Christianese: Sanctification

Romans 6:5-14 deals extensively with the doctrine of sanctification in the believer’s life. Before salvation the believer was dead in his sin (Eph 2:1), but after union with Christ, the believer is now freed from sin to live as a slave of Christ. Sanctification is the means by which believers are transformed so that they […]

Asking “Why?!” during trials

Bad things happen. Sometimes the bad things that happen are simply consequences of sinful deeds we’ve committed. Other times the bad things have nothing directly to do with our sin or folly, but is because of the evil of another. And then there are bad things that happen simply because we are living in a […]

Loving the ancient events in the Bible

Twice, once in the context of temptation to sin, and once in the context of endurance in the faith, the Apostle Paul writes this about the various events that are recorded for us in the Scriptures: “written for our instruction” (Romans 15:4 and 1 Corinthians 10:11) Love this about the Word of God! Even the […]

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