Experience Jesus

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

Saved by Grace: An Introduction

“Saved by Grace” is a popular Christian statement. It sounds Biblical, and it is. But what is the meaning of this statement? What does it mean to be saved? To many, this claim just means that a person goes to heaven, because this person believes in Jesus. That is at least what I thought about it for many years. However, after studying and struggling with what the Bible says about this, I have come to new insights. Read More

Jesus’ Suffering: Why?

Jesus suffered to save us. But what was his sufferings all about? Before I want to answer that question, I first want to show what the problem was. When we understand this, we will beter understand what the reason for Jesus’ suffering was and why he suffered in the way he did. Let’s start by looking at how the original situation was when God created everything. Read More

A couple of years ago, I was in Egypt. When I was in Egypt, I visited several Coptic churches and cathedrals. Although I do not agree with all the aspects of their tradition and doctrines, I found something rather interesting. Read More