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When I hear someone talk about being justified because of their faith, I often wonder if that person believes that God declared them legally righteous BECAUSE they “had faith,” irrespective of where they claim to have received the faith that they exercised. I think that many people think this. However, I have to wonder how […]
“[B]ut of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”” Genesis 2:17 ESV “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all […]
The universal command to repent and believe (2 commands?) is not an alternative law/contract for life to any of the laws or legal requirements God has already laid down. It is not as though “perfect legal obedience” is option one and “repentance and belief/faith” is option two when it comes to not perishing. God cannot […]
Have you heard the claim that the gospel is so simple that even a child can understand it? I was recently told that the gospel was much “simpler” than what I was, at that moment, explaining. However, this person’s definition of “simple” and my definition of “simple” differed quite greatly when it came to agreeing […]
“For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s […]
“Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see […]
Is logical consistency in one’s beliefs the difference between being a believer and an unbeliever? Does one need to sort out the logic of their beliefs before we can rightly call one an unbeliever under divine wrath? Is one be a believer AS LONG AS one does not think through the logical demands their own […]