Critique of John MacArthur’s recent sermon, “The Damning Deception of Empty Words and Empty Hearts” – https://youtu.be/D1VQLTCEbN4, preached on March 23, 2020. This teaching will critique the the middle part of the aforementioned sermon (10:00 minute mark through 43:20), specifically addressing Matthew 7:13-15, 21-23.
Views On Works In Relation To Salvation
What is the relationship of good works to salvation? Today, there is large disagreement as to what the relationship of good works is to salvation. In other words, are such works necessary or optional to spending eternity in heaven? This brief study will answer this question by comparing/critiquing the views most common western views according […]
Matthew 5.2 – Conditional Identity
6. Jesus asserts that the identity we have gained as God’s people must be maintained through productivity and public witness (again Exo 19:4-6 = Israel’s identity also needed to be maintained – i.e. it was conditional): 6.1. (13) In the ancient world, salt was used as fertilizer for the soil/earth (“earth” = th/j gh/j = […]
Matthew Introduction – Part 12: Knowing what is – and is not, the biblical (and saving) gospel.
6.4. Knowing what is – and is not, the biblical (and saving) gospel. The Bible’s central message is the gospel: the good news of God’s salvation or more specifically, what a person must do to be saved. Hence why the Scriptures are said to “give wisdom unto salvation (2Ti 3:15). This includes (then) what we […]