Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters

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Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters

First, if conscious eternal punishment is not true, then ultimately one can sin against God and get by with it. Second, if there is not the danger of men being "tormented forever...

Let Go and Let God?

4:44

Let Go and Let God?

I don't think I hear this from any of you folks, but you know people say, "Let go and let God." And you know we can talk about abiding in Christ and we have to be careful that we don't see...

Obtain a Testimony by Faith, Not Feelings

3:00

Obtain a Testimony by Faith, Not Feelings

When I started out, on the Christian faith, I did not have any feelings. I had no flashing lights. I just saw, this is right. The word of God is true.

Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony

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Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony

When reading the Life and Diary of David Brainerd I was struck by how self-righteous Brainerd was as a lost person prior to being saved. Many of the...

Redemption Through His Blood

1:02:28

Redemption Through His Blood

Take a look at Christ's blood being spilled and God's wrath that was unleashed upon Him; and suddenly you recognize there is a price, and it is an infinite price...

Why Do You Call Me “Lord, Lord,” and Not Do What I Tell You?

1:09:57

Why Do You Call Me “Lord, Lord,” and Not Do What I Tell You?

Jesus taught that the real proof of being genuinely saved is not by saying, "Lord, Lord," but by our walk. Do your actions reflect what your lips proclaim to believe?

Am I Condemned If I’m Rude to My Wife?

4:03

Am I Condemned If I’m Rude to My Wife?

Suppose a true Christian dies after committing a sin and they never get to confess it – would they go to heaven or hell? They answer is: they would go to heaven and not hell.

Wait For My Boyfriend to Get Saved Again?

16:52

Wait For My Boyfriend to Get Saved Again?

This Ask Pastor Tim deals with the question, "If I broke up with my boyfriend because he stopped being a Christian, is it OK to wait for him...

Hearing of Christ Makes a Man Want to Repent

4:00

Hearing of Christ Makes a Man Want to Repent

If Jesus Christ is not the center of our message to the lost, then we have nothing that can change lost men's minds. Yet upon hearing of Christ...

Miracles of Christ: Multiplication (Feeding the Five Thousand)

43:38

Miracles of Christ: Multiplication (Feeding the Five Thousand)

Jesus feeding the five thousand was a miracle of multiplication and in it God shows us that He is able to take something little and make it into something big.

Why Did Jesus Die?

59:30

Why Did Jesus Die?

Why did Jesus die? It's a question that causes many to say, "Why ask that? We all know the answer already." Most are quick to say "He died to forgive us", which He did.

Gentile Dogs Have Hope Too

56:34

Gentile Dogs Have Hope Too

We should be amazed that even us, the Gentiles, have been included and have salvation and hope too. We are not going to perish forever and forever because of God's incredible mercy...

How To Do It

Article

How To Do It

The fact of the matter is, the Bible is not a How-To book; it is a What-To book. God tells us what to do, what must be done, what is our responsibility according to His laws and principles.

What Does It Mean to Believe?

2:54

What Does It Mean to Believe?

What does it mean to believe? It does not mean a mental assent only, but it means to trust. What does it mean to trust? It means...

Be Careful Before You Call Someone Antinomian

9:51

Be Careful Before You Call Someone Antinomian

When you start talking this way people want to label you as antinomian, you know saying, "You guys just allow everything." No, that's not it...

Authentic Christianity

52:40

Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity is a thorn in the side of this popular culture of the world in which we live in. The light of Jesus Christ in you, will have an effect...

Christ The True Vine (Part 1)

41:40

Christ The True Vine (Part 1)

We come to Jesus Christ alone, and look to His finished work alone, to be received by faith alone, regarding our right standing. But we don't move on from Jesus to begin to live the Christian life and bear much fruit....

Praising God For Our Adoption

1:14:50

Praising God For Our Adoption

In expressing to you the doctrine of adoption, we realize that somebody can be adopted and not really recognize what that is. Being adopted is one thing, but recognizing you are adopted is...

Appreciating Our Adoption

1:02:26

Appreciating Our Adoption

Many Reformed theologians consider adoption to be the very highest privilege that the Gospel offers. Yet, it seems that the church has historically neglected this doctrine...

God’s Unlimited Resources for the Believer’s Holiness

5:27

God’s Unlimited Resources for the Believer’s Holiness

How can we pray that with confidence? Because God's unlimited resources are available for the believer's holiness and conformity to Jesus Christ.

Prayer that Tears the Roof Off if Necessary

1:46

Prayer that Tears the Roof Off if Necessary

Here they said we're not going to turn back, we will tear the roof off if necessary. We're going to get him in there to Jesus. And he went home walking...

