“Justified by Works” (Understanding James 2:24)

If faith without works is dead and we are justified by works and not faith alone, as James suggests, is there a contradiction in scripture? Paul says we are justified by faith apart from works. What is going on with these two passages of scripture? This article takes a quick look at this issue. CLICK TO READ…

Christ Provides a Better Righteousness than Adam Lost

The imputation of Christ's righteousness to us is essential to the gospel, but many people still seem to lack clarity as to why. They ask, is it not enough that Jesus bears our guilt on the cross making us guiltless? Is not guiltlessness and righteousness the same thing? Here is a short and simple illustration of why our salvation is incomplete without imputed righteousness... CLICK TO READ MORE

Understanding the Active Obedience of Christ

Can there be any greater blessing than being forgiven of our sins? The answer is, “Yes!” The man or woman whom the Lord does not count their sin against them is blessed indeed. However, as wonderful as forgiveness is, and how necessary it is for our salvation, we must not stop there in our understanding … Continue reading Understanding the Active Obedience of Christ

Trojan Horse Christians

If the Greeks had delivered their gift to the people of Troy and said, "This is a huge wooden horse filled with soldiers ready to kill you." the people of Troy would have known what they were getting. Instead, a real Trojan horse involves deception; it involves treachery you would not see coming. Here is the … Continue reading Trojan Horse Christians

Set Aside Your Corroded Crown

Those who teach works must be added to faith as a condition for salvation can never tell you when you have done enough. This fact alone exposes the reason why you will never find assurance of salvation in their systems. The problems with believing our right standing before God is a result of Christ’s work … Continue reading Set Aside Your Corroded Crown

The Cities of Refuge as a Picture of Jesus

https://youtu.be/pJwh6sKOvPQ This morning I had the privilege of preaching at First Artesia Christian Reformed Church. We took some time to look at the Cities of Refuge found in the Old Testament and the amazing picture of Jesus they paint for us. May you be encouraged. D. Eaton

The Weapons of Righteousness

With the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left.- 2 Corinthians 6:7 There are weapons of righteousness for each of our hands. The phrase, "weapons of righteousness," sometimes translated as, "armor of righteousness," has been interpreted many ways, from the plausible to the ludicrous. These weapons are often linked to our … Continue reading The Weapons of Righteousness

Pilgrim’s Progress Discussion Questions by Chapter

I recently taught a class through Pilgrim's Progress. Below are the discussion questions for each chapter. Chapter 1 -pp. 1-17 in the Revell Spire Edition -pp. 1-26 in the Moody Classic Edition -pp. 1-27 in Pilgrim’s Progress in Today’s English -pp. 1-20 Barbour and Company. 1985 1. What is the book Christian has in his … Continue reading Pilgrim’s Progress Discussion Questions by Chapter

Understanding Justification: The Necessity of Double Imputation

The Illustration His mom had laid out the situation. The room was to be clean by 4:00 p.m. If he completed the job on time, his mom would buy him movie tickets so he could go out with his friends. If he did not finish on time, he would be grounded for a week. At 4:00 … Continue reading Understanding Justification: The Necessity of Double Imputation