About

A short description will suffice for now.  My first experience in “blogging” was a news blog covering everything from local items in Hot Springs, Arkansas to current events that are shaping world history.  I found that I didn’t have adequate time to cover even the local news as I would have liked.  Because I enjoyed the blogging experience, this is an effort to keep my toes in the water.

Chris Reimers

If you want to contact me, my personal email is:

chrisreimers@cablelynx.com

12 Responses to About

  1. davin says:

    hi, i used one of your pictures in one of my picture quotes. here’s my website. If you don’t like me using it, please let me know so I can take it down.

    thank you.

    davinmeetsworld.tumblr.com

    • Chris says:

      Hi davin,
      I have no idea where I got this picture. I posted it before I was aware of copyright laws. I think I got it at Bing Images. I checked your site and I have no problem with how you used the picture, but then I guess it’s not my permission to give.

      God bless…

  2. Hi Chris,

    I noticed your comments on Pearl’s Blog.. and from what I see, we must agree theologically. I also see you have put my Blog on your blogroll.

    I was commenting on Pearl’s article — but R&R the Calvinist Lordship guy has carried it on too far and seems to be taking advantage of Pearl.

    I have just subscribed to your blog and am looking forward to your posts.

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

    • Chris says:

      Hi Jack,

      So glad you looked me up. I was very interested in the “conversation” on your blog about the “Lordship” topic. I was planning a study on the issue myself, but a personal issue took most of the time I use for blogging from me.

      It shouldn’t take someone with a P.H.D. to understand God’s message of salvation. God designed it for the simplest of us.

      I love the story in Matthew 18 about the “greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” The disciples were at it again and Jesus had to set them straight by calling a child to come before them. Anyone with a boastful spirit need only read the next four verses and take heed (18:3-6).

      I didn’t study the Lordship issue hard enough to see if we line up theologically.

      As I recall, you seemed to line up on the no frills “without the extra cheese” message of salvation. You were on the “simple gospel presentation” side, as opposed to having to reach a certain intellectual (or behavioral) status for it to be understood or attained.

      At least, that was my take on parts that I read. I appreciated what I believed was your (correct me if I’m wrong) unwavering stand on the simple gospel.

      Unfortunately, we all act like the disciples did in Matt. 18. We want to know who the greatest is. This is why the Bible should be our primary source and not books detailing salvation containing hundreds of pages written by men.

      I didn’t study the nuances (subtle differences) of the “Lordship” issue that you spent quite a bit of your time on. I appreciate someone who obviously takes the Gospel as seriously as you do.

      Subtle differences can have huge implications.

      “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”

      If I were a betting man, I would guess that the downtrodden have a greater understanding of the kind of trust Jesus is speaking of in this verse compared with those achieving to the highest levels of schooling.

      God’s blessings…

  3. Thanks Chris,

    I was raised in a religion that never mentioned the Gospel and its simplicity. No one ever asked me to trust Jesus Christ as my Savior — that is until I was 35 years old. That good news made sense.. no frills, no extra cheese, etc.

    For salvation, just God’s Grace, faith alone in Christ alone — nothing more.

    I notice from your links you must be a Nazarene, so since I know your organization’s statement of faith, and if you believe it, we would certainly have some differences theologically.

    But thanks for your note and I will be reading your posts.

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

    • Chris says:

      Yes, Jack, we will certainly have some differences theologically and it’s not because I’m a Nazarene. I’m a Christian and I’ve yet to meet two who agreed on everything.

      I’m not a member of any local “church.” I consider myself to be a member of THE church of Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod at a time when the teaching there was generally Biblically sound and backed by: Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Sola Scriptura. Unless I’m feeling sick, I try attend church weekly. Currently, I am going two places. One is the First Free Will Baptist Church of Hot Springs. I attend there because the pastor is one of the few pastors in our city willing to stick his neck out for Godly principles and his congregation supports him. I consider him a good friend. I worked with him on several projects before I ever attended his church. I attend the other church, Village Bible Church, because my son likes the pastor’s sermons and I do, too. He is a very good teacher preacher. The church is a member of the EFCA. I have seen no signs at this church of strange doctrines that have infiltrated some EFCA churches. It is an elderly congregation, and I don’t think they would allow such nonsense. (I was a member of this church until a family member could no longer attend due to illness. The story is too long to share here).

      I haven’t taken a position on “once saved, always saved” and if I don’t before I die I don’t think it will affect my salvation.

      Maybe you saw the picture on my blog of the Nazarene church where we pounded crosses into the lawn to represent the number of babies aborted in the USA since 1973. The pastor of that church is another one of the few pastors I’ve met, and I’ve talked with many of the 230 in our county, who is unwilling to water down God’s Word because he’s concerned with attendance. I respect him highly although I don’t know all that the Nazarene’s statement of faith says.

      I know quite a few local Church leaders because of several projects done cooperatively on the subjects of abortion, homosexuality, and gambling. It is hard to find a man in the pulpit these days who wants to serve instead of being served. Quite honestly, I find it fairly easy to separate the former from the latter. When pastors were asked to help fight the placement of a casino in our city, only five were brave enough to speak out against it. The Nazarene pastor was the leader of the five and he put up an admirable fight. The election was lost by a small percentage of votes. Promises made to city residents have already been broken by casino owners.

      On the main thing we are in agreement: For salvation, just God’s Grace, faith alone in Christ alone — nothing more.

