Theology:OnCall LIVE Questions. Here are the questions so far for tonight… come over and ask yours today or go to www.TheologyAnswers.com and we will take your question for next week.

  1. What does Christ’s blood represent in the new covenant?
  2. We are to honor our parents as believers, how does that look when they are unbelievers, hostile, or abusive?
  3. Can you also address a false baptism as when one is a false convert baptized in a false church?
  4. Would you consider doing book reviews?
  5. Does God God love all men and if so, how?
  6. Discuss the idea again of free will in salvation.
  7. Is it a gospel issue to believe that Jesus died for some, but not all people?
  8. How do we call our works “good” when Isaiah 64:6 calls his deeds filthy rags. Even our prayers are laden with sin. How do we say we do good works? I know the lord has us do things I just can’t call what I do as “good”.
  9. Don’t you need to know when you were saved because if you don’t and there are no criteria for assessing when it happened how can you with confidence know that you are presently saved?
  10. Why do so many people say you must make Jesus “Savior and Lord”?  How can you make him Lord? What does this mean? Can we “make” Jesus into anything?
  11. How should I as a pastor schedule and prepare my sermons? How do I know what I should teach and when?

theology questions 

Questions on the church, ministry, Scripture and more. Join us each Sunday night at 8PM EDT live.

theology questions 

Questions on the church, ministry, Scripture and more. Join us each Sunday night at 8PM EDT live.

theology questions 

Questions on the church, ministry, Scripture and more. Join us each Sunday night at 8PM EDT live.

August 26, 2018 8PM EDT

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Scripture speaks of the power of Christ. The power of the cross, the authority of Jesus, the power of the gospel etc. all speaks to the power of Christ. While you may consider the power of Christ the manifestation of miracles, supernatural knowledge or signs, the reality is that the apostles make the claim that the power of Christ most glorious is the transformed heart of the believer toward truth and love for the brethren. Teaching through John’s writings gives us a constant reminder of this fact. That there are many who “live” in a manner they feel is worthy of Jesus Christ in their own eyes, but when they refuse fellowship with others, they, in turn, are displaying “unregenerate” powerlessness. 

Paul speaks to the Corinthian church about the power of Christ. He says that he will know if Christ is in them if they heed the authority of his writing and instruction. Mainly, that they forsake themselves and “COMPLETE” all the restoration between them. This means that they will be intimate, together, free, and in fellowship. 

2 Corinthians 13:11–14 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints greet you.
14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Several hours, if not days can be expended on this holistic reality. But for now, let’s say this. One of the primary expressions of regeneration is that we are sealed by the same Spirit. God the Holy Spirit in us brings our unity and because of this, there is NOTHING that can separate us from the Lord and from each other. When factions come between the church and cause people to scatter, it is always wicked. Sometimes it is due to ignorance but most of the time these things happen because of an active and living flesh. IF we have the same Spirit within us there is nothing that would cause divorce amongst the brethren.

In the end, this teaching is extrapolated continually throughout the New Testament through the instruction and commandments for every Christian to be subject to the Word, the Elders of the church, the Assembly (that is the church, only when it gathers) and exercising the gifts God has given them for the benefit of the assembly. We can feel justified in doing “home” studies and “online” sermons, but in reality, that type of existence as a believer is a continual rebellion against the teaching of God. So, in the sense of the text, true regeneration produces a complete unity that nothing will stop and to say otherwise is to refuse to love the brethren, thus, according to John, the Love of God is not in us. 

We may see that all the works of the law, all the dressing of worldly “righteousness” and all the prayers, pleadings, purity and the like are not the measure of the Power of Christ in us. But it is the evidence of TRUTH by the LOVE we have for each other. Love well beloved by the grace that is YOURS in Jesus Christ!  Amen.  While this is not exhaustive, it is truth. Are you listening?