Tag Archives: Faith

Murmuring, No Big Deal; Right? ~ “Yet It is the Deadliest of Sins”

Introductory foundation Understanding the Generic Use of a Word As Compared to the Specific Contextual Analysis is the science of studying Biblical words according to the context in which they exist within God’s Word, as opposed to our current usage of them. A good example can be found in the Biblical word repentance which when […]

365 Prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures Fulfilled by Jesus

  365 Prophecies in the Jewish Scriptures Fulfilled by Jesus 1. Genesis 3:15…..Seed of a woman (virgin birth)…..Luke 1:35, Matthew 1:18-20 2. Genesis 3:15…..He will bruise Satan’s head…..Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:8 3. Genesis 5:24….The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated….Mark 6:19 4. Genesis 9:26-27…The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem…Luke 3:36 5. […]

Eternal Life vs. Eternal Security ~ What is Salvation?

Introduction After publishing this article I decided to change the name because many people misunderstand Eternal Life when it comes to Eternal Security; some think they are antithetical to each other.  They think that eternal security is a heresy, wherein the opposite is true.   But before addressing the article and the text at hand, please allow […]

God, Through a Chicken’s Eyes: Faith*

On one of those lazy sunny summer afternoons, I was sitting in the recliner in our backyard, simply enjoying the calm and pleasant silence. I had opened our chicken’s run and allowed the four of them to free range in our backyard. They happily scratched in the grass, watched over by our dog and two […]

Jesus’ Definition of Salvation ~ Eternal life ~*

Introduction  (Scheduled Release) In defining salvation, I have heard many descriptions, formulas, directions, summations and doctrinal statements.  Over the past 50 years, I have listened to many learned theologians, pastors, and Sunday school teachers wax elegant in attempting to explain what being saved is, and is not.  Heard meaning Liturgical words, terms, and phrases (many times […]

What does God’s Word Really say… Eternal Security & Correct Resources*

Introduction  (Scheduled Release) The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.  The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within the grammar, […]

What does God’s Word Really say… “work out your own salvation,” and “grace did more abound”*

Introduction    (Scheduled Release) The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.   The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek language is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) **

  Introduction (2018 – I republish this article every few Months, it is one of the most important presentations I have ever done. bb) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It […]

What does God’s Word Really say… Eternal Security & Resources

Introduction (1/17/2016) The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.  The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within the grammar, especially […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) **

  Introduction (2017 Update) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. Faith It is because faith is so much more important in the daily […]

Jesus’ Definition of Salvation ~ Eternal life ~

Introduction In defining salvation, I have heard many descriptions, formulas, directions, summations and doctrinal statements.  Over the past 50 years, I have listened to many learned theologians, pastors, and Sunday school teachers wax elegant in attempting to explain what being saved is, and is not.  Heard meaning Liturgical words, terms, and phrases (many times a benefit […]

Eternal Life vs. Eternal Security ~ What is Salvation?

Introduction After publishing this article I decided to change the name because many people misunderstand Eternal Life when it comes to Eternal Security; some think they are antithetical to each other.  They think that eternal security is a heresy, wherein the opposite is true.   But before addressing the article and the text at hand, please allow […]

What does God’s Word Really say… “work out your own salvation,” and “grace did more abound”*

Introduction The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.   The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek language is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within the grammar, especially […]

God, Through a Chicken’s Eyes & Faith

On one of those lazy sunny summer afternoons, I was sitting in the recliner in our backyard, simply enjoying the calm and pleasant silence. I had opened our chicken’s run and allowed the four of them to free range in our backyard. They happily scratched in the grass, watched over by our dog and two […]

Eternal Life vs. Eternal Security ~ What is Salvation?

Introduction But before addressing the article and the text at hand, please allow me to lay down the foundation in order to better deal with eternal life and those doctrines in which it is a part of, which include statements regarding faith, salvation, Strong’s Concordance & Dictionary in regards to New Testament Greek, and 2 […]

Jesus’ Definition of Salvation ~ Eternal life ~

Introduction In defining salvation, I have heard many descriptions, formulas, directions, summations and doctrinal statements.  Over the past 50 years, I have listened to many learned theologians, pastors, and Sunday school teachers wax elegant in attempting to explain what being saved is, and is not.  Heard meaning Liturgical words, terms, and phrases (many times a benefit […]

Faith made Simple ~ Biblical Faith ~ Faith Defined

Biblical Faith (02/12/2016) One of the major areas wherein this ministry spends an excess amount of time concerns the subject of Biblical faith, which has more to do with establishing a relationship of trust in God, then understood by many as simply a tool of petition (And there is always a place for petition). This […]

*What does God’s Word Really say… “work out your own salvation,” “grace did more abound,” and Insights into Greek Grammar Resources, as well as Lessons from Kenneth Wuest

Introduction (1/17/2016) The aim for any diligent student of God’s Word should be to handle the original languages of both Testaments along with the grammar.  The Old Testament Hebrew is vague, which many times makes this point moot, but the Greek is a very precise and detailed language with many nuances found within the grammar, especially […]

Eternal Life vs. Eternal Security ~ What is Salvation?

