Is it possible for a person once saved to forfeit their salvation? While it is true that God will not break His promise and it is also true that no man or spiritual force can pluck us from God's hand, can a person abandon Christ and thus be eternally lost? The Calvinistic doctrine of The Perseverance of the Saints is a hotly debated topic in theology and has been for centuries. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we examine this teaching in light of the scriptures.
How valuable are you? Did you know that Jesus said the most seemingly insignificant person is worth more than all of the riches and wealth of earth? Yet, people trade this invaluable possession for rubbish and things of fleeting value. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we continue our series Great Questions of the Bible with a question Jesus asked "What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
The Bible is full of great questions -- many of them were the queries of men recorded for our learning -- others asked by the Holy Spirit rhetorically. With this broadcast, we begin a series of lessons on Great Questions of the Bible with an urgent query: What Must I Do To Be Saved?... How did the Holy Spirit answer that question when it was asked in the book of Acts? We turn to the scriptures for the answer.
Millions of people describe themselves as followers of Jesus but do not have any affiliation or participation with a local congregation of the Lord's church. On the other extreme, others believe that having their name on a church roll or periodically frequenting worship assemblies, identifies them with Christ and thus, numbers them among the saved. Both views are a misunderstanding of the church and the Christian's relationship with the body. In this broadcast of 'Let the Bible Speak', we see what it means to be added to the church by Christ and why the Christian's participation in its collective work and mission is necessary to spiritual life.