Are you in Adam or in Christ?

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22 Mere behavioral change is not sufficient to remedy the human condition. Instead, we need a new heart and nature, what the Bible calls regeneration or new birth, followed by ongoing sanctification into Christlikeness if there is to be any … Read more

How does Jesus make people clean?

The typical gospel presentation is that we are all sinners and that if we confess our sins to Jesus he will forgive our sins through his sinless life, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection. This is clearly true according to Scripture. However, this gospel only addresses the sins that you have committed (as a sinner) and … Read more

What is the New Covenant?

The study of covenants now brings us to the ultimate covenant in all of Scripture, that covenant which is the fulfillment and extension of all prior covenants between God and his people, expanding the benefits to people from the nations of the earth. Jeremiah 31:31–34 promised the new covenant: Behold, the days are coming, declares … Read more

For whom did Jesus Christ die?

The question, for whom did Jesus Christ die? has generated some of the most heated and varied answers in church history. To help you understand the different answers to this question, we offer the following chart: Heresy of “Christian” Universalism   Heresy of Contemporary Pelagianism   Unlimited Atonement   Limited Atonement   Unlimited Limited Atonement … Read more