Does the Spirit convict us that “we need to be righteous” or that “we are already righteous”?

This is an addendum to my earlier note: Does the Holy Spirit convict you of sin? It is found here: https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/does-the-holy-spirit-actually-convict-you-of-sins-4/ John 16:8 records for us the Spirit of God convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgment. Many thus argue that the Spirit does not convict us that we are righteous but that we need righteousness…

Does the Holy Spirit actually convict you of sins?

Dear friends. The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of righteousness and the Spirit of grace. See. 2 Corinthians 3:8-9 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9 If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! And Hebrews 10:29 29…

Not Grace and Works by Charles Spurgeon

  I WANT to call your special attention to the fact that we are saved by grace alone, not by worksand grace. A great many people think that they can be saved by works. Others think that salvation may be attained by works and grace together. They need to have their eyes opened to see that the…

The Gospel of Satan

Recently a good meaning blogger accused me of preaching the gospel of Satan in relation to a note I wrote. This is the note: https://hischarisisenough.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/god-renovated-heaven-to-keep-you-in/ and this was his reply: http://smashingidols7.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/refuting-simon-yaps-heretical-blog/ Truthfully I had a good chuckle when I read the article. I am thankful for the brother’s zeal but like Paul says zeal without knowledge is a…

Working out your salvation with fear and trembling.

The Bible is not nearly as complicated as people make it out to be. Yet, what I have learned is that it is simple enough that the least astute child can understand it’s depths and deep enough that the most skilled of scholars can never fully grasp it’s implications. This verse from Philippians comes to…

Does the Lord’s prayer teaches you need to confess your sins daily?

To understand Mark 11:26 or the ‘Lord’s Prayer,’ in Matthew 6:9-15, we need to understand the context in which it was given.    Jesus was speaking to His disciples while still under the Old  Covenant, and He was teaching them to pray before He had ascended into heaven and  poured out the Holy Spirit, and before the new birth…

Of Goats and Sheep.

Question: “What is the meaning of the Parable of the Sheep and Goats?” Answer: In studying the Parable of the Sheep and Goats (Matthew 25:31-46), let’s take a look at just what a parable is. Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition, defines the parable as “a comparison; a short simple story, usually of an occurrence…

Did God ignore the Law to give us grace?

Dear friends, I had better write a note on the above question. Many have written recently about some errors on people who are teaching grace. I do agree with them. Much of the misunderstanding is the failure to understand what it means to be “under grace”  some have carried the notion means that “we can…

Does Hebrews 6:4-6 say a believer can lose his salvation?

  Hebrews 6:4-6For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto…