Category: Study Information

Hell

“Hell” is now more of a curse word to most people than a fearful potential future reality. A robust number of people still believe that there is a hell; they seem equally confident that they will not go there. We generally do not like to think or talk about hell; we are quite concerned about and skeptical of those people…

Popular Beliefs: Original Sin

Therefore, as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned (Romans 5:12). Christianity features many beliefs which prove very popular; many of them are accepted and perpetuated without much thought or consideration to what is said in the Scriptures. We do well to test the…

What the Bible Says About Baptism

And Peter said unto them,” Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). While the Bible’s teachings regarding baptism are not difficult to understand, many times the doctrines of men have confused the issue and…

Popular Beliefs and Practices: Confession and Repentance

Because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus as Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved: for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation (Romans 10:9-10). And when they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God,…

Popular Beliefs: “Once Saved, Always Saved”

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who hath given them unto me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand”…

Popular Beliefs: Faith Only

For by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no man should glory. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:8-10). Christianity features many beliefs and practices that prove…

Acts of the Apostles

Luke had previously written to “Theophilus” regarding the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Yet that was only the beginning of what Jesus had done and taught. The time had come to continue that story and set forth how the Lord Jesus, through the Apostles, made sure His Gospel was proclaimed in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and…