“But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are… Continue reading Are we saved apart from the Law?
Many of you are probably painfully aware of the current misuse of I Timothy 2:12, “A woman shall not teach a man.” There are a group of rather domineering personalities wielding this verse like club against our sisters, and their hypocrisy in criticizing domineering women by domineering over others themselves is blameworthy. Many of… Continue reading Dominion and Authority in Scripture
I recently picked up a podcast at the recommendation of a “Christian” who lives in my community. I have been, like Stowe and MLK, at loggerheads trying to figure out why many of the “Christians” I encounter are far more like the man of Deuteronomy 29 than the man of Psalm 1. Listening to the… Continue reading What is Deuteronomical Blessing?
Only when one understands that sin is an undoing rather than a doing, a nothing rather than a thing, can one understand that wrath is a mercy, an expression of God’s unfailing love for His creatures. He would not be loving if He allowed His creatures to die of the cancer of sin. … Continue reading The Truth About God’s Wrath
“But we do not greatly wonder that persons, who suppose that some evil nature has been generated and propagated by a kind of opposing principle proper to it, refuse to admit that the cause of the creation was this, that the good God produced a good creation. For they believe that He was driven to… Continue reading Sin and Nature
I’ve seen this term thrown around frequently on social media, and usually with the same shallow judgement that pharisees themselves use. Knowing the full content and connotation of a word is important before using it, especially to avoid using a condemnatory term frivolously. The term does fit many people, but it takes careful and thorough… Continue reading What is a Pharisee?