About Bible-Runner Online

Bible Runner Online (BRO) has been a dream of mine for a very long time in some shape and form. The biggest thing holding me back from creating it was the fact that I knew nothing about coding or building a website. The other major factor was that I wanted to be certain of my beliefs and my walk with the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ before I reached out to the world via the internet.

Now BRO is here. The blog is designed to share the Word of God as I’ve been led by the Holy Spirit, and share things I’ve learned through my life while on the narrow path of the Christian walk. I hope that as I bring things to you that the Holy Spirit wants me to share that you’ll find yourself drawn into a intrest in having a personal walk with Jesus Christ.

As a Christian we are called out to be Ambassadors of Jesus Christ, to proclaim His soon coming and the kingdom of God.

“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, to be reconciled to God. For He made Him to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
2 Cor. 5 Verses 18-21

I am one of multitudes of Ambassadors of Jesus Christ, I have placed my life wholly in His hands. He covered my sin and he can cover yours.

It is my greatest hope that you’ll find peace through trusting Christ, living in His Grace, and letting Him become the pilot of your life.

In Christ,

Ross

Comments
  1. Joel Fisher says:

    Dear Ross,

    You gave me a green/blue postcard last Tuesday night referencing your website. I have just taken a moment to scan thru it. May God richly bless this ministry.

    Joel

  2. Erich says:

    I like the empty shell story. It’s a good anology. One neds to be sure they are not sold a bill of goods which leaves one “empty” in the ned

  3. Hey there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

    • rossbondreturns says:

      Yes I do use Twitter!

      You can follow me by using the following: @RossBondReturns

      I talk about a wide variety of topics so it’s usually quite informative.

      In Christ,

      Ross

  4. Cheryl Charleswell says:

    Good Day Ross,

    I have been reading more of the Bible for better understanding. In visiting a Church of Christ, I learned that you are not SAVED until you are baptized. And scriptures were provided to me referring to water baptism. So although you confess and ask God for for forgiveness, the church believe you are not SAVED until you are baptized.

    Your thoughts on this subject.

    • rossbondreturns says:

      Thanks for the question Cheryl.

      “If you confess with you mouth that Jesus is the Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.”

      This is all that is needed to be saved.

      The thief on the cross was not baptized yet Christ himself said that “Today, you will be with me in paradise.”

      But wait you say that was before he could believe in his heart that God had raised Jesus from the dead, and of course that’s accurate yet here’s how salvation works.

      The moment you believe into Christ, by grace through faith, you are saved (all the saints from the Old testament were also saved by grace through faith). God the Father sends God the Holy Spirit to seal and indwell you and right that moment you are transferred “…from the domain of darkness to the Kingdom of the Son He loves.” Now I firmly believe that one should be baptized but I do not believe that baptism is salvific (saving unto salvation)- baptism is an outward sign of a firm choice and decision that has already been made.

      It is a declaration to not only family and friends but the principalities and powers that you have chosen Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

      So is baptism important? Yes. Is it needed for salvation? No.

      In Christ,

      Ross

  5. beiiiiiiiiiiiii says:

    I am back, Ross I have used ti blog a catharisis. In other words when I wanted to take out my frustrations I went to Biblerunner I now see that anything we say to each other will not change each others minds about key doctornial issues. So as they they say ” A man convinced hs will will resist al harder still”. So I will leave it at that Ross.

    Peace Brother

    • rossbondreturns says:

      Well Brian I’m glad you used my blog as a catharsis and you’re welcome to continue to do so when/if you so choose.

      And you are right in that what we say to each other (seems to) not change the others perspective on doctrinal issues. This all goes back to being Born of God…and being filled with His Spirit. And the Christian believe having a different spirit than well any other kind of believer…even the most devout or religious person.

      I hope you continue to read the blog and to reply to posts even if you find that I only approve some of your responses. I truly think that God wants us to continue to communicate- so once again feel free to come back and type out your thoughts.

      We’ll see where and how God leads this.

      Ross

  6. beiiiiiiiiiiiii says:

    Ross,

    Accordig to Romnas 3:19 It says although we are not under thr law to save save us it makes us concious of our sins. Dont we need the law to be reminded of what sin is even if we are under “Grace”.?

    • rossbondreturns says:

      19 Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgment.

      Only those who are Born of Heaven and are worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth in Spirit and in Truth. Those who are Born Again are under the Law of the Spirit that is written on our hearts and minds- the Law of the Spirit is freedom.

      Whereas the Law is a curse.

      Our conscience through the guidance of the indwelling Holy Spirit is what brings our sins to mind and convicts us to ask forgiveness of our sins.

  7. beiiiiiiiiiiiii says:

    Romans 7:7 also backs up what I hve said.

    • rossbondreturns says:

      7 What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet.

      Once again the Christian, the one born of God and the Spirit from Heaven is no longer under the Law and is convicted of sin by his or her conscience and the Indwelling Holy Spirit.

      The Law (Ten Commandments) is designed solely to point out that we are incapable of saving ourselves and need to look to the cross for Salvation through Christ Jesus.

