3-22-14 “Does Baptism Save? No . . . Here’s Why” – Pastor Shane Idleman

March 16th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 3-22-14 “Does Baptism Save? No . . . Here’s Why” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Some believe that salvation occurs, not when we believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior, but when immersed in water. Granted, many of the early church fathers did embrace baptismal regeneration. Even though we cherish their teachings, they were fallible…some taught that the Holy Spirit was a created being, the salvation of all (including Satan), infant baptism, purgatory, and so on; therefore, we must look at what the scriptures say.
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10-19-2013 “Does Baptism Save? No . . . Here’s Why” – Pastor Shane Idleman

October 16th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-19-2013 “Does Baptism Save? No . . . Here’s Why” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Some believe that salvation occurs, not when we believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior, but when immersed in water. Granted, many of the early church fathers did embrace baptismal regeneration. Even though we cherish their teachings, they were fallible…some taught that the Holy Spirit was a created being, the salvation of all (including Satan), infant baptism, purgatory, and so on; therefore, we must look at what the scriptures say.
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4/17/2013 – Sex Before Marriage—Yes, No, or Maybe So? – Pastor Shane Idleman

April 17th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 4/17/2013 – Sex Before Marriage—Yes, No, or Maybe So? – Pastor Shane Idleman)

References to sexual experiences in the Bible are sometimes defined as “he knew his wife.” To know, in this context, is to know intimately through sexual experience. Regrettably, for those who experience sex before marriage, it is impossible to un-know what is known. Sexual experiences cannot be undone. Each time we engage in premarital sex, we add additional emotional weight to our lives, and it’s difficult to run a marital marathon while carrying the extra weight of regret from past relationships.
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