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The Wages of Anger

By nature, man is born with a selfishness that says, “I will have my way, and if you’re in my way, I’m going to take you out.” Sin is selfishness. And part of sin is anger that arises when, “I can’t have my way.” This anger can manifest as rage, bitterness, withdrawal, depression, or indifference....

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Two Gospels, or Victory in Jesus?

Today, there are two distinct classes of Christians with two different views of salvation. The first type regards the gospel as salvation from sin. They have renounced sin and hate and dread the thought of sinning even once, because they do not want to grieve Jesus whom they love so much. The other class of...

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No Longer at Enmity with God

Repenting of particular outward sins, while essential, will not make you a Christian. The fountain of wickedness in the inner soul must be dealt with. Have you been totally converted? Does your life show a pattern of victory over sin by the blood of Jesus, or is your Christianity merely empty words?

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The True Gospel in the Early Church and Scripture (Encore)

In this encore presentation, Ray gives a brief historical background of the true doctrine of living without sin before proceeding to Biblical texts. For the first two centuries, the teaching that Christians could live without sin by the power of Jesus Christ, dominated the church. By the third century, the heresy of the sinning Christian...

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Are You Half-Converted?

Are you willing to allow the Holy Spirit to open your mind to the anger towards God you may have in your heart? The only way to be innocent before God is to allow the Holy Spirit to take control of our lives. Will you look to Jesus as your only source of life sustenance?...

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The Love of God

Anger towards God arises because God will not honor what we do in our flesh. We have an innate decision to hate God that is so great that, when we can’t get our own way, we would rather die than submit to God. Yet in his mercy, God gives us enmity towards evil so that...

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The Core of All Sin

Most of us have missed one of the foundational, yet obvious, truths of Scripture. In order to gain an in-depth understanding of righteousness, we must come to terms with the reality that all outward sin results from an inward hatred for God. That hatred flows out of a human heart that says, “I am.” Do...

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Buried Hatred towards God

By nature, all men possess a carnal mind that is characterized by supreme selfishness and enmity with God. Yet the mind of Christ, and those who are in Christ, follows after love and is self-sacrificing and self-denying. Though the carnal mind is a result of voluntary selfishness, it can only be transformed by the presence...

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The Infinite Madness and Blasphemy of Excuses for Sin (Encore)

We are called to walk clean before God by faith in the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. When we make excuses for sin, we are justifying ourselves and blaspheming God. Excuses make repentance impossible. Will you cling to your excuses and blaspheme God, or will you recognize that your own wickedness and unbelief are...

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Tender Ties with Thee

Our relationship with Jesus is made up of tender, intimate ties. These tender feelings spring up when there is an utter giving over of one to the other. Have you let sin cut those tender ties with Jesus and allowed your relationship with him to grow cold or formal? Jesus doesn’t need us to build...