For God So Loved the World by Tiffany Root & Kirk VandeGuchte
The sword of Christ is His very own words. We read that Jesus wields a double-edged sword. One edge is the truth by which we are saved, the other edge is the same word (truth) by which we are condemned. There is no middle ground; the lukewarm are not saved. Either we follow His Word or we don’t. Either we are fully committed or not. What we think doesn’t really matter with regard to being saved. It’s only by His way that it can happen, and we are not in a position to negotiate or change the rules. We only decide one way or the other – will we follow Him or not?
What does John 3:16 really mean, and how does it fit in with election, predestination, Calvinism, and free will? Take this journey with us as we delve into what it means that “God so loved the world.”
The Bait of Satan by John Bevere – an excellent book on forgiveness and offense.