Sanctification Archive

How can I develop an eternal perspective?

If we are looking for the personification of an eternal perspective, we need look no further than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He immersed himself in Scripture, sacrificed himself for the needs of others, and treasured fellowship with his heavenly Father. Like the Master, we are called to elevate our gaze from earthly vanities […]

Should Christians be tolerant?

Today tolerance is being redefined to mean that all views are equally valid and all lifestyles equally appropriate. As such, the notion that Jesus is the only way is vilified as the epitome of intolerance. Rather than capitulating to culture, Christians must be equipped to expose the flaws of today’s tolerance, while simultaneously exemplifying true […]

Elliot Miller, CRI Journal’s Editor-in-Chief on Co-habitaion

Elliot Miller, Editor-in-Chief of the Christian Research Journal, responds to the discussion on CRI’s Facebook wall regarding his “From the

Can a woman be saved through childbearing?

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul says that “women will be saved through childbearing” (2:15). If this is the case, there must be more than one way to be saved. First, in the Jewish culture of Paul’s day, it was believed that if women died in childbirth it was a direct punishment for Eve’s […]

Can an unbeliever be saved by marrying a believer?

In his first letter to the Corinthian Christians, Paul says “the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her husband” (7:14). Does this mean that unbelievers are saved by virtue of being married to believers? First, if unbelievers can be saved through marriage, there would be […]

Must I forgive those who refuse forgiveness?

Jesus taught his disciples to pray, “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matthew 6:12). Does that mean we have to forgive someone even when they refuse reconciliation? First, the debts we owe one another are small change compared to the infinite debt we owe our heavenly Father. Because we have […]

What are some secrets to effective prayer?

Everyone wants to know the secret to something. Golfers want to know the secret to playing golf like Tiger Woods. Investors want to know the secret to making a fortune on Wall Street. Parents want to know the secret to raising healthy, happy kids. And Christians desperately want to know the secrets to effective prayer. […]

Must Christians attend church?

First, the Scriptures from first to last teach us that the Christian life is to be lived within the context of the family of faith (Ephesians 3:4–15; Acts 2). Indeed the Bible knows nothing of lone–ranger Christians! Far from being born again as rugged individuals, we are born into a body of believers of which […]

Can Christians lose their salvation?

Sincere believers are sharply divided on this question. Some say Christians can lose their salvation and subsequently must be born again and again if they fall away. Others contend that true believers cannot lose their salvation through sin, but they can apostatize or walk away from their salvation. Still others hold that salvation begins at […]

What are the secrets to spiritual growth?

According to Jesus Christ, those who repent and receive him as Savior and Lord are “born again” (John 3:3)—not physically, but spiritually. And with this spiritual birth must come spiritual growth. It is crucial therefore to be intimately acquainted with the ABCs of spiritual growth. First, no relationship can flourish without constant, heartfelt communication. This […]

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