Category Archives: Sin

Denominations: Reformed/Presbyterian Church (Part 1)

The world-wide membership is said to be 75 million (Presbyterian Church Denomination by Mary Fairchild, learnreligions.com).  Some claim the number to be over 90 million (About the Presbyterian Church, rockvillepresbyterian.org). In America, there are several branches of the Presbyterian Church.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Backsliding

John Bunyan (1628-1688) was a Puritan preacher in England.  He is best known for writing The Pilgrim’s Progress (From This World to That Which is Come), in 1678.  The book sold perhaps 100,000 copies in its first 15 years (Bunyan, … Continue reading

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“They Were Good People”

I was in a conversation with a Christian, a member of the body of Christ.  The conversation turned to God’s plan of salvation.  The man said, “I do not believe that my grandparents will be lost.  They were good people.”  … Continue reading

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In The News: The Coronavirus

The Coronavirus, specifically COVID-19, has affected nearly all of us in some way.  It has dominated the news in the U.S. and around the world for the last several weeks.  Travel has been restricted.  Schools and universities have postponed classes.  … Continue reading

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Is Man Born In Sin? (Part 2)

Many teach that man is born in sin.  Consider: (1) Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition – “(Adam) has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the ‘death of the … Continue reading

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Is Man Born In Sin? (Part 1)

Calvinism is a doctrine which has influenced many denominations.  It is summed up in five points, known as the TULIP.  T = Total Hereditary Depravity.  U = Unconditional Election.  L = Limited Atonement.  I = Irresistible Grace.  P = Perseverance of … Continue reading

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No Rejoicing

“It is good for Christians to rejoice.  We have much in which to rejoice.  Paul wrote, “Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again, I will say, rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4). However, there are some things in which we should not rejoice.  We … Continue reading

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Have You Been Circumcised?

“In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with … Continue reading

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“Remember not the Sins of My Youth” Psalm 25:7a

We would do well to each acknowledge the sins of our youth before God.  The passage of time, and our aging and maturing alone does not remedy our sinful past. Matthew Henry comments, “Here is an implicit confession of sin; … Continue reading

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