Discipleship – Exclusive Allegiance

41:49

Discipleship – Exclusive Allegiance

Jesus gave a call to radical discipleship, to exclusive allegiance. The call to become a Christian is a call to have Jesus be our Lord and our God.

God’s People Are Saints

1:06:59

God’s People Are Saints

God writes His name on His people, and the name He writes is one that reflects His own righteousness and holiness. Believers are repeatedly called saints.

The Glory of God Displayed in the Gospel

1:10:32

The Glory of God Displayed in the Gospel

The gospel of Jesus Christ displays the glory of God in the fullest sense. Man's wisdom could never come up with what God has done in the gospel.

Are There Two Judgments?

22:48

Are There Two Judgments?

It sound like there's a judgment at the very end, and also a judgment immediately after a person's death. Does this mean that there are two judgments?

Swimming Where the Cleansing Waters Are (Part 7)

1:01:00

Swimming Where the Cleansing Waters Are (Part 7)

There really are things you can do to be splashing in the water that cleanses and there are things you can do that take you away from there. It is possible by your own actions...

Daniel’s 70 Weeks (Part 11)

1:15:30

Daniel’s 70 Weeks (Part 11)

The last four verses of Daniel 9 are rich with prophecy concerning the great atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many try to find the anti-Christ in these verses, but it is Christ we need to look for here.

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 2

35:42

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 2

Continuing in Jesus' teachings regarding the reality of hell and eternal punishment.

Lordship: All Christians Are Disciples

Article

Lordship: All Christians Are Disciples

It appears that you are saying that one can be a Christian, a convert, and yet not be a disciple. I would say that all Christians are disciples.

Is Your Faith Directed Towards Yourself or to Christ?

3:24

Is Your Faith Directed Towards Yourself or to Christ?

We are not called to have faith in our faith. There is a different object of faith that the writer of Hebrews is pleading with you here in verse...

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 1

40:21

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 1

Jesus taught that hell is a reality that ought to affect our present lives profoundly.

Encouragement To Endure to the End

41:00

Encouragement To Endure to the End

Every true Christian is in the battle of enduring and persevering faith and it is the most strenuous battle on earth. In Hebrews 10:39 it says those...

Pastors: Lead the Church in Faith!

45:59

Pastors: Lead the Church in Faith!

The faith of Scripture is not doing something based upon mathematical probability, which says that it will works out most of the time. Rather God calls us to a faith like Abraham's...

It’s Trustworthy that Christ Saves Sinners

1:09:33

It’s Trustworthy that Christ Saves Sinners

Does anybody get weary of all the opinions and empty promises in our world and long for a word of truth? We all want something that we can rest our souls on and confide in.

The Power Behind Our Sanctification (Part 4)

1:06:38

The Power Behind Our Sanctification (Part 4)

Though Paul says we have a responsibility to cleanse ourselves, we must remember that the power behind our sanctification is not found in us...

Is Being Blotted Out of the “Book of Life” Losing My Salvation?

1:13:55

Is Being Blotted Out of the “Book of Life” Losing My Salvation?

It's very interesting how many people look at Revelation 3:5 and say, "Oh look, you can be blotted out of God's book of life." Yet it says exactly the opposite...

Believer: You’re Dead to Sin (Part 3)

1:05:01

Believer: You’re Dead to Sin (Part 3)

What truth is it that Paul wants us to be gripped by? That we are dead to sin and that in our union with Christ our relationship to sin has been severed...

The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 2)

1:03:00

The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 2)

The people who Paul calls to "cleanse" themselves “from every defilement of body and spirit” are called “beloved”. It is only by being one of the beloved...

The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 1)

1:02:36

The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 1)

2 Corinthians 7:1 - Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

The Christian Life is One of Death to Self

3:50

The Christian Life is One of Death to Self

The roots of our hearts have grown down into things, and we dare not pull up one rootlet lest we die. Things have become necessary to us...

The Narrow Way to Life

1:09:31

The Narrow Way to Life

Yet on the narrow way to life one is bound to Jesus Christ and reliant on Him. There are going to be such powers that are going to resist you in this world...

Life Transformation Will Always Accompany Forgiveness

5:21

Life Transformation Will Always Accompany Forgiveness

Life transformation will always accompany the forgiveness of our sins. Always. When God declares the sinner righteous, legally they're forgiven; it always accompanies...

Deliberate Holiness (Psalm 119:57)

1:01:23

Deliberate Holiness (Psalm 119:57)

David's attitude of deliberate holiness is impressive and something we should imitate. He is purposeful in his pursuit of holiness when he says in Psalm 119, “I promise to keep your words.”

Four Pillars of Walking with God

1:12:14

Four Pillars of Walking with God

Joy is not the result of obedience, joy is the result of what God has done. So now your joy is fixed on a fixed and stable source.

