Category: Salvation (page 1 of 2)

Biblical Salvation: Righteousness from God to Save Us from Our Selves

Salvation - Dead spirit transformedAccording to the Bible, in addition to needing forgiveness to save us from the penalty of sin, we also need to be from the power of sin that controls us. We are born spiritually dead, a condition we inherited as descendants of Adam. Self-improvement plans cannot make us righteous. We need a way to become righteous inside so that we can live the kind of life God desires. In short, we need transformation. Continue reading

Biblical Salvation: Righteousness from God to Save Us from the Penalty of Sin

Salvation - Sin debt forgivenImagine for a moment that you owe someone a staggering amount of money—let’s say a billion dollars. There is no way that you would ever be able to pay it off. In order for you to be rescued from this predicament, a very wealthy and generous person would have to pay it for you.

Of course, the sin debt we owe to God is not monetary, but moral. Nevertheless, the principle is the same. No amount of good deeds on our part would be sufficient to atone for our sins. We need a Savior whose righteousness far exceeds our own. Continue reading

Biblical Salvation: Two Problems God Had to Solve

Salvation - Two problems solvedWhat’s the best way to learn how to spot counterfeit currency? By becoming thoroughly familiar with the real thing. Likewise, before we discuss the Watchtower salvation system with Jehovah’s Witnesses, we need to make sure we have a solid understanding of what the Bible actually teaches. Continue reading

The Inner Struggle of Jehovah’s Witnesses: Attempting the Impossible

Impossible equationNothing is as stressful as trying to do something that simply cannot be done, especially when you think that your eternal life depends on it. This is the situation in which the Watchtower places Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continue reading

The Inner Struggle of Jehovah’s Witnesses: The Treadmill

TreadmillThe Watchtower’s emphasis on proving worthy keeps Jehovah’s Witnesses on a never-ending treadmill of works, continually uncertain of where they stand with Jehovah and fearful that they will be judged to have fallen short. Continue reading

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