We are drawing to the end of a time the Jewish calendar refers to as the “Days of Awe,” that ten-day period that begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Festival of Trumpets, and ends with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. From the blast of the ram’s horn last Wednesday evening until it sounds again before sundown this Saturday, the people of Israel have been called to focus on repentance from sin. But most Jews—indeed, most people—are unclear about what is meant by sin. Nor are we very comfortable speaking of sin and repentance—and so the days between the two holidays are often neglected or ignored.
by Rocco T
I know the title and even things I am about to say will shock, upset and get certain individuals angry. So let’s tackle an issue that has been on my mind for awhile. There are some out there that believe and teach that all you have to do in order to be saved is to believe Jesus died for your sins and after you believe that, you can never lose your salvation. In other words, that person who just believed in Jesus can now go out and live his life in however sinful way he can imagine and he is still saved.