Quotes of Author: Richard-phillips
Denominations allow us to have organizational unity where we have full agreement and allow us to have spiritual unity with other denominations, since we are not forced to argue our way to perfect agreement but can accept our differences of opinion on secondary matters.
Reference: The Church, P&R Publishing, 2004, p. 27.
Faith involves knowledge, assent, and trust. We must know the biblical facts concerning Jesus Christ; we must believe them to be true; and on that belief we must commit ourselves to Jesus in trusting reliance.
Reference: Assured by God, ed. Burk Parsons, P&R, 2006, p. 79. Used by Permission.
If Christ’s death fully paid the penalty for everyone’s sins – irrespective of faith or unbelief – it is impossible that these sins could be punished again in the court of a just God. That the Bible so clearly promises God’s vengeful judgment on the sins of unbelievers proves that Christ did not die for their sins.
Reference: Assured by God, ed. Burk Parsons, P&R, 2006, p. 75. Used by Permission.
We are bound to follow the apostles’ teaching to examine our faith, but we must do so remembering that while our strongest faith is unable to save us, the weakest faith in Christ grasps a mighty Savior in whom we may rest our souls.
Reference: Assured by God, ed. Burk Parsons, P&R, 2006, p. 84. Used by Permission.