What Does the Bible Really Say About Atonement?

The English word “atonement” “is derived from Anglo-Saxon words meaning, “making at one,” hence “at-one-ment.” It presupposes a separation or alienation that needs to be overcome if human beings are to know God and have fellowship with him. As a term expressing relationship, atonement is tied closely to such terms as reconciliation and forgiveness.”[1] The... Continue Reading →

How Can Christians Skillfully Use the Word of God?

An evangelist is a proclaimer of the gospel or good news, as well as all biblical truths. An evangelist is a proclaimer of the gospel or good news, as well as all biblical truths. In the broadest sense of the term for evangelizer, all Christians are obligated to play some role as an evangelist.

Speak the Word of God with Boldness

Acts 4:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness. Just three days before Jesus was executed, Jesus told his disciples, “And this gospel of the... Continue Reading →

Christians How Can We Use Persuasion to Reach the Heart of Our Listeners?

The apostle Paul used the art of persuasion or convincing. In his second letter to Timothy Paul writes, “You, however, continue in the things you have learned and were persuaded to believe, knowing from whom you have learned them.” (2 Tim. 3:14, UASV) The NASB renders the verse this way, “Continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of.” (The ESV, HCSB, and LEB render it similarly.) The Greek word here Pistoo has the sense of ‘being convinced, or being persuaded or sure of the truthfulness or validity of something.’

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