Faith Archive

The New Birth

If not the most popular, John 3:3 is one of the most popular teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. What is taught by the Lord in that text is indeed a core doctrine of Christianity. You have to experience the teachings of John 3:3 before you can be called a Christian. It is a sine qua non of Christianity. By now you may be wondering …

The Lord Is My Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Ps.23:1). A Shepherd in the natural world is responsible for the upkeep of his sheep. The Bible uses metaphor to describe believers as God’s sheep. Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his  people, and the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 100:3). If we …

The Error of Legalism

Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” (Acts 11:1-3). The background to the text is Acts 10, where the apostle Peter had a vision in which he was instructed …