And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Praise God for His infinite mercies and grace, whereby He has saved a wretch like me. Praise God for His love, and His steadfastness in His promises! While we were still sinners, Christ died for us to make us alive in Him (Rom. 5:8)! While we were yet enemies of God, still He extended mercy to us and completely wiped out the demands of the law against us! He poured His holy wrath out on His Son, nailing the record of sin that stood against us to the Cross with Christ, and disarming every accusation that our Adversary could make against us. Who now can bring a charge against the Elect (Rom. 8)? Can Satan accuse the brethren any more, when God Himself has no record of our wrongs?
We stand before God righteous, not because of what we have done, but because of what Christ did. This is why our salvation is sure: Because the work of Christ on the Cross was enough! This is the Gospel! Believe it, repent of your sins, and be forgiven! Believe it and be saved from the wrath to come!
This is a brief list of things I found around the web over the past couple of days that I have found enlightening, informative, or interesting. Disclaimer: I do not necessarily agree with every doctrinal statement of every link in this list.
- T. D. Jakes and the Sabellian heresy
- Understanding the Trinity
- Mormon’s never criticize Historical Christianity?
- Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill: “We’re churches, not campuses.” (Good on them!)
- Unitarian Universalism: A brief exploration
- A collection of articles on the New Age Dr. John Ankerberg and others
- Euthyphro’s dillemma
- Recognizing cults
- How (bad) pastors get rich (Grain of salt: A pastor making money is not a bad thing. I think this article does a good job of defining the differences.)
- Never read a Bible verse
- Bible or Book of Mormon: Which one is reliable?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15: 57 & 58
1 Corinthians 15 is one of my favorite chapters.
Here we go guys! Final count: 2,603 original words, starting after the second anon’s question. Whew!
Well again I apologize for offending you. Could you explain why you believe in creation over scientific theories? I’m not trying to offend you, I just want to understand creation more.
are there reasons other than the book of genesis to believe in creationism and not evolution? i don’t think there are.
Before hitting the jump, I warn you: This post will challenge you, regardless of who you are. This is not an easy read. Continue at your own risk.