Category: Salvation

The Pep Talk that Jesus Never Gave…

A Speculation “Gentlemen, tomorrow is the day that we’ve jointly been working towards. You’ve supported me throughout the various trials meted out by both the occupying forces and our own religious leadership, not to mention individuals who seem to have missed the point. But tomorrow I die. If you don’t listen carefully you’ll be confused,…


The meaning of Original Sin

When it comes to Adam and his wrongdoings there are three main views of God’s position: God planned and indeed decreed that Adam should sin. God knew Adam would sin before he created him, but created him anyway. God’s hopes for humanity were dashed in a single, if allegorical act. I’m firmly in Camp 3,…


Sin and Redemption

This is just a very brief article¬†to answer a question I see often on Calvinist boards: If Man isn’t born sinful then why is he in need of redemption?   First of all, we have to understand that Calvinists, Wesleyans… pretty much everyone in the main theological camps believes that Man somehow suffers from the…


Baptism

Baptism divides the Christian Church, and a good online friend of mine, Tom Torbeyns, has been quizzing me about the ¬†Anglican understanding. So here goes: The first thing to acknowledge is that the Anglican Church is both catholic and reformed in nature, which actually provides two views of what baptism means. I’ll concentrate on infant…


The Order of Salvation

Broadly speaking, Christians believe that we are, as a race, separated from God and in need of restoration. We sin, and sin is offensive to God and outside of his intentions for us. Because of our separation, God suffers, we suffer and the world is in a state of corruption, and because it is outside…