The Results of Sanctification
This is the concluding part of our series on sanctification. In the first article we wrote about the need for sanctification and in the second on how to achieve sanctification. In this article we will focus on what we hope to achieve through this process.
The Significance of Baptism
Is it really important to be baptized when coming to faith in Y’Shua as your Messiah? Y’Shua told His disciples to go and baptize people. The apostles kept up the tradition of baptizing new believers once they had acknowledged their faith in Y’Shua. The church as changed this doctrine over time to now also include infant baptism. Is this correct? As part of our continuing study on the spiritual dimension we will also look at the spiritual impact that baptism has in the life of a believer in Y’Shua.
The names of other Deities
It is written in Scripture that we are not to mention the names of other deities. Is it correct to understand this to mean that we are not to, even say these names when referring to another god? In this study, we shall see what we can learn from scripture in this regard. We shall also look into the roots of words. There are teachings that state that we cannot use certain English words like mercy, grace, faith and wisdom because the roots of these words are of heathen or pagan origin. We shall show you from Scripture how both these teachings are in contradiction with Scripture.
A call to Boldness
Do you speak with boldness about YHVH and His things or do you prefer to keep quiet? Boldness is another one of those recurring themes that I am experiencing in my life. I believe that it is not only for me, but that YHVH is calling us to be bold and to tell people about Him. This is still possible, we have the freedom now, but only YHVH knows for how long. Persecution of believers is on the increase and will force most to silence.
Strength to go on
We need strength to get through every day, some days more than others. Sometimes life is hard. During these downs we often find it difficult to drag ourselves through yet another day. It seems that there is no light at the end of the long, dark tunnel. This may cause us to be depressed and despondent not wanting to go on. These are the times we need extra strength. Where do we go to for this? YHVH teaches us through His Word, that there are a number of ways in which we can be strengthened.
More about faith
Faith is a topic we can study over and over and every time learn something new. We can learn much about faith in Scripture. It is defined as “assurance” in the book of Hebrews. This is the key. Faith is “know-so” instead of “hope-so.To have faith is to know the outcome would be best for us whatever it may be. ” A few years ago my neighbor….