Christianese: Sanctification

Romans 6:5-14 deals extensively with the doctrine of sanctification in the believer’s life. Before salvation the believer was dead in his sin (Eph 2:1), but after union with Christ, the believer is now freed from sin to live as a slave of Christ. Sanctification is the means by which believers

Christianese: Faith

Perhaps the most familiar religious term to all professing Christians is the word “faith”. Can you give a short explanation of what it means? Faith is “belief in”. It needs to be differentiated from mere “belief”, for in our times “faith” has become a commodity—the more you have of it,

What is so important about the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity states that God is One being in three distinct persons. God the Father is not God the Son and not God the Holy Spirit. The Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit are each fully God, yet there is only one God. God doesn’t

I know I am saved because …

The true nature of salvation is frequently misrepresented by mainline Christianity. It is therefore no surprise that many Christians have a severe misunderstanding of salvation. Our assurance of salvation is directly linked to our understanding of salvation, so to get salvation wrong is detrimental to our assurance of salvation, not

A plan for family devotions

“Family devotions”, or “family worship” is a term in ‘Christianese’ that excites either bitterness or joy in the hearts of those who have been exposed to it. For those who have not ever experienced it growing up, nor seen it in practise in another home, the term “family devotions” often