Salvation Is By The Works of Christ ALONE!

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"For the Son of Man is going to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, an then He will repay each person according to what he has done" (Matthew 16:27). 
"For You will render to a man according to his work" (Psalm 62:12). 
"See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.  If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in His ways, and by keeping His commandments and His statutes and His rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it" (Deuteronomy 30:15-16).
In Hebrews 9:27, the Word of God tells all humans everywhere what will happen to each one of us: "It is appointed a man once to die and after that to face the judgement."  We are assured of two certainties: we will die and, after death, we will face judgement.

Sing To The Lord, All The Earth!

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Being a parent is humbling in many ways.  Not only am I responsible for the care and nurture of my children - to make sure they stay alive - I am also responsible for equipping them to be moral, God-fearing people.  This is the humbling part: when I am teaching my daughter not to yell at her brother in anger when he disrupts her play, I am quickly reminded of my own anger; thus, as I lead her to the cross, I myself am there.  This is why parenting is such a powerful means to sanctification.

The Foolishness of Transgenderism

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A growing number of gender-confused people are receiving hormonal treatments to change their gender to the opposite sex.  With hormonal treatments and surgeries relatively new to the medical field - many treatments being less than ten years old - the future is unclear as to what negative and irreversible side-effects these individuals will show later in life (Dean, Jamie.  "Pressure to conform."  WORLD Magazine, January 30 2019.).

The Object of Our Faith

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"[A]ll of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death[.]  We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life" (Romans 6:3-4).
Sometimes I forget about the object of my faith.  He is, after all, an actual object, just as the runner who wins a race receives an actual, physical prize - and the actual, physical benefits of exercise in his body.  Likewise, Christ - the object of my faith - is not a mythological figure, fictional character, or intangible spirit.  Just as my body is real and actual, so Christ's reign is real and actual, even now at this current moment in time.

Back To The Garden


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"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month.  The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.  No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His servants will worship Him.  They will see His face, and His Name will be on their foreheads.  And night will be no more.  They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever" (Revelation 22:1-5).
John, in the book of John, begins his gospel record in identical fashion to Genesis: "In the beginning...."  Furthermore, John's final revelation of Heaven sounds very similar to the first book of Genesis: a garden similar to Eden is described in the final chapter of the book of Revelation, where there is found the Tree of Life, a River of Life, Light, and God Himself, living with and reigning over His people.

But what is the connection between the two?