“The Simplicity and The Complexity of The Gospel”

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Cor. 2:2) A couple of things that amaze me in these words of the Apostle Paul are his emphasis and priority on the firm knowledge and understanding of God’s gospel in Christ, and how he concedes in the pursuit ofContinue reading ““The Simplicity and The Complexity of The Gospel””

Ang Ating Araw-araw na Pangangailangan sa Ebanghelyo

“We need to hear the gospel every day of our lives.” Ang Diyos ay banal, tayo ay makasalanan. Lumabag tayo sa Kanyang kautusan sa isip, puso, salita, at gawa, at nahaharap sa Kanyang poot at kaparusahan. Ang hinihingi Niya ay ganap na kabayaran sa ating pagkakautang at ganap na pagsunod sa Kanyang kautusan, na hindiContinue reading “Ang Ating Araw-araw na Pangangailangan sa Ebanghelyo”

Ano ang Dapat kong Gawin para Maligtas?

Tanong: Ano ang dapat kong gawin para maligtas? Ang sagot ng lumang ebanghelyo ay ito: manampalataya sa Panginoong Jesucristo. Karagdagang tanong: Ano ang ibig sabihin ng maniwala o manamapalataya sa Panginoong Jesucristo? Ito ang sagot: Ito ay nangangahulugan ng pagkakilala sa sarili bilang isang makasalanan, at si Kristo ay namatay para sa mga makasalanan; pag-abandonaContinue reading “Ano ang Dapat kong Gawin para Maligtas?”

What Must I Do to be Saved?

To the question: what must I do to be saved? The old gospel replies: believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. To the further question: what does it mean to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ? Its reply is: it means knowing oneself to be a sinner, and Christ to have died for sinners; abandoning allContinue reading “What Must I Do to be Saved?”

Fashioning a Golden Calf

Reading the many ridiculous things that the Israelites said and done throughout their journey towards the Promised Land, I cannot help myself from exclaiming “What is wrong with these people?!” Never had I heard of a larger group suffering from short-term memory loss. A few hours of hunger, thirst, or exhaustion had already made themContinue reading “Fashioning a Golden Calf”

The Fundamental Principles of Witnessing

Yesterday, our outreach’s Year-End Thanksgiving message centered on the importance of witnessing shared by Ptr. Allan Lopez. Here are the lessons and my notes: Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news. If we are silent and wait until the morning light, punishment willContinue reading “The Fundamental Principles of Witnessing”

Ang Ebanghelyo ni Hesu-Kristo

Maraming Kristiyano, simbahan, at organisasyon ang madalas na gumagamit ng salitang ebanghelyo upang ilarawan ang kanilang mga paniniwala. Ang mga teolohikal na kontrobersya ay naganap at nangyayari tungkol sa kahulugan ng ebanghelyo at kung sino ang nangangaral nito nang tapat. Ano ang ibig sabihin ng pamilyar na salitang ebanghelyo? Ang pinakamabuting paraan para sagutin angContinue reading “Ang Ebanghelyo ni Hesu-Kristo”

Christ was Buried

One of the most neglected accounts of Christ’s work is the fact that He was buried. Christ’s burial is proof that He truly died, which in turn proves the validity of His resurrection! For this reason, it was important for the early Church to affirm Christ’s burial. For I delivered to you as of firstContinue reading “Christ was Buried”

Christ, the Lamb

Although the metaphor of a lamb certainly suggests the gentleness and meekness of Christ’s demeanor, this is not its primary significance. In light of the historical background, the picture of Christ as the “Lamb” points primarily to Him as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of His people. OLD TESTAMENT SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM: Exodus 29:38-39 offeredContinue reading “Christ, the Lamb”

Christ, Our Sacrifice

Men nowadays hate the idea of sacrifice. Paul Wells observes this when he writes, “Blood-sacrifice is repugnant to modern man and had long been the object of scorn on the part of critics of Christianity” (Wells 121). But it is central for the Christian faith because of the revelation God has given us and howContinue reading “Christ, Our Sacrifice”