      For the only way we can be seen as keeping The Law is by being Born Again- since when one is Born Again one is Indwelt by The Holy Spirit and seen as wearing Christ by The Father. Thus until the Bema Seat of Christ we are covered by Christ’s Righteousness because He bore our sins.

  8. beiiiiiiiiiiiii says:

    Ross at least give me Bible texts to back up what you are saying..

    • rossbondreturns says:

      I already did Brian.

      In both of my responses I took the original verses you used…and broke them down properly into what they were saying.

      You made claims about the verses that were incorrect…and I broke the same verses down into what they actually said.

      The funny thing is that in Bible Study last night I told the guys in my small group that when I have conversations, or comment response conversations with Adventists that they always ask for exact direct Book Chapter Verse responses. Whereas in conversation between Christian Brothers and Sisters most of the time we speak in paraphrase, mentioning sections of scripture that apply to the situation at hand- and have no problem following one another.

      Why is that? When I talk with my Christian Brothers and Sisters we’ve been Born of God and are part of the same family sharing the same Spirit. Whereas when I talk with those who aren’t Born Again we are not of the same Spirit- because while we all may be created by God…not all of us are Children of God.

      To be a child of God you must be Born Again. (John 3)

      • Curious says:

        I was reading the comment regarding baptism. I too was raised to believe that baptism was necessary for salvation. So here’s my question. If its not necessary then why did Jesus Himself receive baptism? This is not an argumentative statement, I truly am just curious having come from a church that preached baptism was part of absolute salvation to now being in a church that encourages it but says its not needed for eternal life. I’m more confused about this than anything. I know in Acts, Peter implored the men to repent AND be baptized so I feel lost when it comes to a the question of is it a direct commandment or a suggestion? Could you help?

      • rossbondreturns says:

        Another great question Curious I’ll try and help you out with a nice detailed answer.

        I was an Adventist from birth, born into an established Adventist family, 11 years later God drew me to the end of myself and to the foot of the cross and I was Born Again- Born of God/Heaven. I did not understand very much about Christianity at all I only knew through the indwelling of the Spirit that it was not Adventism. Now I’m not going over this to knock on Adventism, I just want to make it clear that over the long haul my Bible studies with the Holy Spirit revealed that there was a chasm between Adventism and Christianity much larger than I’d ever imagined.

        In 1991 I was baptized…into the Adventist Church- kind of like getting baptized as a infant in the Catholic church according to the Christian brother I’m staying with right now. We were both baptized into churches but not into Jesus Christ…and His death and Resurrection.

        Many years later in 2004 I was married and moved up to Oregon to start a new life- attending a small 70 odd member Calvary Chapel where I grew mightily in God’s grace and my Christian understanding. Later that year I asked Pastor Terry if he wouldn’t mind re-baptizing me. He asked me a question in response:

        “What’s you reason for wanting to be re-baptized?”

        “Because as an Adventist I was baptized into the Adventist church and not into Christ.”

        He re-baptized me on the Father’s Day service.

        What about Christ?

        14 But John tried to stop Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and yet You come to me?”

        15 Jesus answered him, “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him to be baptized.

        Matthew 3:14-15 Holman Christian Standard Bible (Italics mine)

        The italics are to hilight the most important part of that sentence I happen to have my McArthur Study Bible with me and on the note for this verse the first thing it states is that through this baptism Christ was indentifying Himself with the very people He had come back to save.

        When we are baptized we are indentifying ourselves as Christians not simply to those we know and love in the realm we can see hear and touch, but also to the principalities, powers, rulers of the Spiritual realm. Our baptism is also a great symbol attaching us to the Death Burial and Resurrection of Christ.

        We Die to self- About to be lowered under water
        Buried in Christ- placed under the water.
        Raised to a new life in Christ- Come up from the water.

        The way I look at it is that the Holy Spirit compelled me to be re-baptized because of my new Christian understanding of the meaning of baptism. It’s identifying us as God’s Sons/Daughters- and showing Satan and all the other members of the Spiritual Realm (Domain of Darkness/Kingdom of the Son He Loves) who we belong to. Through the blood of the New Covenant and Baptism.

        I hope that answer clears things up…if not feel free for more clarification.

        God Bless.

        Ross

      • Curious says:

        So if we aren’t baptized then we are not taking on the whole likeness of Christ?

      • rossbondreturns says:

        I wouldn’t say that simply because when we’re Born Again we are indwelt and sealed by God the Holy Spirit…and seen through the Righteousness of Christ.

        However I do think Baptism is very important because it is our way of showing where our alliance is…Christ is our ally- we are His Brothers and Sisters.

        It’s a witness to others that we are Christ’s and that He is ours.

        We put on Christ by symbolically becoming part of His Death Burial and Resurrection. We go into the water slaves to the Law…and rise from the water Sons of the King and “Slaves of Grace”.

  9. Dave says:

    Interesting site. Thanks for writing. I came across your site after publishing a post this morning. I’m blogging my way through The Bible’s story in 2013 at http://www.bigstoryguide.wordpress.com. Feel free to stop by.

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