Entries by Christian Prando

Advent Fixes What Is Broken

Could you get any more graphic, more specific, more all-inclusive words than these? “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5, ESV). It’s clear from Genesis 6:5, and it’s clear if you watch the […]

A Transaction Makes the Kingdom Personal

“And from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Matthew 13:44b   Some believers feel uncomfortable about the parables we have been considering, thinking they teach salvation can be bought. But Scripture always teaches that salvation is completely free. Salvation is “bought” only in the sense that […]

New Birth – John 3.9-13

Ever since the original transgression of Adam and Eve in Genesis, all of mankind has been born with a sinful nature, and our sin creates a chasm separating us from our holy, perfect God. To be able to commune with Him, we must be born again, which is the way we receive a new nature, […]