Introduction After publishing this article I decided to change the name because many people misunderstand Eternal Life when it comes to Eternal Security; some think they are antithetical to each other.  They think that eternal security is a heresy, wherein the opposite is true.   But before addressing the article and the text at hand, please allow […]

Faith Defined ~ (Notable Work)

Introduction There are 3 points of focus which this ministry maintains; 1) The preeminence of Jesus Christ, 2) The authority and sufficiency of the Word of God, and 3) The presentation of authentic Biblical faith, it is this last subject that we shall now address.  Faith is one of those virtues that seems so obvious, […]

Murmuring, No Big Deal; Right? ~ “Yet It is the Most Deadliest of Sins”

Introductory foundation (Correct Article) Understanding the Generic Use of a Word As Compared to the Specific Contextual Analysis is the science of studying biblical words according to the context in which they exist within God’s Word, as opposed to our current usage of them. A good example can be found in the biblical word repentance […]

Hebrews 6:4-6 Does Not Teach That a Believer Can Lose His Salvation (Notable Work)

Introduction Hebrews 6:4-6 is one of two passages (The other is Hebrews 10:25-27) in the book of Hebrews that has been used to support the premise that believers can lose their salvation, yet the grammar proves this to be untrue. If you would take the time to consider our previous extensive articles on Eternal Security, […]

Sheep and Wolves

Jesus’ Allusion Concerning Sheep & Wolves (Updates ~ 4/2014) Jesus, in speaking about these false prophets used the allusion (an indirect reference to something or somebody by using symbolism) of them coming to the people as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (see #1) in order to take advantage of them. We understand that Jesus used the allusion of sheep […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith! (Notable Original Work*)

Introduction (Update ~ 03/26/2015) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. It is because faith is so much more important in the daily life […]

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

Introduction – Faith (update) 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.  Biblical faith is […]

Re-edited – Are There Degrees of Torment in Hell and Degrees of Reward in Heaven & Are All Sins the Same with God?

Introduction Today’s topic, “Are There Degrees of Torment in Hell” is considered because of the insights that we have concerning heaven, which many would argue is the polar opposite of hell; and perhaps we can gain some understanding from one by what we know of the other. I am approaching this subject based on the […]

Faith Defined ~ (Notable Work)

Introduction There are 3 points of focus which this ministry maintains; 1) The preeminence of Jesus Christ, 2) The authority and sufficiency of the Word of God, and 3) The presentation of authentic Biblical faith, it is this last subject that we shall now address.  Faith is one of those virtues that seems so obvious, […]

Hebrews 6:4-6 ~ Does Not Teach That a Believer Can Lose His Salvation

Introduction Hebrews 6:4-6 is one of two passages (The other is Hebrews 10:25-27) in the book of Hebrews that has been used to support the premise that believers can lose their salvation, yet the grammar proves this to be untrue. If you would take the time to consider our previous extensive articles on Eternal Security, […]

Regeneration or Faith, Which Must Come First – Hebrews 6:4-6

Introduction (Revision) Before considering this question, we need to define some words. Many theological terms would APPEAR to be opportunities to display spiritual pride, however, in reality they present shortcuts when talking about something without having to further explain the intricacies of what that subject entails – details of understanding are added when using theological terms. Atonement […]

Murmuring, No Big Deal; Right?

Introduction Contextual Analysis is the science of studying biblical words according to the context in which they exist within God’s Word as opposed to our current usage of them.  One of the benefits of recognizing all the different applications of a particular word is gained in understanding the nuances and peculiarities that word may contain.  […]

Are There Degrees of Torment in Hell and Degrees of Reward in Heaven & Are All Sins the Same with God?

Introduction Today’s topic, “Are There Degrees of Torment in Hell” is considered because of the insights that we have concerning heaven, which many would argue is the polar opposite of hell; and perhaps we can gain some understanding from one by what we know of the other. I am approaching this subject based on the […]

Problems in the Church – Part 1 – Studying God’s Word & What it Really Means

Introduction I am commonly asked why has a current church lost its power, being of such a non-affect concerning the world around us. I believe that there are two main answers of which I will deal within these next two articles: 1) Laziness, which is seen in a superficial handling of God’s word due to […]

Sheep and Wolves

Jesus’ Allusion Concerning Sheep & Wolves (Updates ~ 4/2014) Jesus, in speaking about these false prophets used the allusion (an indirect reference to something or somebody by using symbolism) of them coming to the people as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (see #1) in order to take advantage of them. We understand that Jesus used the allusion of sheep […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) !!!