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Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters

Article

Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters

First, if conscious eternal punishment is not true, then ultimately one can sin against God and get by with it. Second, if there is not the danger of men being "tormented forever...

Let Go and Let God?

4:44

Let Go and Let God?

I don't think I hear this from any of you folks, but you know people say, "Let go and let God." And you know we can talk about abiding in Christ and we have to be careful that we don't see...

Obtain a Testimony by Faith, Not Feelings

3:00

Obtain a Testimony by Faith, Not Feelings

When I started out, on the Christian faith, I did not have any feelings. I had no flashing lights. I just saw, this is right. The word of God is true.

Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony

Article

Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony

When reading the Life and Diary of David Brainerd I was struck by how self-righteous Brainerd was as a lost person prior to being saved. Many of the...

Redemption Through His Blood

1:02:28

Redemption Through His Blood

Take a look at Christ's blood being spilled and God's wrath that was unleashed upon Him; and suddenly you recognize there is a price, and it is an infinite price...

Why Do You Call Me “Lord, Lord,” and Not Do What I Tell You?

1:09:57

Why Do You Call Me “Lord, Lord,” and Not Do What I Tell You?

Jesus taught that the real proof of being genuinely saved is not by saying, "Lord, Lord," but by our walk. Do your actions reflect what your lips proclaim to believe?

Am I Condemned If I’m Rude to My Wife?

4:03

Am I Condemned If I’m Rude to My Wife?

Suppose a true Christian dies after committing a sin and they never get to confess it – would they go to heaven or hell? They answer is: they would go to heaven and not hell.

Wait For My Boyfriend to Get Saved Again?

16:52

Wait For My Boyfriend to Get Saved Again?

This Ask Pastor Tim deals with the question, "If I broke up with my boyfriend because he stopped being a Christian, is it OK to wait for him...

Hearing of Christ Makes a Man Want to Repent

4:00

Hearing of Christ Makes a Man Want to Repent

If Jesus Christ is not the center of our message to the lost, then we have nothing that can change lost men's minds. Yet upon hearing of Christ...

Miracles of Christ: Multiplication (Feeding the Five Thousand)

43:38

Miracles of Christ: Multiplication (Feeding the Five Thousand)

Jesus feeding the five thousand was a miracle of multiplication and in it God shows us that He is able to take something little and make it into something big.

Why Did Jesus Die?

59:30

Why Did Jesus Die?

Why did Jesus die? It's a question that causes many to say, "Why ask that? We all know the answer already." Most are quick to say "He died to forgive us", which He did.

Gentile Dogs Have Hope Too

56:34

Gentile Dogs Have Hope Too

We should be amazed that even us, the Gentiles, have been included and have salvation and hope too. We are not going to perish forever and forever because of God's incredible mercy...

How To Do It

Article

How To Do It

The fact of the matter is, the Bible is not a How-To book; it is a What-To book. God tells us what to do, what must be done, what is our responsibility according to His laws and principles.

What Does It Mean to Believe?

2:54

What Does It Mean to Believe?

What does it mean to believe? It does not mean a mental assent only, but it means to trust. What does it mean to trust? It means...

Be Careful Before You Call Someone Antinomian

9:51

Be Careful Before You Call Someone Antinomian

When you start talking this way people want to label you as antinomian, you know saying, "You guys just allow everything." No, that's not it...

Authentic Christianity

52:40

Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity is a thorn in the side of this popular culture of the world in which we live in. The light of Jesus Christ in you, will have an effect...

Christ The True Vine (Part 1)

41:40

Christ The True Vine (Part 1)

We come to Jesus Christ alone, and look to His finished work alone, to be received by faith alone, regarding our right standing. But we don't move on from Jesus to begin to live the Christian life and bear much fruit....

Praising God For Our Adoption

1:14:50

Praising God For Our Adoption

In expressing to you the doctrine of adoption, we realize that somebody can be adopted and not really recognize what that is. Being adopted is one thing, but recognizing you are adopted is...

Appreciating Our Adoption

1:02:26

Appreciating Our Adoption

Many Reformed theologians consider adoption to be the very highest privilege that the Gospel offers. Yet, it seems that the church has historically neglected this doctrine...

God’s Unlimited Resources for the Believer’s Holiness

5:27

God’s Unlimited Resources for the Believer’s Holiness

How can we pray that with confidence? Because God's unlimited resources are available for the believer's holiness and conformity to Jesus Christ.

Prayer that Tears the Roof Off if Necessary

1:46

Prayer that Tears the Roof Off if Necessary

Here they said we're not going to turn back, we will tear the roof off if necessary. We're going to get him in there to Jesus. And he went home walking...

Discipleship – Exclusive Allegiance

41:49

Discipleship – Exclusive Allegiance

Jesus gave a call to radical discipleship, to exclusive allegiance. The call to become a Christian is a call to have Jesus be our Lord and our God.

