Christian Teachings Revisited

By Jun P. Espina | Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 10:37 am

christian-teachings-revisitedThis book, Christian Teachings Revisited, covers familiar but crucial and decisive topics such as the salvation of our souls and the future of the saved ones in Christ after the Millennium. I don’t expect those non-religious and atheists around to have a little interest in this paper but I considered them nevertheless in writing this book. Its subtitle reflects this commitment: “32 Christ-Uplifting Chapters for Both the Truth-Seekers and the Skeptics.” The skeptics and atheists are welcome to benefit or attack (as they please!) this material. What is important is that this humble author wrote this work with both the truth-seekers and atheists in his mind and heart. For Christ taught that “the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

I met a musician who experienced a rocky relationship with his wife who demanded more financial support from him. He became popular but had fewer demands for his musical genius as he lived in a poor province comprising impoverished municipalities. It’s just like Beethoven among very poor people who couldn’t afford the price for classical music. This guy was a former cult member (playing music with his group regularly) but God touched him and got saved after I shared with him the gospel. Biblical Christian teachings are just so true, relevant, and powerful that they could change even the lives of hardened sinners and skeptics. This paper intends to expound the Word of God to all anti-Christians.

For the believers, this material starts with Christian teachings on immortality. I wrote in the first chapter:

“GOD GIVES US eternal life; He has reasoned that He will. ‘[B]ecause I live,’ taught Christ, ‘you will also live.’ Even the unbelievers have commented that if God exists, then man will have immortality based on His nature. ‘Since the Enlightenment,’ wrote William Lane Craig, ‘when he threw off the shackles of religion, man has tried to answer these questions [why, who am I?] without reference to God. But the answers that came back were not exhilarating, but dark and terrible. ‘You are the accidental by-product of nature, a result of matter plus time plus chance. There is no reason for your existence. All you face is death. Modern man thought that when he had gotten rid of God, he had freed himself from all that repressed and stifled him. Instead, he discovered that in killing God, he had also killed himself. For if there is no God, then man’s life becomes absurd.'”

christian-teachings-revisitedThe Globalists—the Luciferians—aim to establish a one-world government and religion. I commented heavily on this matter in my book, The Biblical Blueprint to Keep the Family. These very powerful wicked families who are now controlling the world wanted to brainwash all people to believe black is white or white is black. From this method, they could somehow wipe out the family institution and the Christian religion. What is the Globalists’ religion? The Internet says, Luciferianism. Since the devil is the father of lies, according to Jesus (John 8:44), they rammed the Evolution Theory down people’s throats as scientific when it is not. Some people’s advocacy for Evolution is more religious than scientific. It is the religion of the atheists. Using global mainstream media, the Globalists (the Illuminati) succeeded in deceiving the world with all kinds of deceit from Evolution Theory down to climate change. Wokeism, socialism, LGBTQ, gender dysphoria, government’s control of the children, radical Islam is acceptable, Communism, Open Borders, divorce, abortion, and the U.S. Democrats—from all these, if you connect the dots, you will find the Globalists’ imprint! This paper, Christian Teachings Revisited, aims to help shield the believers from “the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Eph. 6:16)

This material touches on other topics as the spiritual stability of the born-again Christian and his assurance of salvation. We always emphasize the phrase “born-again Christians” since not all Christians have the indwelling of Christ’s Spirit. (Rom. 8:9) Getting baptized permits the unbelievers to become members of the Bible-preaching church. They can get the “Christian” label easily. That is why Paul said:

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test? (2 Cor. 13:5)

Some Christians are spiritually insecure because they are not real believers. You will hear Christ from their mouths while in their hearts they are doubting their own Christian teachings. From Chapter 15 of this paper (concerning spiritual stability!), I discussed the following:

What is spiritual stability? This query seems unimportant for the unsaved floods of people. They don’t have time for the God of the Bible—not till hunger, disease, or the mystery of death breaks through their lives!
Their obsession with the cares of this life deceives them to love themselves more than God. Hence, they couldn’t see the things beyond the flesh wall of their beings. They could only see the beautiful creatures they are. They could only see their attractive eyes in the mirror but have no interest at all in who’s behind their eyes’ magical powers to see and to fall into sleep. The less spiritual they are, the more passionately blind they can be to their Creator—to the Almighty Designer of their form and sinews—of their mysterious and only-God-knows nervous and digestive systems!
Without understanding the truths in the Scriptures, the unbelievers and rejecters of Christ tend to fence their inborn urge to know more of the spiritual side of their nature. Unbelievers love to be lured and trapped religiously rather than to face the solemn truth that we are a part of God; that our souls belong to Him, and that we have the full responsibility for our eternal future according to His sacred Word.
Dark is the deception course of the unsaved multitudes. It is like the brainwashing of oneself to be non-male, and the fighting off God’s appointed gender. The silliest of all forms of homosexual self-deception is the Caitlyn Jenner masculine courage to become a woman. Spiritual blindness always involves the fearlessness to reject the whole divine truth!

Born-again Christians, to the contrary, have spiritual stability. I wrote on page 175 in the book concerning the sketch of the life of the spiritually unstable:

Spiritual instability, thus, is one’s failure to hear “these words of mine, and acts upon them” — since you can find spiritual nourishment, stability, and steadfastness in Christ. He is surely the only Source of man’s spiritual strength and power!

The bottom line, to live a secure and stable life spiritually, is to trust Jesus and to give our all to Him.

I intend to share other topics discussed in this book, Christian Teachings Revisited, in my next posts.

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About Jun P. Espina

Jun P. Espina loves nature, music, painting, and poetry but couldn’t find inner joy during his first 27 years of life. After his father’s death, he taught in college and met religious friends who couldn’t satisfy his search for meaning. In 1984, he got converted to the biblical Christian faith. He married his girlfriend, Virgie, the following year—God blessed them with three children—and served Christ as a believer in different spaces of the Christian ministry. After over 30 years of orthodox Christianity, he wrote few Christian eBooks in his home in Davao City. Sometimes his four little grandchildren played with their smartphones by his side.



      

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