Introduction (Updated ~ 02/03/2016) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. It is because faith is so much more important in the daily life […]

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

Introduction – Faith (update) 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.  Biblical faith is […]

Murmuring, No Big Deal; Right?

Introduction Contextual Analysis is the science of studying biblical words according to the context in which they exist within God’s Word as opposed to our current usage of them.  One of the benefits of recognizing all the different applications of a particular word is gained in understanding the nuances and peculiarities that word may contain.  […]

Regeneration or Faith, Which Must Come First – Hebrews 6:4-6

Introduction (Revision) Before considering this question, we need to define some words. Many theological terms would APPEAR to be opportunities to display spiritual pride, however, in reality they present shortcuts when talking about something without having to further explain the intricacies of what that subject entails – details of understanding are added when using theological terms. Atonement […]

The Problem with Liberalism – It’s an Issue of Faith

Introduction A predominant theme that is seen within progressive liberalism, as well as liberalism as a whole is the idea that the “ends justify the means.” Abortion If you speak to a liberal about the moral issue of abortion, they will state that the underlying fundamental premise to be considered is the privacy of a […]

Salvation – What is It & How To Obtain It (Notable Work)

Introduction The following article has been expanded and updated.  And though many mature believers may be tempted to pass by, I assure you there are some deeper insights they may not be aware of, and therefore worthy of their time. There are mainly two types of people that would have a vested interest in posing the question “How does […]

Jesus ~ The Ultimate Example of Faith (Notable Original Work) !

Introduction (Major Revision ~ 04/28/2014) This is one of the most important subjects I have ever attempted to teach.  While it is 86 pages long, please go through it slowly and thoroughly, take your time. It is a subject that changed my life. It is because faith is so much more important in the daily […]

Being a Daniel in a Nebuchadnezzar Type of World

Introduction This article concerns how to function as a believer among non-believers who are in control of our government and its agencies, our institutions of higher education, the news media, entertainment; and are slowly creeping into the church. This series is meant to be pragmatic, addressing specific characteristics, behaviors, and insights. I’ve going to break from […]

Sheep and Wolves

Jesus’ Allusion Concerning Sheep & Wolves Jesus, in speaking about these false prophets used the allusion (an indirect reference to something or somebody by using symbolism) of them coming to the people as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (see #1) in order to take advantage of them. We understand that Jesus used the allusion of sheep in describing people, […]

Sheep and Wolves

Jesus’ Allusion Concerning Sheep & Wolves Jesus, in speaking about these false prophets used the allusion (an indirect reference to something or somebody by using symbolism) of them coming to the people as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (see #1) in order to take advantage of them. We understand that Jesus used the allusion of sheep […]

Introduction to the Book of Romans

Introduction (update) The book of Romans is perhaps the greatest masterpiece on the Christian doctrine ever penned.  It is elegant, intricate, and concise yet thorough.  Paul systematically addresses salvation (1), starting at the beginning with sin and man’s fallen nature (2), and how that man is judged before God outside the law, the result of […]

Trials & Faith

It is very common to find a mindset within Christian circles that “bad things happen to bad people,” a type of Eastern mysticism which is not supported by the Bible.  This type of karma thinking may seem to make sense, while at the same time making us feel safer – because if we are good, then […]

Faith & Trials

 Simply put, faith in God is cognitive belief based upon a track record of fidelity (trustworthiness), which creates confidence in God, what He has said, He can and will do, and as such it grows into a principle of life for the believer wherein God is trusted to take care of the person; this produces action […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trials – Part 2 ~ The Reasons for Trials in the Life of Believers

Trials In the Life of Believers  Faith only grows when it is stretched by tribulations (problems, hard times, difficulties, calamities, trials, and testing; they’re all synonymous concerning the “trying of our faith”). Faith can only grow incrementally, as more and more is demanded of it.  This is because trust is a process contingent upon experience, as someone proves they are trustworthy situation after situation, we […]

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.  […]

Wise Words That I Wish I Had Said

I am a thrice-Baptisted Christian. I’m not saying I am a Baptist, I’m not.  I am saying I have been baptized 3 times. 1) My mother was Catholic and I was christened as a newborn in the Catholic Church. 2) I was raised as a Protestant within a Bible-based Pentecostal church where I was baptized at […]

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 […]

Murmuring, No Big Deal; Right?

Introduction Contextual analysis is the science of studying biblical words according to the context in which they exist within God’s Word as opposed to our current usage of them.  One of the benefits of recognizing all the different applications of a particular word is gained in understanding the nuances and peculiarities that word may contain.  […]

Sheep and Wolves

Jesus’ Allusion Concerning Sheep & Wolves Jesus, in speaking about these false prophets used the allusion (an indirect reference to something or somebody by using symbolism) of them coming to the people as “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (see #1) in order to take advantage of them. We understand that Jesus used the allusion of sheep […]

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"

Faith Bible Ministries

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