God uses humans to execute his plan

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

We started publishing these weekly articles on Shoalsinsider a little under a year ago, to address this pointed question: “Where is God in all of the turmoil going on in the world?” “Why does God not come down from His throne in heaven, and do something about all […]

Religion has cheated us out of our stuff

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

In my lessons both here and elsewhere, I often make the point that religious tradition has robbed much of the church of our rich inheritance in Christ. If we are heirs of Abraham, God and Christ (Romans 8:17; Galatians 3:29; Hebrews 1:2), and according to Scripture that […]

WE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW BUT UNDER GRACE

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

 

Christians are righteous, pure, holy, light, cleansed, sanctified, etc. because we are not under the Old Testament law, but under grace. Two totally opposite systems. Romans 6:14—Sin will not have dominion over you [Christians]: For [the simple reason that] you are not under the law, but […]

Be you holy in all manner of lifestyle

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Scripture says we believers are righteous, pure, holy, light, cleansed, sanctified! The opposite of those godly characteristics describes the devil’s spiritual offspring. 1 John 3:8-9—He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was […]

What is God’s Character?

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

I invite you to think along with me about this righteousness subject. In John 8:44, Jesus said those whose spiritual father is the devil will carry out the will of their father the devil. He is a liar and murderer. And those religious people Christ was addressing proved […]

In Christ we are the very righteousness of God

 

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

We Christians are what God says we are, not what the world or religion says we are. Remember that piling up term I used in the previous article. Of course, the world basically discounts the modern church. But one reason the world does so is that, while […]

Preachers and teachers will be held accountable

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

In Ephesians 4:11-16, Paul revealed God’s established ministry system for the entirety of this church dispensation. That New Testament ministry pattern was meant to remain intact until Jesus returns. How do I know that? Well, for one thing, Jesus Christ does not lie, and He does not take […]

Every thought, word and action, will be taken into account

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

When we Christian believers stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ to be judged, based upon the way we have lived our lives in this evil age, by what universal standard will Christ judge us to determine our rewards or losses (Romans 14:10-12, 2 Corinthians 5:10-11)? How we […]

CRAIG: The weapons of our warfare are not carnal 

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Let us consider the actual predicament of the human race. The creation of Adam and Eve was miraculous. From dirt to man, and from part of the man a woman. A spirit being, the devil (fallen Lucifer) lured those two into rebellion against God. Their rebellion sprang from […]

Ron Craig: Wrong tracks go to wrong places

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Many modern church members claim to be Christians, but at the same time question many of the plain doctrines of the Bible. And that raises this question in my mind: On what do they base their Christianity? Outside the Bible Truths about what Jesus Christ purchased for […]

CRAIG: God was in Christ and Still Is!!!

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

You who have followed these articles consistently may remember how they started out. The first one was based on the question of where God is in all the turmoil in this fallen world. You will likely also remember the Bible answer to that question—Exactly where He said He […]

Ron Craig: Clothe ourselves with HIS victory

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Before we get to the meat of today’s lesson, I need to ask a very important question. Why do human beings (even many Christians) automatically question the plain truths of many Bible passages? It is as though they are programmed to automatically take sides against God’s indisputable Word […]

Our old sinful nature has been rendered ineffective

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Forgiveness of sins, yes! But, much more than that! Change of nature—our nature! Theologians have thrown us a curve on that issue (plus a lot of other issues as well). I will deal with some of those other most important biblical issues later on. The amount of […]

Old things have passed away

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

I am not going to get into a theological discussion, using deep theological terms, as most theologians and many church pastors often do. I am not out to impress you with how smart I am (ha, ha). One of the great needs of the modern church is […]

Being born again, we are NOT who we used to be

Christian Author and Pastor Ron Craig

Since all of the benefits of the New Testament (God’s LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT) were invested in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, which has been SAFELY DEPOSITED in heaven (on the altar in the Holy of Holies—Hebrews 9:12), they cannot be altered in any way. No […]