [Read more...]

The Powerful Gospel Light

Preached for the Bawcomville church of Christ Sunday, June 7, 2009. Click Here for the Online Outline. … [Read more...]

No Room For Excuses

Preached for the Bawcomville church of Christ. Sunday, June 7, 2009. Click Here for the Online Outline. … [Read more...]

Returning From The "Point Of No Return"

Question #7: After becoming a Christian, are there any sins that will put me beyond the "point of no return" so that I cannot regain salvation? What sin or sins will put me in such jeopardy, so that, after becoming a Christian, I would be doomed to hell without any recourse? Please be specific and give me clear Bible references. The apostle Paul referred to himself as the chief of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15; cf. 1 Corinthians 15:9; Ephesians 3:8). He never forgot how, in his ignorance, he … [Read more...]

God’s Second Law Of Pardon

Question #6: How Is A Person Forgiven Of Sin After They Have Been Baptized? If as a Christian I can fall and "lose my salvation," is it possible to regain it? If so, how? If God "takes away" my salvation, doesn't that make Him an "Indian giver"? How could I ever know for sure that I was saved or lost? Some of the comments in the above “question” are redundant with number 5. I have already answered the “Indian giver” accusation against God in the last entry. I have also already answered the … [Read more...]

Magic Word Baptism?

Is it what the "baptizer" says or is it what the "baptized" believes that is important? I answer that question in this video. Magic Word Baptism? from Norm Fields on Vimeo. … [Read more...]