Experience Jesus

In What About Spiritual Warfare? I wrote that it is important to realize that we as Christians are part in a spiritual war. This is really important indeed and we should we be watchful and pray, so we can resist the Enemy at the day of evil. I will explain another important aspect of resisting the Enemy using the following passage from the Bible. Read More

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. ~ John 15,16 ~

Bearing fruit means that you disciple other people who are born again. Just as Jesus was sent into the world and bore fruit through discipling the Twelve. Many Christians are not really bearing a lot of fruit. They know the Bible, but are not able to help others to get born again. There might be several reasons for this, but I think that having the wrong focus is the main reason. Read More

I have mentioned often that baptism is very important. Through baptism we break with our old life. As I wrote in What has Baptism to do with Circumcision?, we bury our old life through baptism and it it no longer part of us. That is why it is so powerful, because through this, we can live free from the bondage of sin. However, this can raise the question: what if someone sins again? Does that person need to get baptized again? Read More

In God’s Guidance to Get Baptized I wrote about how I grew up with the idea that baptism was the sign of the New Covenant. This idea was supported by the teaching that baptism replaced circumcision. Circumcision was the Jewish sign of the covenant between God and the descendants of Abraham. However, there is no reference in the New Testament to baptism as the sign of the New Covenant. Still, there is a relation between baptism and circumcision and it is very strong! Read More