At first glance he seems to be a mysterious figure. But who was he according to the entire Scriptures that mention him? An old-fashioned Bible study here.
The parable may not cover the titled theological dispute in detail, but many interpreters believe it does. So let’s explore.
Paul begins and ends each letter with grace. Great for your personal edification or a series in a Bible study or sermons.
Hint to its meaning: Think about it and take it on credit.
The New Testament issues all sorts of commands and imperatives that many of us can’t live up to. What then?
What does “being justified” mean? Acquittal in law court, put right in a covenant, or both, or what?
It is very sad on a human level. But what is the answer biblically? Is there hope?
If you have an overactive conscience, this post is for you. God hurls your sins into the sea and remembers them no more.
Some believe that in the epistle to the Romans Paul promises salvation through good works. The answer is not as clear as some interpreters claim.
Can truly born-again believers drift permanently away from their relationship with the Lord, or are they eternally secure?
In the old days, this used to be called the “perseverance of the saints” (believers). All that means is the persistence of Christians to keep their relationship with the Lord. So the related question often comes up: Can a truly born-again believer walk away from this relationship?
Renewalists believe a wide range of versions of the term, because there are a wide range of Renewalists, but here is what the vast majority believe, as I have observed things.
Renewalists are a diverse group, so they believe different things about justification. However, by my observations, the majority of them believe what’s in this post.
What is justification? Can God declare a guilty man not guilty?
When we experience salvation, we respond to it in our daily lives. How doe we and should we respond?
Who brought it about? How did salvation happen? Do we play our part to receive it?
The Scriptures use metaphors or imagery to describe salvation.
Read the Scriptural answer.
Start with this post, if you want the Bible basics. It will boil things down and clarify them. Key Hebrew and Greek words, too.
You must be born again. But what does that mean? Does anything result from being born again? Or do we just stay the same?
Does it merely mean “changed mind,” or does it go deeper?
This is about God’s foreknowledge, choice, and human freewill. If we have the right perspective, we can reach sensible conclusions.
This is important for our walk with God. Don’t get them confused!
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