All Have Sinned—Romans 3:21–25
Several of my recent posts have addressed the believer’s need for confession and repentance. These do not tell the full story of salvation. However, they lay a firm foundation for one to come to faith in Jesus Christ. True Christian faith must begin from the perspective expressed in Romans 3:23—“all have sinned and fall short…
Tempted from Within—James 1:13–15
“The devil made me do it.” Those words were made famous by Flip Wilson’s brash female character, Geraldine Jones. They have been repeated by numerous people, including many Christians. They echo Eve’s excuse for eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
Jesus’ instruction, “Do not judge,” is frequently abused, since those who are in open rebellion against God quote it out of context. Regrettably, many Christians have swallowed the bait of falsehood that has been presented to them.
Scripture Sabbath Challenge—1 Corinthians 10:13
This verse does not say that your temptations are easy. It just promises us that God will provide the way of escape out of your temptations.
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” (John 8:31-32, ESV).