Perspectives Archive

The Atonement

THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST- Introduction Christians believe that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross is of surpassing significance.  But just why did Christ have to die? THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST- The Heart of Christianity Christian scholars have held throughout the centuries that the death of Christ is the very heart of Christianity.  A […]

Christian Baptism: Biblical Baptism

BIBLICAL BAPTISM- Introduction There are many views on baptism. Some sprinkle, while others dunk; some baptize infants, others don’t; some say baptism is essential for salvation, others disagree. What does the Bible say? BIBLICAL BAPTISM- Immersion Only? Both Scripture and tradition teach that immersion was the normal mode for water baptism in the early church […]

Salvation and the Age of Accountability

AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY- Introduction If Christ is the only way to salvation, what happens to children who die before they’ve had the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ consciously as their Lord and Savior? AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY- Children Innocent? The question of children who die before consciously having had the opportunity to accept Jesus Christ is […]

Spiritual Gifts: The Perpetuity of Spiritual Gifts

THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS- Introduction Some Christians say the supernatural gifts of the Spirit died out after the first century of Christianity. Others disagree. Are the spiritual gifts still around today? THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS- Cessationism Certain Christians, whom we respect — but respectfully disagree with, believe the gifts of the Spirit, such as prophecy and tongues, […]

Can a Christian Lose their Salvation? Christians and the Assurance of Salvation

Can You Lose Your Salvation- Introduction Can you lose your salvation? Now that’s an important question. Can I be sure that I’m really saved? Can You Lose Your Salvation- Backsliding Most Christians have probably had moments of doubt about their salvation. After all, we’ve all entertained thoughts and have committed acts that we knew were […]

How Do I Find a Good Church?

FINDING A GOOD CHURCH- Introduction Many Christians don’t know how to go about finding a sound, orthodox church. What guidelines can we follow to help us choose a biblically based fellowship? FINDING A GOOD CHURCH- Do Your Homework Because there are so many churches and denominations today, Christians need to exercise caution in choosing a […]

Que es el Cristianismo? Las Doctrinas Fundementales del Cristianismo

Doctrina fundamental del cristianismo.  Muchas veses escuchamos discusiones acerca de lo esencial y lo que no es esencial.  ¿Pero cuales son los esenciales del cristianismo?Cuando hablamos acerca de los esenciales del cristianismo, nos estamos refiriendo a los elementos basicos que hacen y caracterizan nuestra fe, las cuales, por supuesto, están separadas de otras creencias.  Examinémos […]

Christian Doctrine: What are the Essentials?

ESSENTIAL CHRISTIANITY- Introduction Essential Christianity. We hear a lot of discussion about essentials and non-essentials, but what are the essentials of Christianity? ESSENTIAL CHRISTIANITY- The Basics When we talk about the essentials of Christianity we’re referring to the basic elements that make up and characterize our faith, and which, of course, separate it from other […]

Binding and Loosing: What Did Jesus Mean?

Binding and Loosing- Introduction In Matthew 18:18 Jesus said, “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Some people today claim that Jesus was telling us that we have power to “bind” the devil and his demons. Others claim that he was […]

The Error of Christian Perfectionism

Christian Perfectionism- Introduction Some people actually claim that they have reached a state in the Christian life where they just don’t sin anymore. Wait a minute, doesn’t the Bible say that if we actually think something like this we are deceiving ourselves and are, in fact, calling God a liar? Christian Perfectionism- Not Biblical Christian […]