Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 72 (09-16-19)
Reconciliation requires total forgiveness, not partial.
Luke 23:34 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Do you think the Father answered that prayer? Christ died for sins, how many times? Once.
Hebrews 9:22 22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Is there any more shedding of blood? No. Will he come back and die again? No. He died once and for all.
1 Peter 3:18 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
Colossians 2:13-14 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.
Romans 7:6 6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have
Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P473 (9-13-19)
Logan from New Orleans, LA
Logan: I have a question about Hebrews 6. I understand you cannot lose salvation but when I read this I do not understand.
Hebrews 6:4-6 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.
Bob: This is talking to the very people who think they can lose salvation. Hebrew 10 is dealing with this issue. The book was written to Hebrews. How do the Hebrews get their sins forgiven prior to Christ? The day of atonement. They sacrifice animals. They went back to the day of atonement to get their sins forgiven. Once Christ took away the sins of the entire world when he went to the cross, do you still go back to the day of atonement to get sins … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 71 (09-11-19)
After the resurrection, we are to be pitied of all people. Without resurrection, we would have nothing to celebrate. The resurrection is the focal point of the Christian life. Everyone saw Jesus die on a cross, but the denial of his resurrection is what divides human history.
Starting with his crucifixion, which was not on Friday, but Thursday, we will pick up there. Without the death, the resurrection has no meaning. The Jews call it the preparation day. How appropriate. The cross is the preparation day. It is what God had to do to prepare us for salvation. The cross in not salvation. You are not saved by the death of Christ. You are saved by the life of Christ. But you could not have been saved by the life of Christ apart from the cross. The cross was the preparation day where God prepared you and me for the salvation of life to the dead.
Turn now to John 19, where we will look more closely at the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are going to pick up where Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified so … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 70 (09-10-19)
We are so prone to follow for what He can give us. They followed him when he fed the five thousand. Why? The next day Jesus said to them, “The only reason you are following me is because you were fed on the other side of the lake”.
I have seen this again and again so many times in people today. In church work, working down on the streets, a guy says, “Give me a meal. What do I need to do? Get baptized. Lead me to the water”. So he gets baptized to get a meal and not to get Jesus. Thousands of times people take advantage of that to get numbers to their credit. The only reason they went to the water was to get a meal and not to get Jesus. You have to have discernment on that kind of thing to determine if they are sincere or just following you to get a meal. That is one of the dangers of just giving a meal. All you have accomplished is satisfying someone’s hunger for a couple of hours. You have not accomplished anything.
Classic Christianity – Book of John Part 68 (09-04-19)
Bob George continues sharing from the 14th chapter of John. Jesus is very soon going to the cross to complete the work His Father gave Him to do. He received the command from His Father, to lay down his life only to raise it up again. His disciples are not understanding these things. They do not yet understand why Jesus is going away. Jesus is comforting them to let them know the unfolding plan God had before the foundation of the world. He will not leave them as orphans. A day is coming when he will send the promised Holy Spirit, that the prophets testified about. That day happened at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit, for the first time, took residence in the hearts of men. That is what Jesus had said to Nicodemus, about what it means to be born again. Jesus will come to make his home in us and he will speak truth into us individually, so that we will know Him. The moment we understand the totality of what Jesus did for us, believe and are saved, the Holy Spirit takes residence in our hearts … Listen to Broadcast & Read More