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The Unbreakable Seal of the Holy Spirit

The Ancient Wax Seal In ancient times, people placed wax seals on letters, scrolls and important document containers. Each seal featured a personal mark pressed into it, unique and distinct to the person who prepared the document. Only the…

Episode 95: Could David Lose His Salvation?

Some allege that a person may relinquish his salvation through acts of blatant, persistent sin. For evidence, they sometimes point to the Old Testament example of King David when he prayed, in Psalm 51:11, “Do not take your Holy Spirit from…

Could David Lose His Salvation?

Some allege that a person may relinquish his salvation through acts of blatant, persistent sin. For evidence, they sometimes point to the Old Testament example of King David. What was David's sin? He committed adultery with a woman named Bathsheba,…

Born Again at Two Years Old

In a recent post, I emphasized the importance of encouraging children to cultivate a personal walk with God. In the opening lines, I mentioned in passing that I was born again at 2 years old. One reader expressed doubts about this statement,…

The Doctrine of Salvation

Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand…

Episode 40: When Christ Died

Have you taken time recently to reflect upon the amazing significance of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross? When Jesus died, He performed the greatest rescue effort of all time. Pause for a moment to consider the powerful truth of…

When Jesus Died

Have you ever experienced a life-threatening moment when you almost died or nearly faced serious injury or loss? Sometime around 2005, I was driving my 1995 Ford Escort station wagon home from a morning of seminary lectures, from northwest Milwaukee…

Episode 39: When I Don't Confess My Sin

What happens when I don't confess my sin? What does it mean to confess my sin? And if I am a born-again child of God, do I need to confess my sin? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller for a quick, helpful look at these very important Bible questions. For…

What Happens When I Don't Confess My Sins?

A friend asked me a very important question yesterday. What happens if I don't confess my sin? Statements like Matthew 6:12 and 1 John 1:9 speak to born again children of God primarily. So Christians should confess their sins? Yes, we should. But…

Episode 36: The Warning Passages of Hebrews

The book of Hebrews gives severe warnings to believers to remain faithful to our profession of faith in Christ. Do they also teach that unfaithfulness will cause our relationship with Christ to end? If not, what is the better way to understand…