• What Is The New Birth _ Regeneration _ Being Born Again - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    What Is The New Birth | Regeneration | Being Born Again – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The New Birth | Regeneration | Being Born Again – Spiritual Reading. Many speak of the New Birth or of Regeneration without any definite conception of just what the New Birth is, and so are never sure whether they themselves have been born again or not. As plain and clear a definition of the New Birth as we can find in the Word of God is given in 2 Pet. 1:4, “Whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust.”  From these words of Peter it…

  • What Are The Results Of The New Birth And What Follow's When One Is Born Again - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    What Are The Results Of The New Birth And What Follow’s When One Is Born Again – Spiritual Reading

    What Are The Results Of The New Birth And What Follow’s When One Is Born Again – Spiritual Reading. 1. The first of these results is found in:  1 Cor. 6:19, where we read: “Know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have from God?” These words were spoken to believers, to regenerated men, and they plainly tell us that when one is born again, the Holy Spirit comes to take up His permanent dwelling in the man and that the man who is born again thus becomes a temple of the Holy Spirit. It is true that we may not always be…

  • What Is The Importance Of The New Birth _ Regeneration _ Being Born Again - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    What Is The Importance Of The New Birth | Regeneration | Being Born Again – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Importance Of The New Birth | Regeneration | Being Born Again – Spiritual Reading. For just a few moments let us look at the necessity of the New Birth. This is set forth in one of our texts and in the verses following, 1 John 3:5, 6: “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, except a man be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.”  We see here that the New Birth is a universal necessity, and we see why it is a…

  • What Is The Fact Of The Resurrection Of The Body Of Christ And Our Bodies - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    What Is The Fact Of The Resurrection Of The Body Of Christ And Our Bodies – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Fact Of The Resurrection Of The Body Of Christ And Our Bodies – Spiritual Reading. Turn first, please, to II Tim. 2:8, “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel.” Here Paul explicitly declares that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead according to the gospel which he preached. Now what was raised? Certainly not His soul. That did not die. Turning to Acts 2:27-31, we find that the soul of the Lord Jesus went into Hades, the abode of the dead. These are Peter’s words, spoken on the day of Pentecost, there recorded, “Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto…

  • What Will Be The Character Of Our Resurrection Bodies - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    What Will Be The Character Of Our Resurrection Bodies – Spiritual Reading

    What Will Be The Character Of Our Resurrection Bodies – Spiritual Reading. 1. First of all, we know that the body which is raised will not be exactly the same body that it was when it was laid in the grave. This appears from I Cor. 15:35-38: “But some will say, how are the dead raised? And with what manner of body do they come? Thou foolish one, that which thou thyself sowest is not quickened, except it die: and that which thou sowest, thou sowest not in the body that shall be, but a bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other kind; but God giveth it a body even…

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    When Will The Resurrection Of The Body Take Place – Spiritual Reading

    When Will The Resurrection Of The Body Take Place – Spiritual Reading. There remains but one question to be considered and we can deal with that very briefly. That question is, when will the resurrection of the body take place? This question is plainly answered time and again in the Bible. For example, it is answered in Phil. 3:20, 21: “For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we wait for a Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.” …

  • Why Did Jesus Christ Shed His Blood And Die - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Why Did Jesus Christ Shed His Blood And Die – Spiritual Reading

    Why Did Jesus Christ Shed His Blood And Die – Spiritual Reading. 1. First of all, the Bible distinctly and repeatedly tells us by direct statement, and by countless typical reference in the Old Testament, that He died as a vicarious offering for sin; that is, that He, an absolutely perfect, righteous one, who [deserved to live, died in the place of unjust men who deserved to die. For example, we read in Isa. 53:5, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” And in the eighth verse we read, “By oppression and judgment He was taken…

  • Why Was Jesus Christ's Death Necessary And Important - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    Why Was Jesus Christ’s Death Necessary And Important – Spiritual Reading

    Why Was Jesus Christ’s Death Necessary And Important – Spiritual Reading. The first thing that the Bible plainly teaches on this question is the absolute necessity and fundamental importance of the death of Jesus Christ, the absolute necessity and fundamental importance of the shedding of His blood. The tendency of our day in Unitarian circles, and in orthodox circles that have been leavened by the corrupting leaven of Unitarianism, is to minimise the importance of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. The tendency is to make His life and character, His teaching and leadership, the main thing. Christian Science even goes so far as to deny the fact of His…

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    Resurrection And Raising People From The Dead – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus

    Resurrection And Raising People From The Dead – Miracles, Signs And Wonders Done By Jesus. Jesus raises and resurrects Lazarus from the dead Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the…

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    The Greatest Symbol Of Love I Ever Found Is An Empty Tomb

    The Greatest Symbol of love I ever found is an empty tomb. I have spent my life searching for love and where-ever I have looked, whether in my house, work place, family, friends, I have never found a more powerful symbol than Jesus’s empty tomb. Jesus’s empty tomb is the most profound, most powerful show of love I have ever found. Many people have written that the cross at calvary is the greatest symbol of love expressed by Jesus. While I believe, the cross of Jesus was an expression of love, I don’t believe it is the greatest show of love. To me, the  cross was just the semi-circle. The full…

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