Could Jesus have sinned? Was He truly tempted? Did He have the choice to give in to temptation?
In theological terms, a debate exists over the peccability or impeccability of Christ. Peccability means that a person is capable of sin. Conversely, impeccability is that one is incapable of sin. So, if one believes in the impeccability of Jesus, they believe that He could not have sinned. If one believes in the peccability of Christ, they believe that He had a choice in the matter and that He simply chose not to sin, but that He could have given in to temptation.
Could Jesus Have Sinned?
Are you an amchair Christian or do you live every moment for Jesus? ROCK—a poem by Mike.
This poem from Mike reminds us that our lives need refining. God is never through working on us. We can be armchair Christians, enjoying our holiness on Sunday morning, or we can live every waking moment for Christ.
With the love of Jesus Christ in our hearts, we can live meaningful lives. A poem by Shirley.
A poem by Shirley. With the love of Jesus Christ in our hearts we can live lives of fulfillment and peace.
A Christian poem by Mike Bullock reminding us to make a difference for Jesus this year.
O.K. I realize it’s nowhere close to the beginning of 2010; in fact, it’s about the middle of the year, but I will say that Mike submitted this poem on January 2, 2010. I’m just a little behind in updating the site (O.K., a lot). Anyway, Mike, thanks for the submission. I love the poem and I love the message. Let this poem motivate you to live for Christ and really make a difference for the rest of 2010.
A belief called preterism (also partial preterism) is making the rounds in the local church. What is it? And does it have any validity?
There has been a surge in recent years of a belief in what is known theologically as partial preterism. Preterists teach that Christ returned in 70 A.D. and fulfilled all of the prophecies of the Olivet Discourse and Revelation. Partial preterists believe that most of the prophecies of the Olivet Discourse and Revelation had their fulfillment in 70 A.D., but that there is still a future coming of Christ at the end of the age.
So what are we to make of preterism and partial preterism? Is there any validity to this belief?
Find out what we think.
We focus on the Spirit, not on God’s commands. The righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us who walk in the Spirit.
We do not believe we live under the law. But it is our understanding that focusing on God’s commands will almost guarantee that we will fail to keep them. It is also our understanding that focusing on Christ and the walk in the Spirit will guarantee that we will keep them. As Scripture says, the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us who walk in the Spirit (Romans 8:4).
Check out Tim’s latest article:
Obeying God’s Commands
We are not universalists.
Someone recently asked us (based on their reading of our statement of faith) if we are universalists.
A universalist, basically, is someone who believes that all men will be saved, because Christ died for all. While we believe that Jesus died for everyone, unfortunately, not everyone will accept His gift of eternal life.
If you want to know what we believe, check out the following article.
Are We Universalists?
Read Hetty’s amazing Christian testimony of the power of Jesus Christ. She has struggled through continual sickness and pain, but still keeps Jesus front and center in her life.
Late last night I read a flabbergasting life story of a woman racked with disease and pain. As I read her tweets and her messages to me, she sounded energetic, upbeat and happy. That, my friends, is an authentic demonstration of the power of Jesus Christ at work in a person’s life. I’m a believer, but if I had to go through half of the troubles Hetty’s been through, I think my attitude might really suck.
Read Hetty’s testimony of faith here.
The Bible says the unpardonable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. What exactly does that mean?
We’ve all heard about the unpardonable sin. And we’ve all probably had questions about it. What exactly is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? Here’s a little excerpt from our new article:
If cursing the Holy Spirit was the unpardonable sin Jesus spoke about, then many of us would have no hope of Christ. While among scholars there is a great deal of debate as to what constitutes the “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-30, and Luke 12:10, I believe it certainly means . . .
Find out what we think it means by reading The Unpardonable Sin.