      God’s blessings…

  4. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your comment and detailed explanation. But, I am deeply concerned about your statement:

    “I haven’t taken a position on “once saved, always saved” and if I don’t before I die I don’t think it will affect my salvation.”

    Thus, you are saying, in effect, that you don’t believe Jesus’ promise of everlasting/eternal life, that he did not do enough on the cross to save you “always.” I assume then that you feel that there is something you can do or not do that would sever an eternal relationship with Jesus Christ. Please correct me if I am wrong and explain.

    “Once saved, always saved” is exactly what eternal life is. And Jesus Christ Himself said:

    “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” John 10:28

    That word “any” is the Greek word “tis” and means, “some or any person or object, a (kind of), any (man, thing, any thing at all), certain (thing), whatsoever, whomsoever.”

    That means there is no way you, nor anyone else, can take you out of God’s hand once you are secure in Him:
    “And be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:” Philippians 3:9

    Chris, if you truly have trusted Jesus Christ alone as your Savior, believing He died for YOUR sins, rose again for your justification and is living today.. the Bible says you may KNOW (without doubt) you are always saved, eternally secure — and have eternal life.

    This is one of many really assuring verses in God’s Word.. which I pray you will believe — and KNOW:
    “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13

    Chris I plead with you to trust in Jesus Christ alone for your eternity and to understand that ETERNAL is indeed eternal — without end, guaranteed by Jesus Christ Himself.

    In Jesus Christ eternally, Jack

    • Chris says:

      Hi Jack,

      I appreciate your concern but I think you have put words into my mouth.

      You stated:

      “Thus, you are saying, in effect, that you don’t believe Jesus’ promise of everlasting/eternal life, that he did not do enough on the cross to save you “always.”

      I don’t understand what this statement has to do with the subject. I certainly do believe Jesus’ promise of everlasting/eternal life and that he did enough on the cross to save me always.

      Your next statement enters the free will/determinism arena:

      You stated:

      “I assume then that you feel that there is something you can do or not do that would sever an eternal relationship with Jesus Christ..”

      You once again make an incorrect assumption. What is our part in Salvation? What is it that we can and cannot do? I believe in the fullness of the following passage.

      “All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” – John 6:37

      I am well aware of the “election” verses. I am also aware of the following verse:

      3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, -1 Timothy 2:3-5

      Thus, God desires that all men be saved and yet the road is narrow. Free will exists along with election.

      These are the mysteries of God. This is why I take no position at present.

      May I use the words of Mr. Spurgeon regarding John 6:37?

      “Why is it that some of us do not see both sides of God’s revealed truth? We persist in closing one eye; we will not see all that may be seen if we open both our eyes; and, sometimes we get angry with a brother because he can see a little more than we do. I think our text is very much like a stereoscopic picture, for it presents two views of the truth. Both views are correct, for they are both photographed by the same light. How can we bring these two truths together? We get the stereoscope of the Scripture, and looking with both eyes, the two pictures melt into one. God has given us, in His Word, the two pictures of divine truth; but we have not all got the stereoscope properly adjusted to make them melt into one. When we get to heaven, we shall see how all God’s truth harmonizes. If we cannot make these two parts of truth harmonize now, at any rate we must not dare to blot out one of them.”
      -The Sum and Substance of All Theology delivered at Bethesda Chapel, Swansea, on June 25th, 1861

      You stated:

      “Once saved, always saved” is exactly what eternal life is. And Jesus Christ Himself said:
      And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” John 10:28

      I very much agree with John 10:28. However, your words “Once saved, always saved is exactly what eternal life is” is a confusing statement. Eternal life is eternal life.

      John 10:28 is a good verse for those who take your position.

      The verse from Philippians and 1 John have little to do with the issue. Yes, the 1 John verse is quite strong. I know that I have eternal security. I trust in Jesus. I feel I have very little faith and yet, believe that because of what Jesus has done for me, I will see the new heaven and new earth.

      You have made a good argument.

      I’m still not convinced.

      What of these scriptures?

      1 Timothy 4:1 (New King James Version)
      New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

      1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,

      2 Peter 2:20-22 (New King James Version)
      New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

      20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,”[a] and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”

      Hebrews 6:4-6 (New King James Version)
      New King James Version (NKJV)
      Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

      4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they fall away,[a] to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

      Luke 8:13 (New King James Version)
      New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

      13 But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away.

      Colossians 1:21-23 (New King James Version)
      New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

      21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

      Hebrews 3:12-14 (New King James Version)
      New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

      12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

      You stated:

      “Chris, if you truly have trusted Jesus Christ alone as your Savior, believing He died for YOUR sins, rose again for your justification and is living today.. the Bible says you may KNOW (without doubt) you are always saved, eternally secure — and have eternal life.”

      I agree with your statement except for the “always.” I have not come to a conclusion on “Once Saved, Always Saved” at this point and think that such a decision has nothing to do with my salvation.

      In effect, you seem to be saying that my salvation rests upon my believing “Once saved, always saved.” I don’t know many Christians who would agree with you on this point. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

      I look forward to discussing this further when we meet in heaven. Or have another “swing” if you so wish.

      God’s blessings…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is this the Chris Reimers that taught 8the grade at Zion, San Francisco, and entertained the masses with The Country Song?

  6. Thanks for the Reblog. Blessings

  7. Chris says:

    It’s always a pleasure to meet another Christian blogger.

    God’s blessings…

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