The creation account of how the universe came to exist is exciting for most people. It almost appears as though humanity was designed to seek out answers to gain an understanding of the unknown. There is an ever-present curiosity that drives us to seek out our origins.
In the history of interpretation, 1 Peter 3:21, especially as part of 3:18-22, is considered one of the more difficult passages in Scripture.
The Christian idea of the atonement, that Christ died for sin in the place of man, depends on the premise that God holds humans accountable for their sins. But God sent his Son to deal with this problem.
Matthew 3:11 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 11 “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to remove; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
The Bible plainly teaches that if you want to serve God, you should be baptized. Jesus told his followers: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ... Water baptism is a necessity for all who desire to have a relationship with God. Baptism publicly evidences your wish to serve God. It shows that you are ... What Is Baptism?
To possess “the light of life” one must put faith in Jesus Christ and become his follower. On social media every day millions of Christians are saying such things as "I am a Calvinist," "I am an Arminian." "I am a Lutheran," "I am a Wesleyan," and so on. They then go on to debate and argue theology as though it is a blood sport.
Abomination of Desolation: (Gr. bdelugma eremoseos) An expression by Jesus recorded in Mathew 24:15 and Mark 13:14 referring to Daniel 11:31 and 12:11. Bdelugma refers to something that is an abomination, unclean, which horrifies clean persons, leaving them disgusted. Eremoseos has the sense of an extensive desolating act, or destruction, which caused total ruin, leaving no place for shelter.
Apostasy: (Gr. apostasia) The term literally means 'to stand away from' and is used to refer to ones who ‘stand away from the truth.’ It is abandonment, a rebellion, an apostasy, a refusal to accept or acknowledge true worship.
In Western Christian theology, grace is "the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it." It is an undeserved kindness.