Paradoxical Christian Teaching: Comfort in Affliction

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 14th, 2020 at 08:41 pm

Paradoxical Christian Teaching

The Bible teaches that there is peace for Christ’s followers amidst the storms of life. It is an antithetical Christian teaching at the surface. The wisdom of this world suggests the idea of a predictable peace right after the tempest. Hence, the cliche: “peace after the storm” or “darkest hour before the dawn.” But what divine teaching is it that there is peace and comfort while one is in the limbo of trials and sufferings?

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Christ’s Promised Eternal Life Versus Salvation by Works

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Eternal security is one teaching our Lord affirms firmly in His Word. Teach it, and you will produce real born-again Christians. In John 6:37 Jesus made this truth so clear that “the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.” And in John 10:28 He said, “and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. ” Once saved, always saved! But Christ’s promised eternal life won’t fit into the framework of man-made Theology that was conceived and intended to glorifying man and giving him the honor for striving to attain immortality through his good works.

Heavenly Residents Because of Christ

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By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on February 14th, 2020 at 08:17 pm

Heavenly Residents

One good news we love to listen again and again is that we will be heavenly residents assuredly in the hereafter because of Jesus Christ. Paul, the apostle, wrote about it: “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Phil 3:20) It does not matter if one had been living the life of a thief or a murderer for a long time before one followed our Lord. It does matter if one is a stick-in-the-mud sinner because all human beings in heaven since time began were true blue sinners irrespective of the weight of their wickedness and age level at death. Don’t get me wrong—continue reading, please!

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Grace Plus Faith in Christ Needed to Live Forever

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God’s love continues to overshadow our hearts and beings even if we deliberately ignore or reject Him. Termed as God’s common grace or undeserved love and kindness that is not salvific in form, He provides rain or the sunshine to both believers and unbelievers; to the righteous as well as to the unrighteous.

Human Responsibility to Believe in Christ

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Believes in the Son. Lucifer became the Devil by choice. Adam left Paradise… or Lot lived in Sodom… or Judas went to Hell–by choice! There’s no arm-twisting in God’s government; we are free to obey or disobey our Maker. Life in Heaven or Hell? It’s purely our own responsibility–OUR very OWN choice. God’s word is crystal-clear: “He who BELIEVES in the SON has EVERLASTING LIFE; and he who DOES NOT BELIEVE the SON shall NOT SEE LIFE, but the WRATH of GOD ABIDES on him.” John 3:36

God’s Love is Unaffected by Man’s Behavior—Unconditional?

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I attended a church where the preacher told us that God’s love unaffected by man’s behavior could mean the appropriate attribute of our loving Creator. His love for humankind is unconditional, was the loud exhortation; otherwise, He ceases to be God!

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