Tag Archives: salvation

The Free Gift of Salvation, the Meaning of the Cross, and a Question About the Soul (Podcast)

In this blast from the past, J. Warner examines the orthodox definition of Salvation and the important work of the cross. Jim also answers listener email related to the nature of the soul. (For more information, visit www.ColdCaseChristianity.com) Subscribe to the Cold-Case Christianity Weekly Podcast on iTunes, or add the …

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Why the First Part of the Greatest Commandment Is Even More Important Than the Second

I was an atheist for the first thirty-five years of my life. While I was a committed (and often aggressive) non-believer, most people who knew me would probably have described me as a “nice guy”. My behavior wasn’t all that different than many of my Christian friends. I worked with …

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Is Salvation Really a Free Gift?

The Bible talks a lot about grace, the unmerited favor God shows us when he saves us from our sins and grants us salvation. But our material, visual world encourages us to observe and measure our progress in every aspect of life, and many of our friends and family are …

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Are There Different Degrees of Reward in Heaven?

As Christians, we believe we are saved solely by the grace of God. God sets us apart for salvation based not on anything we could do (or have done), but based instead on the free gift of salvation offered by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Our works play …

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Is Mormon Salvation Possible?

One of the most important questions any monotheistic system can answer is simply this: “How is one saved; how can one have eternal life?” Every monotheistic faith system provides some mechanism by which we can be united to God, be in His Presence, or attain the ultimate life in eternity. …

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Speaking Christianese and the Evangelistic Danger of Low Expectations (Podcast)

In this podcast, J. Warner talks about the habit many of us of speaking Christianese, the distinctive (and often confusing) language of the Christian faith. How can we learn to communicate important Christian concepts without sounding like we’re speaking Greek? Jim also discusses the dangerous consequences resulting from low expectations …

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