What should we tell someone if we have limited time available to us? What is the most significant thing that someone could learn from the Scripture if they have time for only one thing to learn and understand?
An announcement of changes in the Statement of Faith of both Reproach of Men and Ebenezer Baptist Church. These changes are for a clearer understanding of the doctrines as set forth in the Scripture. I use Article VI, Of the Creation as the example of the changes which are implemented.
Thus, there is extreme importance attached to the phrase in Isaiah 1:18 which states “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:” However, that phrase suffers when we decide to use the Spanish Bible.
The following graphic and Adobe Acrobat link below the image illustrate the path which one walks to salvation in which, if one ultimately believes, the LORD God will, of His own volition, elect them to salvation by bestowing grace upon them in Christ Jesus.
It seems to be lost on an increasing number of individuals that there is no substitute for faith. However, I suppose this also has never changed — that it has always been this way. Which is why we have the example of Israel as an utter failure in the Old Testament. Israel failed due to a total lack of faith on the part of a majority of it’s citizens — they could not perceive who the LORD is, and what He was doing.
Herein lies the problem: Knowledge of salvation gained in this way, is not faith. Moreover, it is not an acceptable substitute for faith. Though the understanding arrived at may be the same, the means by which that understanding is arrived at is crucial. The route of one is the mind, but the route of the other is the spirit. The difference is life and death.
A message about the lack of faith Simon Peter experienced when he walked on water, and what we can learn from it.