Message of the Cross: Travis Bryan III Interview

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by Travis Bryan III

Back to Basics Part 1

  1. The Apostle Paul personifies Sin and also Death.  Sin leads to Death.  Sin is a supernatural demonic spirit that was injected into mankind through Adam in the garden of Eden.  Sin is an unholy spirit that can lord it over, reign over and deceive people.  Rom 5:12; 5:21; 6:12; 6:14; 7:11.
  2. Man cannot overcome Sin by self or human effort.  Man cannot dedicate himself to keep the law and overcome this power of Sin.  The only way Sin can be defeated is through the cross.  A person must die to Sin.  Romans 6.  This death to Sin is accomplished by the person’s faith participation with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.  Rom 6:1-14.
  3. Moses’ law is very counter-productive to to the defeat of Sin in the life of a believer.  The law arouses sinful passions and has the power to cause a baptized person to come back under bondage to the power of Sin.  The Law is a ministry of condemnation and death.  2 Cor 3.  The Christian must personally realize his death to the law, his freedom from the law just as much as he must experience his death to Sin.  Romans 5:20; Rom 7; Rom 8:1-4.
  4. After initial baptism the person must take up the cross and die daily.  This is the same as what Romans 12:1 means when Paul wrote to “present our bodies a living sacrifice.”  To present yourself as a living sacrifice means to walk out into the world and, in faith, present your body to the inevitable Job-like experiences that the devil will bring your way as he did with Job.  Rom 12:1-2 is the key to transformation.

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Author of several enlightening and influential books on subjects ranging from false prophets, end times, the original lie of Satan to mankind, evangelism, last day / end times victory, and the daily walk of an authentic disciple. Todd’s books can be found on BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and on SafeGuardYourSoul.com. His websites include SafeGuardYourSoul.com, GreatCommissionAdventure.com. A former Marine, contracted to NASA, youth pastor, TV show host, Bible College class president, and member of numerous churches throughout the south, by the saving grace of Jesus Christ Todd has and continues to learn to set aside all that involves the philosophies and whims of mere men to follow the King of the kingdom as a simple servant. His sincerity and ability to speak on a variety of topics from a broad and edifying perspective, and with a humble candor, is refreshing. Todd has an obvious understanding that he is nothing without Jesus and yet, by the working of divine grace, his Gospel tracts, articles, Moments with My Master email devotional, and books have taught, encouraged, and inspired thousands. Todd Tomasella is the author of several Christian, non-fiction books, hundreds of articles, devotionals, audios, tracts, videos, Bible school curriculum, and study guides. No matter the format utilized, the divine mandate is simply getting people into God's Word for themselves (Nehemiah 8:8; Habakkuk 2:2; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17). Let’s Grow Together! Sign up here to begin receiving the Moments with Our Master email devotional that is sure to help you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:2; 3:18). It’s sent out 1-2 times weekly for the edification and equipping of the body of Christ. Sign Up HERE: info@safeguardyoursoul.com

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