Entries by Jim Butler

A Necessary Distinction

The doctrines of justification and sanctification are both necessary components of the Christian faith. There is no such thing as a justified but unsanctified sinner and no such thing as a sanctified but unjustified sinner. Both are essential.

The Judgment of the Sheep and the Goats (Mt 25:31-46)

The question of good works and the final judgment is one that often perplexes the people of God. The teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25 is relevant as it is a clear statement of the judgment of the sheep and the goats. There are several reasons why the traditional, Protestant understanding of justification by faith […]

Regeneration

You Must Be Born Again – What must you do to be born again? In North America, many people make the unbiblical distinction between “Christian” and a “born-again Christian.” The Bible teaches that if a man is not born again, he is not a Christian at all. In John 3, a man named Nicodemus questioned […]

The Resurrection of Christ – Are you ready?

At the heart of the Christian gospel are the truths of Christ crucified and Christ resurrected. Jesus came into the world to save sinners – to reconcile God and man through His atoning sacrifice. Christ was the sinner’s substitute on Calvary to suffer the wrath and punishment of God in the place of