The Bridal Paradigm: Foundational Truths (Song 1:12–17)

REVIEW AND OVERVIEW OF SONG 1:5-17 The Bride asked Jesus, “Where will You feed me?” (1:7). He gave her a 7-fold answer declaring her beauty (1:8a) then gives her a 3-fold instruction (1:8b,c,d) and a 3-fold affirmation (1:9-11). She gives a 3-fold response as she is fed by Jesus at His table (1:12-14). She is [...]

Preparing the End-Time Church as a Bride

GOD’S MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROVIDE AN ETERNAL COMPANION FOR JESUS 6 I heard…the voice of a great multitude…saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! 7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” 8 To her it [...]

Salvation Without Jesus?

By Jim Barringer Can a person be saved without Jesus? The short answer is: no. To give a more in-depth answer, I’d like to pose two more questions. First, what is the problem: why do we need salvation at all? Second, what is the solution: how do we achieve salvation? The answer to the first [...]

Christian Salvation: Do You Have Christian Salvation or Simply Good Religion?

By Robert Baines Christian salvation is to be safe from the penalty of sin, which is going to Hell, and having the promise of eternal life (see Jn. 3:16). The following four statements and prayer are helpful in understanding Christian salvation, which is the ground for Christian growth: 1. God loves you and wants to [...]

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