Welcome to SolaScripturaToday!

SolaScripturaToday is devoted to the exposition and defense of the Word of God.

I have learned over the last nearly 50 years that the Bible is not truly honored by those who claim to fear and revere the Lord's name and Word. Instead, where there should be sound, solid exposition there is religious "fluff", entertainment or humanistic side-stepping around what the Scripture teaches—in favor of anything else, as long as it brings in contributors and/or makes people "feel good about themselves".

Here, you'll find detailed Bible exposition as well as biblical analysis, critique and rebuttals of those who claim to be "Christian" and "devoted to the Bible" but are, in reality, opposed to it and distort it at every opportunity.

By design, the articles on my site are not "light reading"; they demand careful reflection.

It is likely that as you read and consider the Bible exposition on this site you'll come to the same conclusion that I have: the "Christian" church in America is in real trouble and bears essentially no resemblance to the pattern for the Body of Christ set forth in the Scripture; this has been its testimony for generations. Like the ancient church in Ephesus, the modern church has "left [its] first love", the Lord Christ. (Eph 2.4)

At this time there are five main categories (as shown in the left column):
Ecclesiology, Eschatology, Theology, History and Of Interest

 

Complete and in final edits. Will be posted in the next few days.
Backsliding? Or ...

The Scriptures consistently present two main categories of people: those who truly know the LORD and are known by Him (the saved), and everyone else (the lost).

However, the question which must be asked is:

"If there are only these two categories in the Bible, why is it common that so-called 'Christians' maintain a third category, the backslider (sometimes called the "carnal Christian")?"

The answer is, "It is common because most 'Christians' today are either grossly ignorant of the Bible (best case) or actively deny the truth of the Bible (worst case)."

The hellish notion of "backsliding" is a futile attempt to salve a guilty conscience: a person claims to be a Christian yet lives a life essentially devoid of the true fruit of the genuine Christian life. They live without real hope, and in constant contradiction, since their lives are a sham.

As the Scripture says:

2 Tim 2.19
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”

The Lord Christ will not be fooled by the empty profession of faith and mechanistic religious works (Isa 29.13):

Mat 7.20-23
So then, you will know them by their fruits.

Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.

This article will detail from the Scripture the true nature of sin, repentance and salvation in the Lord Christ. It also deals with the topic of the divine disciple of Christians.

It will be clearly seen that to be a backslider is to be lost with no hope of heaven.