Holding to Truth

holding to truth in love for the building up of the Body of Christ

How You Can Have the Excellency of the Knowledge of Christ

How can you have the excellency of the knowledge of Christ?

As a believer, are you satisfied with your present experience of Christ? Few of us are. But in order to experience and enjoy Him more, we first need the excellency of the knowledge of Christ. Consider the example of the apostle Paul.  It was by having the excellency of the knowledge of Christ that he was able to count all […]

How to be Filled with Real Faith in Jesus Christ

How can you be filled with real faith in Christ?

 Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I have real  faith in Jesus Christ?”  As believers in Christ, we know that the Christian life is a life of faith. Second Corinthians 5:7 tells us clearly, “For we walk by faith not by appearance.” But in our daily life, we often find ourselves sinking on a stormy sea. We’re like Peter who stepped […]

The Difference Between Thanking and Praising the Lord

The difference between thanking and praising the Lord

Have you ever wondered about the difference between thanking and praising the Lord? The Bible talks about both, but it’s easy to combine the two as one. It’s easy to think that they both mean the same thing when actually there’s a difference, and knowing this difference can help us to experience the Lord in […]

The Scientific Way to Drink the Water of Life

The scientific way to drink the water of life

As believers in Christ, we need to see the way to drink the water of life. It’s scientific, that is, it can be tested, again and again. By applying the divine principles revealed in the Bible and presented in this post you can enjoy the thirst-quenching of living water in a normal way–every day. In the Gospel of […]

Podcast: How to Know the Difference Between the Soul and the Spirit

How can you know the difference between your soul and spirit?

  Welcome to this Holding to Truth Podcast! Hi. I’m Tom Smith and in this podcast we’ll be considering one of our favorite topics on this blog: “The Difference Between the Soul and Spirit in the Bible.” Click the link to listen to this podcast. First, I’ll give four reasons why knowing the difference between our soul and our […]

Are You Working Out Your Salvation?

Are you working out your salvation?

“Working out your salvation” is something totally different from working for your salvation. You might ask, “What’s the difference between working out your salvation and working for your salvation? A lot. The first is necessary for every believer. The second is a heresy–a teaching not according to the genuine Christian faith. So let’s consider the difference…

2 Means to Effective Prayer You Can Apply Every Day

2 means to effective prayer you can apply every day

As believers in Christ, we might realize that prayer is our lifeline to God, yet, at the same time, find it difficult to pray. One reason for this frustration might be that we’ve not yet discovered how to apply the two means to effective prayer–the blood and the name of Jesus. As a result we might feel hindered in […]

How the Spirit of Jesus Christ Becomes the Supply for Your Daily Salvation

Salvation through the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ

Have you ever wondered how you can live an overcoming Christian life in the midst of your trying circumstances? The answer is the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. During the apostle Paul’s Roman imprisonment, he uttered these words of assurance that are as full of hope for us today as they were […]

How to Enjoy Jesus Christ as Your Propitiation

  God’s complete salvation is incredibly rich! It’s like a beautiful, multifaceted diamond. “Propitiation” is one of the marvelous facets of the diamond of God’s complete salvation. It is that particular aspect of salvation that shows how Christ took away man’s sin to appease the relationship between man and God. In this post we’ll consider […]

5 Steps to Vitalize Your Bible Reading in the New Year

Bible reading should be more than picking up Scriptural knowledge. It has to bring us in touch with God Himself in His Word. So at the beginning of this new year it’s essential that we renew our vision of how to come to God’s word. This will enable us to have a vital contact with Him through our daily Bible reading. The God-seeking psalmists in […]