can a believer be blotted out of the book of life?, Revelation 3:5

Can A Believer Be Blotted Out of the Book of Life?

The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life.   –Revelation 3:5 We’ve heard of the book of life, a book that includes the names of those who believe in Christ and will dwell with him forever. Can a believer’s name be blotted out? Some argue that Revelation 3:5 proves that … Continue reading Can A Believer Be Blotted Out of the Book of Life?

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth, reformed

Growing in Grace- Links 5/17

From the blog this week: Pruned by the Master Gardener Were the First Christians Socialists? “Despite the initial plausibility of a socialist reading of Acts, there are at least two realities that make the sharing in the early church different from socialism and especially communism.” How Do I Evangelize Someone Who Says That They Don’t Trust the Bible? “I understand the question. It seems like … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 5/17

The Lord's Pruning, Sanctification, John 15

Pruned by the Master Gardener

The cold grasp of winter is losing its grip and being overpowered by the warm embrace of spring. My yard has transformed from brown to green, and the eery stillness has morphed into buzzing insects and the smell of freshly-cut grass. Evenings spent near the fireplace have become sunny outings in the garden planting veggies and pulling weeds. Spring is a favorite time of year … Continue reading Pruned by the Master Gardener

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth, reformed

Growing in Grace- Links 5/10

From the blog this week: The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament When Discouragement Rolls In “Discouragement rolls in like that sometimes. You can’t really account for it when life has been sweet and good and who can remember such a beautiful season? But you wake up one morning to the rumblings of a disgruntled spirit and the air is so thick with discouragement … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 5/10

Covenant of grace in the New Testament, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The previous post examined the covenant of grace and how it has been revealed in the Old Testament. Today, we’ll look at chapter 21 and see how the covenant of grace is revealed in the New Testament. MLJ emphasizes that while we are examining the covenant of grace in each testament, there … Continue reading The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth, reformed

Growing in Grace- Links 5/3

From the blog this week: What Might Church Discipline Look Like? A Personal Testimony What Christians Should Know About the Equality Act “The bill represents the most invasive threat to religious liberty ever proposed in America. Given that it touches areas of education, public accommodation, employment, and federal funding, were it to pass, its sweeping effects on religious liberty, free speech, and freedom of conscience … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 5/3

Church Discipline, personal story, 9 marks, confronting sin, loving the sinner

What Might Church Discipline Look Like? A Personal Testimony

In a previous post, we looked at the need for the church to engage in church discipline. The Biblical teaching is clear, yet because many churches have abandoned the process, many are unsure of what church discipline really looks like. I thought I would share a personal story that will, hopefully, provide a picture of church discipline and the desired goal. I was 22 when … Continue reading What Might Church Discipline Look Like? A Personal Testimony