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Are Good Works Guaranteed?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Imagine that you have a loved one who professes to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.  You watch patiently, but as more time passes you grow concerned.  There seems to be absolutely no good works (or very little) that you can see in their life.  You begin to pray for them, b ...

Can We Trust the Bible?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Can we trust the Bible?  This is the central question that surrounds the issue of inerrancy.  Merriam-Webster chooses to define inerrancy as, “exemption from error” or “infallibility.” This seems like a reasonable definition.  Applying this definition to the Bible would mean ...

Is Repentance Required for Eternal Salvation?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the most important subject known to mankind.  It is the, “power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16).[1] Yet, among those that love the Lord Jesus Christ there is great disagreement about the content of the Gospel.  One ...

Open Theism

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
In a postmodern culture, anything labeled open sounds good to most people. Yet, what lies behind the veil of Open Theism is both dangerous and destructive.
Open Theism fundamentally changes the very nature of God. Consider the following summary of the very essence of this ...

Postmodernism

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
I am a product of the modern era.  I was raised thinking in terms of science and reason.  Then, I came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior in 1993.  Over the years, I have continued to renew my mind with the Word of God.  However, neither my current biblical worldview ...

Seven Biblical Reasons to Not ‘Live Together’

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(By Al Miller - Guest Contributor)
1. Because God says it is wrong.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3 “Flee sexual immorality… 1 Corinthians 6:18 Simple isn’t it? At least it should be for those who ...

Sin and the Christian Life: Why do Christians Sin?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
A Christian father struggles not to be angry with his son. A grandmother hates that she tends to give in to the pressure to gossip at her prayer group. A young Christian couple battles temptations before their marriage. It is these types of situations that are played out on a ...

The Origin of Man: Created by God

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
The battle for the souls of men continues to rage on earth. The weapons of Satan that are forged against men are many. One of the chief tactics that he employs is to convince men that there is no God. He often does this by undermining the truth of Scripture about the origin ...

The Purpose of Good Works for Christians

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(By Mark Fontecchio)

Good works will not:
Get you into heaven when you die Keep Christians from losing their salvation (which is secure) Prove that a person is truly saved Earn the love of God Good works will:
Bring glory to God (Matt. 5:16; John 15:8; 1 Pet. 2:12) Demonstrate your ...