God’s People Are Saints

1:06:59

God’s People Are Saints

God writes His name on His people, and the name He writes is one that reflects His own righteousness and holiness. Believers are repeatedly called saints.

The Glory of God Displayed in the Gospel

1:10:32

The Glory of God Displayed in the Gospel

The gospel of Jesus Christ displays the glory of God in the fullest sense. Man's wisdom could never come up with what God has done in the gospel.

Are There Two Judgments?

22:48

Are There Two Judgments?

It sound like there's a judgment at the very end, and also a judgment immediately after a person's death. Does this mean that there are two judgments?

Swimming Where the Cleansing Waters Are (Part 7)

1:01:00

Swimming Where the Cleansing Waters Are (Part 7)

There really are things you can do to be splashing in the water that cleanses and there are things you can do that take you away from there. It is possible by your own actions...

Daniel’s 70 Weeks (Part 11)

1:15:30

Daniel’s 70 Weeks (Part 11)

The last four verses of Daniel 9 are rich with prophecy concerning the great atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many try to find the anti-Christ in these verses, but it is Christ we need to look for here.

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 2

35:42

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 2

Continuing in Jesus' teachings regarding the reality of hell and eternal punishment.

Lordship: All Christians Are Disciples

Article

Lordship: All Christians Are Disciples

It appears that you are saying that one can be a Christian, a convert, and yet not be a disciple. I would say that all Christians are disciples.

Is Your Faith Directed Towards Yourself or to Christ?

3:24

Is Your Faith Directed Towards Yourself or to Christ?

We are not called to have faith in our faith. There is a different object of faith that the writer of Hebrews is pleading with you here in verse...

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 1

40:21

Hell and Eternal Punishment – Part 1

Jesus taught that hell is a reality that ought to affect our present lives profoundly.

Encouragement To Endure to the End

41:00

Encouragement To Endure to the End

Every true Christian is in the battle of enduring and persevering faith and it is the most strenuous battle on earth. In Hebrews 10:39 it says those...

Pastors: Lead the Church in Faith!

45:59

Pastors: Lead the Church in Faith!

The faith of Scripture is not doing something based upon mathematical probability, which says that it will works out most of the time. Rather God calls us to a faith like Abraham's...

It’s Trustworthy that Christ Saves Sinners

1:09:33

It’s Trustworthy that Christ Saves Sinners

Does anybody get weary of all the opinions and empty promises in our world and long for a word of truth? We all want something that we can rest our souls on and confide in.

The Power Behind Our Sanctification (Part 4)

1:06:38

The Power Behind Our Sanctification (Part 4)

Though Paul says we have a responsibility to cleanse ourselves, we must remember that the power behind our sanctification is not found in us...

Is Being Blotted Out of the “Book of Life” Losing My Salvation?

1:13:55

Is Being Blotted Out of the “Book of Life” Losing My Salvation?

It's very interesting how many people look at Revelation 3:5 and say, "Oh look, you can be blotted out of God's book of life." Yet it says exactly the opposite...

Believer: You’re Dead to Sin (Part 3)

1:05:01

Believer: You’re Dead to Sin (Part 3)

What truth is it that Paul wants us to be gripped by? That we are dead to sin and that in our union with Christ our relationship to sin has been severed...

The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 2)

1:03:00

The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 2)

The people who Paul calls to "cleanse" themselves “from every defilement of body and spirit” are called “beloved”. It is only by being one of the beloved...

The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 1)

1:02:36

The Christian’s Self Cleansing (Part 1)

2 Corinthians 7:1 - Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

The Christian Life is One of Death to Self

3:50

The Christian Life is One of Death to Self

The roots of our hearts have grown down into things, and we dare not pull up one rootlet lest we die. Things have become necessary to us...

The Narrow Way to Life

1:09:31

The Narrow Way to Life

Yet on the narrow way to life one is bound to Jesus Christ and reliant on Him. There are going to be such powers that are going to resist you in this world...

Life Transformation Will Always Accompany Forgiveness

5:21

Life Transformation Will Always Accompany Forgiveness

Life transformation will always accompany the forgiveness of our sins. Always. When God declares the sinner righteous, legally they're forgiven; it always accompanies...

Deliberate Holiness (Psalm 119:57)

1:01:23

Deliberate Holiness (Psalm 119:57)

David's attitude of deliberate holiness is impressive and something we should imitate. He is purposeful in his pursuit of holiness when he says in Psalm 119, “I promise to keep your words.”

Four Pillars of Walking with God

1:12:14

Four Pillars of Walking with God

Joy is not the result of obedience, joy is the result of what God has done. So now your joy is fixed on a fixed and stable source.