The problem with most of us is we have so little glimpse of Christ. It's not that you don't know enough commandments.
This reality of the law of Christ is well illustrated by an account from the life of Evangeline Booth (1865-1950), daughter of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army. As one who ministered...
If you view the Old Testament food laws as "Health Food from God", then you're missing the point of those laws. The Lord gave those food laws to...
The law of Christ is superior to every other revelation of law because it flows from His "new commandment" that we are to "loved as He loved." This Christlike love embodies...
The Christian is not under the Law as a covenant rule of duty; he is "in-lawed to Christ." And Christ gives him a much clearer and higher revelation of duty than the Law of Moses did.
As a Christian, Paul is neither "under the Law" nor "without law"; instead, he is "under the law of Christ." (1 Cor. 9:20-21) That is, Paul no longer thinks of godly living in terms...
Jesus gave a call to radical discipleship, to exclusive allegiance. The call to become a Christian is a call to have Jesus be our Lord and our God.
Yet in these parables the Lord Jesus is telling us ahead of time that persistence is necessary in the Christian life.
There are many other things that were going to happen with the coming of the New Covenant. And they would've staggered the imagination of even...
On June 25th there will be a free event in Doniphan, Nebraska, in which Charles Leiter will share for three sessions on the Law of Christ. In the foreword to the book on the same material...
The multitudes were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
Beloved, we have every reason to ask God for the impossible. To save those to whom it appears impossible to be saved. To send revival to places where it seems hardened beyond hope.
Jesus' teaching on the absolute necessity of forgiveness towards others. Matthew 18:21-35
Continuing in Jesus' teachings regarding the reality of hell and eternal punishment.
The Bible never views unbelief as something excusable. I get so tired of hearing this thing of, "Honestly wrestling with the problem." The idea is that something happens...
It's time we began to realize that we're the sinners, not God, and we're the ones facing judgment, not Him.
Jesus taught that hell is a reality that ought to affect our present lives profoundly.
"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself." John 12:32
The teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ about Himself are so radical and so extreme that we cannot just be neutral towards Him. We either have to mock Him and spit on Him or we...
"I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish." Luke 13:5
The teachings of Jesus regarding his concern for each person. "In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10
The teachings of Jesus regarding the Fatherhood of God and the wonderful implications of this for the believer.
"From that time Jesus began to preach and say, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'" Matthew 4:17 Part 2 of "Teachings of Jesus"
"From that time Jesus began to preach and say, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'" Matthew 4:17 Part 1 of "Teachings of Jesus"
False teachers will tend either to legalism, adding works to be saved or majoring on the minors; or lawlessness,...
False teachers often quote the Bible but they twist and misapply the real meaning of the Word of God in order to promote their own agenda.
Surely the number one characteristic of the false teacher is pride. They desire to control people,...
Jesus says in Luke 7:23 - And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.
Regeneration is a transfer from the realm of the flesh into the realm of the Spirit...
Regeneration is a new birth (Jn 3:1-8, 1 Jn 3:9); the receiving of a new nature (Matt 7:15-20; 12:33);...
Regeneration is an act of God in which He changes all Christians, so that they begin to hate sin and pursue...
Unbelief is a sin and it's never presented in the Bible as something innocent.
A free PDF of the book "Justification & Regeneration" by Charles Leiter is now available in the Danish (Dansk) language.
Everyone is either blessed or cursed, a slave of sin or a slave of righteousness, a child of the devil or a child of God. There is no middle ground, you are either - or. [powerpress]
The True God carries His people, while false religions carry their gods.
The conscience is given to us to protect us, and to keep us.
Listen to the Audiobook of Justification & Regeneration by Charles Leiter.
With regard to the issue of the continuance or cessation of miracles, miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, etc., the Scriptures themselves...
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Your adversary the devil(the slanderer) prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.
A bible study discussion regarding God's plan for marriage and singleness that began with a question about the meaning of Matthew 19:11.
Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.
If you ever get to the point where you blame yourself for your sin, you are going to get saved.
Charles talks about the absolute statements our Lord made about unless certain things are true you will perish.
The scars of Jesus stand as a powerful, eternal testimony of the salvation work that is fully accomplished on the cross.
Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence--
When the true Christian falls, they will turn again, and when it's all over and the Lord gets you to where He wants you, you will be stronger than you were before.
In pride Peter thought he was strong in his own strength, which in turn made him vulnerable. It was hurting him to think this way.
Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers. - Luke 22:31-32
Charles Leiter begins by explaining that, though God is not illogical, He is incomprehensible, and that His wrath is the same way; we may not fully understand it, but God's wrath is real.
One of the most sobering things to consider about the Lord Jesus Christ is that He was the loneliest person who has ever lived.
Theonomy wants to make the Law of Moses the "law of the land," pacifism wants to apply the Sermon on the Mount in a similar fashion. Which position, if either, is Biblical?
What does the Bible mean when it says that Christians have died to sin? How is it possible for a just God to justify the ungodly without becoming unjust Himself? What is regeneration? What is justification?
When you look at a guy in the gutter, is he an object of pity or is he wicked for what he is doing? Well it's not either or, he is both, and he has no hope unless God has mercy on him.
This question is perhaps worthy of consideration, not only because tattoos are advocated in our day as a “witnessing tool,” but also because it provides an opportunity to explore some overarching New Testament principles that apply to questions of this sort.
The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass, so that they might not again cover the earth. You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. - Psalms 104:8-11
How can a sinner be right with God on judgment day? What is the only way to heaven?
Growth and progress in the Christian life begins with--and is continually sustained by-- a solid foundation of basic truths concerning who the believer is in Christ. In this message, Charles Leiter explains the four cornerstones that form this solid foundation.
Remember that God is carrying you, believe Him and trust Him as He carries you right through to glory.
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Are you a member of a local congregation of believers? How are you treating the pastors there? According to what the scriptures say, is your pastor a man of God? Or is he someone who is compromising the truth in order to make financial gain?
The situation faced by Pilate and that faced by every one of us is, after all, much the same: What shall we do with this troublesome person named Jesus? (Matthew 27:22)