Of what value are the basics of our faith to us if they do not show up in our conduct? Throughout the Bible we are exhorted to aspire towards the virtuous life, the Christlike life. Should it be any other way?
A basic and essential teaching of the Bible for all believers is the return of Christ. The idea of Jesus’ imminent return held a special place in the hearts of the early Christians and should do the same for us.
God has assured those who love Jesus Christ and seek His will in all things that they will be with Him after this life, forever. For the true Christian this assurance is not a matter of guesswork but promised.
The Holy Spirit is every bit of God as the Father and the Son Jesus Christ. He, as the Father, has remained unseen to the human eye. He is the invisible bodily presence of Jesus Christ on earth till Christ returns.
Every believer must learn what Scripture has to say about the enemy of man’s soul and man’s life. Christ made it clear that we have a fierce enemy in the spiritual realm who attacks us on earth, but he is beatable.