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What Should You Believe About Salvation?

Note: This post contains my personal belief about salvation, foreknowledge, predestination, perseverance of the saints, as I interpret Scripture. My view has changed a bit over the years. I have friends who see things slightly differently, and certainly there are other perspectives in the body of Christ. We should all search the …

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What is the Gospel?

The Gospel The gospel is the “good news” about the plan of God fulfilled in the life of Jesus Christ. God became man in the person of Jesus; He is “God with us”. He is the Messiah, the Savior of the world. His death was for our sins and was …

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Book of Joel Summary

Main Idea The book of Joel is a call to God’s people to repent and turn to Him (Joel 1:13-14, 2:12) so that they can experience forgiveness and restoration (Joel 2:25-27) in light of the promise of a future spiritual blessing of salvation (Joel 3:17-19) and of a coming judgment …

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The Book of Lamentations Summary

Main Idea Having witnessed the invasion and destruction of the great city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, Jeremiah commemorates the sad and needless occasion by composing this lament. Explanation of Main Idea Because of their sin, the people of Judah now faced their long overdue punishment (Lam. 1:5) at the …

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Book of Hosea Summary

Here is the summary of the Book of Hosea… Main Idea This book is an illustration of God’s love for His adulterous people as He calls Hosea to marry a harlot and have children with her (Hosea 1:2), and then to buy her out of slavery (Hosea 3:2), in order …

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Book of Daniel Summary

Here is the summary of the Book of Daniel… Main Idea As a young man taken captive to Babylon, Daniel lives an uncompromising life and is used by God to reveal the future to government officials and to the people of God. Explanation of Main Idea When Jerusalem was seized …