Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Satan And Demons

   There seems to be in our day an increased fascination with Satan and the demons.  The subject of many advertised movies seems to be increasingly centered around or focused on some evil or wicked scenario that involves the supernatural effect of Satan or demons.  I have also noticed an increased presence of palm readers, open affiliation with the occult, as well as increased public exposure of those who claim to be witches, warlocks, or soothsayers who claim they can predict the future.  One has but to look at the recent lineup of primetime evening television shows to see mind readers, those who can converse with the dead, as well as vampires and werewolves.  What are Christians to think and make of this fascination with the supernatural or spiritual realm?  That is the subject of our thoughts today.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Eternal Security Of The True Believer

     From time to time someone will ask me, “Can a Christian lose their salvation?”  What they want to know is if a Christian can sin in some way after they are saved whereby they lose their eternal life in Christ?  The answer is no.  A person who has been genuinely saved by faith in Jesus Christ cannot lose their salvation.  There are many passages in the Bible that deal with a true believer’s eternal security, however, we will limit our thoughts today to a couple that more than seal the deal on the issue.