sin

Is it enough to confess our sins to God privately, or is the church needed for confession?

Is it enough to confess our sins to God privately, or is the church needed for confession?   We’ve all heard the saying “Confession is good for the soul.” But for many, confession is an abstract idea that isn’t part of their daily lives. Many associate confession exclusively with a person speaking to a priest […]

Is the law still relevant to believers in Jesus?

Romans 6:15 says Christians are not under law but under grace. Galatians 3:23-25 says after faith has come, we are no longer under the law as a tutor. Is the law still relevant to believers in Jesus? If so, in what ways?   According to Christ and the apostles, the law of God remains relevant […]

If I’ve fallen away before, should I question my salvation now?

Many years ago — young, naive, ignorant — I was baptized to please my husband’s family. I was a believer, but I didn’t realize fully what baptism meant. As time went on, I fell away and sinned terribly. Years later my husband and I were re­baptized into the church. Now I have become con­cerned about […]

Are there levels of sin, one greater than another?

Are there levels of sin, one greater than another? People sometimes say that all sins are the same in God’s sight, and there is some truth in that. All sins are the same in that they violate the revealed will of God, generating true guilt. All sins lead to death, unless confessed and forgiven in […]

Do Christians sin a little everyday?

Recently, our church spoke of con­fession of sin as a continual experience for the Christian. Is it true that the most godly and trust­ing people sin a little every day? It all depends on how we think of sin. If sin is mostly an outward violation of the great moral laws of God (see 1 […]