Does the Thief on the Cross Prove that Salvation is by Faith Alone?

St. Dismas (aka The Thief on the Cross, The Good Thief) Introduction “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom!” With these words, one of the two thieves who hung in crucifixion with Jesus was saved as he was promised by our Lord: “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with me in…

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Born Again by Water and Spirit

Introduction How are people born again? This question was prompted when Jesus made a mysterious comment to a Pharisee named Nicodemus: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) When Nicodemus expressed his confusion, Jesus gave what might seem like an even more cryptic reply:…