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Is there anything like eternal security?

Is there anything like eternal security?  We are going to talk about something that bothers a lot of Christians. Many of whom are veterans but can’t answer this simple question with all boldness; “Do you know if you are going to make heaven?” The essence of this post is to explore if there is any scriptural truth to this doctrine. I pray that the eyes of your understanding be enlightened as you read in Jesus name, Amen. What does eternal security mean? Eternal security is a doctrine which states that a believer’s salvation once received, cannot be lost. It entails that a believer’s salvation has an eternal nature as it is a gift which is secured by one party (Jesus Christ). What does it mean to be saved? In order to understand the doctrine of Eternal Security, we must delve into what security means. In this context, security means salvation . Salvation means deliverance, safety, preservation or rescue, for one to be saved, the person must have initially been in danger.

Is Christianity a religion?

Is Christianity a religion? When we fill forms we are asked questions such as male or female, Muslim or Christian, Black or White and other questions to categorise who we are. At the end of the day, we are given a tag. Based on all the forms I have filled in my life; I would be referred to as a black Christian Female. This means that all I have to do is tick yes to Christian and boom, I’m Christian. What is religion? Merriam Webster offers 3 definitions to religion in the context of our conversation today: the service and worship of God or the supernatural commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices There is so much more to Christianity that can not be placed in these boxes (definitions). Is Christianity, service and worship to the one true God? Absolutely, Yes! Is Christianity a commitment to the Christ-based faith? Yes! Is Christianity a system of attitudes, belie

Dead works versus good works

Dead works versus good works Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. I want to use this medium to say thank you for always being here, it means the world to me. So last week, Favour and I talked about  righteousness as a free gift of God . I hope this helped you reflect deeply about this notion of being righteous. If your head ever gets too big about how far you have come in the things of the kingdom, always remind yourself that everything is by God’s grace! There is nothing powered or inspired by you. In my last post, I talked about how praying, fasting, serving in church, and evangelising can all be dead works if the doer has not accepted Jesus into their lives. It does not matter how much tithe you pay, how long you have had a big position at your church or how many people you have led to Christ. God doesn’t have any business with you unless you have business with Christ. It's all dead works without eternal value. How can we define dead works? In simple terms

I heard righteousness is a gift; How can I be righteous?

I  heard righteousness is a gift; How can I be righteous? Hi everyone, I hope you learnt something about your identity in Christ  from my last post. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out before going any further. For today’s post, I worked with a dear friend and sister in Christ to expatiate point 5 (Righteousness of God) from last week’s post .  I am super excited about this! Today, we shall be discussing the free gift of righteousness. Have you seen where a person in the society who does great work, gives to the needy and is kind to a fault is being described as a righteous man or a saint? Then you hear someone maybe even a pastor refer to a Christian as unrighteous because  of their actions? This post will explore righteousness as what it is. It is a gift from God. What is righteousness? Righteousness is a state of one being upright, free from all guilt, being right in deeds and conducts. According to scriptures, there are two types of righteousness: Our rig