Category BRENT’S – Biblical Doctrine

Work Out Your Own Salvation ~ Philippians 2:12-13

Introduction (Last Edited: 01/18/2016) The following is one of those passages wherein translating from the original Greek into the English renders it an enigma to many. Philippians 2:12-14 states:   “Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation […]

Who is Your god/God, and Where Does He Live?

Universal Truth Every man has a god.  Many might try to argue the point and assert that they don’t believe in the notion of a higher power.  They may assert that God is a man-made myth and an indication of weak character, low intelligence, or sick emotions.  Many of them believe in evolution, claiming that […]

Judging ~ Church Discipline ~ Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek

Introduction 08/07/2012 –  I am going to be spending the next few weeks working on a most significant subject which must be treated meticulously.  Therefore, in the meantime I’m going to reformat, and update a few prior articles which are also important, but will allow me to spend the time that I need on this […]

Is there a Difference between Jesus being Savior & Jesus being Lord?

                                       Yes, there is a vast difference if you try to seperate the two. Primise It has been said that there are three mindsets concerning presenting the Gospel to the unsaved: 1) those that demand too much, 2) those that demand too little; and 3) those that present the gospel correctly. Concerning those that […]

Legalism ~ PRIDE

How it Works In examining legalism in the Bible we do not find the word “legalism”1 used per se, but we see a good example of it in the Pharisees of Jesus’ day.2  They were a prime example of legalism in action.  In the Pharisees’3 particular way of life, who they were determined what they […]

The Enemy & His Weapons

Introduction – The Enemy The devil is a high angelic creature that before the creation of the human race; rebelled against the Creator and became the chief antagonist of God and man.   We know this from passages in Isaiah, chapter 14 and Ezekiel, chapter 28. Many liberal theologians, to a large extent have refused to […]

Trials – Part 1 ~ Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh

To start with, concerning Paul’s thorn in the flesh, our key text is 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, which says: “It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether […]

All Things to All Men…

Introduction (update) When Paul spoke about “…being all things to all men…, 1” he was not saying to use the world’s contrivances or trappings, or any of the things that are popular in the world to attract people. Paul was not endorsing marketing techniques which rely upon emotional manipulation and attempt to utilize the frailties […]

The Preeminence of Christ ~ Part 4 ~ What God’s Word Says & Prophecies*

The Preeminence of Christ For the Christian, the first and primary rule of Biblical interpretation (“hermeneutics”) centers on the relationship of the “Word of God” (the Bible), to Jesus Christ, referred to as the preeminence (meaning: “above and beyond everything else in importance” – pre [“before”], eminent [“importance”]) of Jesus Christ (Heb. 2:10), in both the Old and […]

The Date Jesus Was Born

Introduction (Updated) The following introduction is my work, with the formula concerning Christ death and resurrection under the heading of “My Conclusion,” which is a very brief summation of the work originally produced by Sir Robert Anderson over 100 years ago. However, there has been scholarship before and after that come to the same consideration. What follows after that is a […]

Self-Esteem & The Total Depravity of Man

Introduction The following excerpt is from John MacArthur’s book, Introduction To Biblical Counseling.  If it were lacking anything in presenting the Doctrine of the Total Depravity of man and how it relates to the self-esteem movement, we would have written our own paper, however it does not.  It is probably one of the best written […]

Daily Picking up Your Cross

Introduction In the last 37 years of being a Christian, I have heard many descriptions of what being a Christian is – sometimes from personal opinions, sometimes from Biblical references. What I want to briefly speak about is not what a Christian is, but what a Christian does. Key Text Luke 9:23: “And He said to them all, […]

The Leaven of the Pharisees?

Introduction (Updated ~ 07/21/2011) Before we address the leaven of the Pharisees and the spiritual insights that can be achieved, wherein faith is grown; the following introduction, while somewhat long is necessary in order to gain a fruitful insight concerning one of the many ways that God’s Word validates itself, thus literally fulfilling Romans 10:17, […]

Jesus ~ Our City of Refuge

“Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.”  (Joshua 20:2-3) In this passage we have […]

The Incarnation of Christ ~ God’s Essence & Attributes (Notable Original Work)

Introduction – Faith (Complete Revision ~ 03/10/2014) There comes a place where as a Christian Believer, you have to take certain things at face value – on faith.  Now, this is not the same as blind faith. Biblical faith is not blind faith, and those that confuse the two, show their either their ignorance or their prejudice.  […]

Regeneration or Faith

Regeneration vs. Faith – Which Came First? As I stated in last week’s preamble to this particular post, I have found what to me seems to be a trilogy concerning 3 biblical subjects; that of: Judgment Forgiveness Regeneration. Regeneration, is a theological term referred to as the act or process which propagates salvation; and salvation […]

A Preamble to Next Week’s Post

Preamble (Boy, what a mess this was, I was trying to get done too fast – sorry for the typos, and the lack of clarity – please reread, it may make sense now ~ Undated 04/10/2011) The following is a preamble to a blog that will posted by the middle to the end of next week. On […]

Thanks for Your Insights – My Thoughts

First off, let me thank everyone for their insights and opinions concerning the subject of forgiveness. Introduction The old expression that familiarity breeds contempt is a good reason to post questions like this. Sometimes the most dangerous topics within Christianity are those we all know so very well, and therefore end up studying rarely having developed an understanding of the […]

Judging – Church Discipline – Forgiveness & Turning the Cheek

Judging Introduction It is common in Christian circles to hear believers state that “we should not judge other people,” and while we are never to condemn (Greek: kataÌkrima, to render “condemnation” ~ Romans 5:16, 18; 8:1) another person, as this is God’s role and not ours; this statement is not completely true, in fact sometimes […]

It It Finished ~ Paid In Full

Introduction The following is a presentation that I have been doing for almost 20 years, yet am never tire of hearing these words myself. Many people for the sake of unity and peace are willing to compromise certain biblical doctrines, yet anyone that knows me knows that I swing the other way; especially when those […]

The Presentation of the Messiah ~ Prophecy Fulfilled

Introduction The most amazing prophecy in the Bible is Daniel 9:24-27, commonly referred to as “Daniels 70 Weeks” of Israel.  Yet what’s so amazing is the precision of verse 25 which is the crowning touch of this prophecy.  Because it specifically deals with the presentation of the Messiah of Israel.  It presents a formula which […]

Eternal Security ~ Past, Present, Future

The Timeline of Salvation Understanding that the Ephesians passage utilizes the perfect tense, indicating it was something completed in the past, with consequences which are ongoing, in the present and yet in the future as well.  This displays the three tenses of salvation, past, present, and future; which can be examined in Scripture by the […]

Proof of Eternal Security ~ Ephesians 2:8 (Notable Work)

Introduction  When dealing with the subject of salvation (Soteriology, meaning: “The study of the doctrine of salvation“) from a Biblical foundation, perhaps the most well-known, most thorough, and most insightful treatment of the subject is found in Ephesians 2:8-10, which states: “For by grace you have been saved through faith0, and that not of yourselves; it is […]

Faith Bible Ministries Blog ~ An Online Study of the Bible

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ~~~~~~ This online Bible study series addresses primary New Testament words in their original language - Koinè Greek - as opposed to mainly using the English translations; which is like adding color to a black-and-white picture.

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"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"