Spiritually Dead

Larry Grim

The question Ethan asked was regarding the teaching of being “spiritually dead” and what that means.  This is an extremely popular teaching in Christianity.  It’s the idea that when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, since they didn’t actually die, they died in another way, hence the teaching of dying spiritually.  This teaching stems from a lack of understanding and not taking God at his word.  Before getting into the meat of this, let’s first take a look at what God meant when He said, “…for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”  When the Bible uses the words die, dying, or death it refers to the physical body ceasing to function. There are a few exceptions, but the exceptions prove the rule. …

Can you obey God?

Andrew Sisson

So many verses in 1 John point to a simple fact, “hereby we do know
that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. “(2:3) Yet so many
Christians live like they are doing their devotions in Romans 7. Doing
exactly what their body wants is normal to most–and what is worst is
that they don’t very often feel badly for it. Now I am not suggesting
that every Christian is going to appear perfect in every action and
attitude. But if we see things from God’s perspective (who knows our
hearts), are we daily doing things that we know are wrong? And if so,
who do we really believe in? I am speaking to the modern Christian.
Those who fit the statistic of 80-90% of Christian men use pornography