Industrialized Salvation (Understanding Decisionism, Easy-Believism, and Shallow Conversion)

Industrialized SalvationRobert Wurtz IIAnd when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought... Continue Reading →

How To Get Forgiveness From God (Homologeo: confessing or acknowledging our sins)

How To Get Forgiveness From GodRobert Wurtz IIAnd David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die. (2 Samuel 12:13)Our passage is a small, but vital part of the story of king David's sin in the matter of... Continue Reading →

Proving God’s Perfect Will (Deo volente or "DV")

Proving God's Perfect WillRobert Wurtz IIAnd do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2 NKJV)God's will is the perfect will simply because it cannot be improved upon. A wise old preacher once... Continue Reading →

Living With Regret (Charlie Peace)

Living With RegretRobert Wurtz IIFor you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears. (Hebrews 12:17)Our passage calls to remembrance the story of Jacob and Esau, twin brothers from the book of Genesis (beginnings). Though Esau... Continue Reading →

Standing Against the Tide (sunapachthentes)

Standing Against the TideRobert Wurtz IIYou therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being carried away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:17–18) Peter had been discussing end-time events in 2... Continue Reading →

Enticement or Demonstration? (persuasive is peithois)

Enticement or Demonstration?Robert Wurtz IIAnd my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. (1 Corinthians 2:4–5 NKJV)But I will come to you shortly, if... Continue Reading →

The End of the Enemy (Hell: Eternal Damnation,Hades, Tophet, Outer Darkness)

The End of the EnemyRobert Wurtz IIThen He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:41 NKJV)And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God,... Continue Reading →

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