What Does it Mean to Put on The Whole Armor of God?

The Whole Armor of GodWhat does it Mean We Need to be Strong by Putting on The Whole Armor of God?

Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 6:13-17 on the “whole armor of God”

This is a great passage of Scripture, one we need to understand and follow. First and foremost, we need to put this passage into context, so let’s look at the verses prior to this passage.

At the beginning of chapter 6 of Ephesians, Paul instructs us regarding certain relationships (children and parents, fathers and children, slaves and masters, masters and slaves). He then moves to verse 10, exhorting us to be strong in the Lord, and we do this by putting on the full armor of God: Continue reading

Should Christians avoid secular things?

Should Christians avoid secular thingsShould Christians avoid Secular things such as birth control, television, music, movies, and other secular things to get closer to God?  Should Christians avoid secular things?

The Bible makes clear that our righteousness is not obtained through our personal works. It is imputed to us by our faith in Jesus Christ. As Paul says:

Romans 4:4-5 (NKJV)

Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness,

Therefore, if we have Christ’s righteousness credited to us by faith, then no work we do can add to our justification. Furthermore, the Bible says the Christian has liberty in many areas of life since we do not have specific restrictions or laws that can ensure our righteousness. Our faith alone in Christ alone assures us of Christ’s righteousness. Continue reading

If One Comes to Faith Is The Whole Household Saved?

Whole Household SavedIn Acts 16 does God promise to save an entire household when one person comes to faith. How can I secure this promise for my family? The Whole Household Saved

In Acts 16 we read:

Acts 16:25-33 (NKJV)

The Philippian Jailer Saved

25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were loosed. 27 And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. 28 But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.” Continue reading

Romans 8 God called us and God Justified us

God called us and God Justified usGod Predestined us, God called us and God justified us.  We wait Patiently in Hope for our Resurrection. Nothing we face here on Earth is a threat to that Outcome.                   Romans 8 – Conclusion

 

Romans 8:28-30 (NKJV)

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

So as you reach verse 28, you come to understand that as we wait patiently in hope for our resurrection, nothing we face here on Earth is a threat to that outcome. Nothing! Life can be hard, you will have trials, the enemy will bear down on you in his own way as he has an opportunity. But none of that comes between you and God. Nothing can frustrate your hope, nothing has the power to stop the good that God is intending to bring. Continue reading