Holding to Truth

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

Have You Received the Double Cure?

Christ—”The Rock of Ages” “Rock of Ages,” the famous hymn by Augustus Toplady (1740-1778), speaks of a “double cure.” This “double cure” saves us for our two-fold problem with God. Have you received such a “double cure”? Before you answer the question, let’s consider this hymn and what it’s referring to. The first stanza of

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How to Have Faith? Receiving the Spirit and Supplying the Spirit by the Hearing of Faith

“So faith comes out of hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Rom. 10:17) A thoughtful reader of my previous post—“How to Have Faith? 12 Action Verbs to Fill You with Faith”—recently asked, “Do these points apply to non-Christians or more so to Christians looking to strengthen their faith? An unbelieving student I met

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6 Reasons for a Believer to be Baptized

I believe that many a new believer in Christ has hesitated to be baptized because of a lack of understanding of what baptism really means and what purpose it serves. You might say, “Since I have already believed in Christ, isn’t that good enough? Why do I also need to be baptized? What useful purpose

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How Shepherding in Psalm 23 will Bring the Lord Back

This week I enjoyed in a fresh way how Christ’s shepherding in Psalm 23 completes God’s economy. Our Lord’s shepherding is not merely for our personal comforting in times of trial or sorrow. Rather, it is the vital link between Christ’s first and second coming. Shepherding will bring the Lord back. “God’s economy, ” in brief,

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Preparing “Our Camera”—Our Faith—to “Photograph” the Scenery of Grace

In my last post I pointed out that holding to truth in love can be likened to photography. I also introduced twelve action verbs that describe how we can apply our “camera of faith” to the “scenery of grace.” This scenery is the divine truth, the reality of “the faith.” It is by practicing these

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How to Have Faith? 12 Action Verbs to Fill You with Faith

“Holding to truth in love” focuses on our present experience and enjoyment of the divine realities revealed in God’s word.  In this post, I’ll introduce twelve action verbs that describe how we can be actively engaged in “holding to truth.”  The practice of these twelve words will also fill you with faith. To illustrate, we

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Why I Changed My Blog Name to “Holding to Truth in Love”

Good blogging is both an art and a science. It requires the feeling and expression of an artist and the mentality and analysis of a scientist. As artists, we’re painting verbal pictures that hopefully attract our readers into an appreciation for our field of learning. As scientists, we’re continually researching and experimenting to find more

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3 Simple Prayers to Usher You into the Divine Romance

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.”(S.S. 1:2) The deep thought of the Bible is that God desires to have a romantic relationship with man. From Adam and Eve in the garden (Gen. 2:18-23) to the Lamb and His wife, the New Jerusalem (Rev. 19:7;

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The Divine Romance—Revealing the Deeper Significance of the Book of Romans

In my most recent post, I concluded by introducing the consideration of how we may become the precious materials for the building of the New Jerusalem today.  That is, we may become this miraculous structure of treasure by daily partaking of God the Father’s divine nature (2 Pet. 1:4), daily enjoying God the Son’s life-secreting

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Genesis 2, 1 Corinthians 3 and Revelation 21-22—Enjoying God to Build with Precious Materials

In my previous post I  addressed the mistaken concept among many people that the eternal destiny of the people of God is to go to a physical heavenly mansion. Such a misconception results in a serious misaiming in our living today. In this post, I will focus on three passages—Genesis 2, 1 Corinthians 3 and

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