Jacob and Esau: God’s choice explained

Jacob and Esau: God’s choice explained

Why did God choose to love Jacob and hate Esau? Some say that because God is Sovereign He had the right to chose to love Jacob and hate Esau. But does God act upon His Sovereignty alone? And how would this demonstrate a reasonable and loving God?(See also: Why should God get all the glory?) Paul says that before the twins were born, or had done anything good or bad, God made His choice and picked Jacob. Now he says…

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Fully man and fully God? Can Jesus be both?

Fully man and fully God? Can Jesus be both?

Can Jesus be fully man and fully God? Many say that Jesus is “fully man and fully God”. But does scripture and reason support such a notion? The truth of the matter sheds light on the What of Who we hope in as our eternal Savior. Reading the whole of this post with an honest heart is bound to change your way of thinking on this matter. Origin of the term “fully man and fully God” In the fourth century,…

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“Talking in tongues” – The truth unveiled.

“Talking in tongues” – The truth unveiled.

Talking in “tongues” – My own experience I was introduced to Christ in a Charismatic church, so I adopted the “talking in tongues” doctrine by default. But I wasn’t happy with what I heard in others, including my leaders, seeing that much of it was just a few repeated sounds / words over and over again. So I would spend hours by myself developing a vast range of sounds (or words). After 24 years my “tongues” vocabulary was larger than…

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God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. (Predestination refuted).

God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. (Predestination refuted).

God harden Pharaoh’s heart; so is God unjust? Is God unjust? We need to understand why and how God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. And why is it necessary to discover the truth in this matter? What follows will change the way many honest Christians think regarding the predestination of God, and take comfort in the truth of the matter. God demands and expects us to trust Him in all things. For God to be completely trustworthy, He cannot conduct His life…

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“Confess and believe”- does it = salvation? (Rom. 10:9)

“Confess and believe”- does it = salvation? (Rom. 10:9)

Can we obtain salvation by the “confess and believe” doctrine? Understanding this often misquoted scripture may very well save your soul. Herein lies the truth about the ” confess-and-believe”-for-your-salvation doctrine. You may have heard it taught that all you need to do to obtain salvation is to: confess Jesus as Lord and, believe in the testimonies of Christ as laid out in the gospels “Confess and believe” are two lofty ideas that need clarity. For demons also believe in Christ…

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How can I find happiness God’s way?

How can I find happiness God’s way?

Everybody wants to find happiness for themselves regardless of race, wealth and social standing. The poor man wants it as badly as the rich man. So does the hermit and the film star. Yet with all our yearnings to be happy, very few discover the secret to it. So how do we find happiness? What is happiness? Synonyms of happiness are joy, gaiety, satisfaction, pleasure, cheerfulness, merriment, etc. But such like experiences are usually temporal and we can obtain these…

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Is it if or when we sin? (1John 2:1)

Is it if or when we sin? (1John 2:1)

Is it if or when we sin? What’s in a word? Often, those professing Christianity will go along with what leaders teach, and that, without reading the Word of God for themselves. 1John 2:1 is such a case. Many teachers use this scripture to support their doctrine of continued sin in the life of the Christian. And, instead of admonishing their listeners to repent of their sins, and warning them of their grave danger of continuing in them, they inadvertently…

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A license to sin?(1John 1:8)

A license to sin?(1John 1:8)

“We all have sin!” Is this belief a license to sin? Very few want to take the pains of actually describing the prevailing doctrine they choose to believe regarding 1John1:8. And even though they would not confess it, they do use it as a license to sin – or at least to justify their sin. Their belief concerning this much used scripture, when committed to confession, goes along these lines:“John says in verse 8 that all of us have perpetual…

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Salvation in our final hour – is it possible?

Salvation in our final hour – is it possible?

Is it possible to receive salvation in our final hour? In short, the answer is – yes, it is possible. All we have to do to receive salvation in our final hour is believe the gospel of Jesus Christ, and exercise faith in His Person to the degree that causes us to be born again. But is it probable? Story of a condemned man John Wesley once accompanied a man who was condemned to be hung for his crimes. He…

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What should I believe to be saved?

What should I believe to be saved?

 What should I believe as truth? Gullible birds will ignorantly swallow whatever they are fed. Many in church do the same. But with so many conflicting teachings of men, what should I believe?  If we discover truth we will have discovered the key that unlocks the chains that bind us. The responsibility of our souls lie with each one of us to discover truth and to be set free. Truth is readily available. The source in the Bible. We just…

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