Blog Posts - Justification

GUN CONTROL - The Best Argument Ever

From "West Wing"Was reminded of this piece from a Facebook post.This is the best pro-gun-control argument ever.
by Mage Soapbox on May 24, 2016

the Orthodox view of salvation v. protestantism

This is a great video. For (real) Wesleyans watching this, you’ll note the eery similarities in defining salvation: But in reality the Church entrusts to everyone the enormous honour to be responsible for the salvation of the whole world, of t...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 11, 2016

Mini book reviews: The apostle Paul and Justification

Compared to the number of books I actually read, I don’t write many reviews. When I write a review, I …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Nov 23, 2015

Adam and Christ Contrasted Part 2

But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many Romans 5:15 The last post talked about ho...
by Searching the Scriptures on Aug 12, 2015

Romans Deconstructed: Faith Brings Joy

I hope by now the idea that we are made right with God because of our faith and not because of anything that we do has sunk into your head and that it will work its way into your heart. Faith opens many doors for us, some of which Paul discusses in R...
by Searching the Scriptures on Aug 5, 2015

can United Methodists believe in purgatory?

This actually comes from a conversation this morning via wherein I “jokingly” suggested it would be easier for Osteen and Marcion to get out of the netherworld than it would […] The post can United Methodists believe in purgatory? a...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 21, 2015

ISIS and religious justification

by Latest News - YleNews.Com on Sep 4, 2014

Things we saved our children from

As you can imagine, when you rip away the “holler doors” and expose fundamentalism, especially the more pentecostally kind, people get upset. One of the statements I made was in response to the event called “receiving the Holy Ghost...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Aug 20, 2014

An Encounter with the Older Son

In Luke 15 we find one of the most memorable stories of our faith, the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Chances are, even if you are not an avid church goer, you have heard of or read this story. The younger son wants identity outside of the father’...
by Choose to Trust on Jul 28, 2014

Redemption of Life – The Price of Admission in Exodus, Job, and 2 Maccabees

I found this interesting. I am currently researching substitution (hint, I don’t think Jesus was classically substituted in Galatians) for my dissertation. These passages all connect for me. The translations are from the REB. The Lord said to M...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 14, 2014

Seven Benefits of Justification in Romans 5:1-11

In the first half of Romans 5, the apostle Paul gives us seven benefits of justification. These benefits come to us, he says, when we are declared righteous by God through faith in His Son (Rom.3:21-30). These are the experiential effects of justific...
by Living to God on Jul 14, 2014

The Backdrop to Justification in Romans, or, "Before We Talk About the Good News..."

In Romans 1:18-3:20, Paul makes his case for the just condemnation of all humanity. The gospel reveals the righteousness of God (1:16-17) and Rom.1:18-3:20 Paul goes to great lengths to demonstrate that man does not possess that righteousness. The re...
by Living to God on May 20, 2014

Two Ways to Justify Our Self

I love when I get the opportunity to talk with and teach students. They are at the stage of life where they are simultaneously beginning to define their self while trying to understand how their faith relates to the life they are living. Yesterday we...
by Choose to Trust on May 12, 2014

William Law on Infidelity and Self-Torment

I am currently reading William Law‘s works for a review of Anglican Gold on Logos. I found this gem:  I will grant you all that you can suppose, of the Goodness of God, and that no Creature will be finally lost, but what Infinite Love cannot s...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 29, 2014

How to justify social media marketing for your brand

From what I see the biggest issue around social media marketing is that too many marketers are over promising and can’t prove ROI.  After they allocate resources they then spend a lot of time and money trying to show management why social medi...
by New Media and Marketing on Apr 24, 2014

Do you even Council of Trent, bro?

From time to time, Protestants will stick their foot in their mouth about Catholic theology. From “worshipping Mary” to “works righteousness,” the more Evangelical/Reformed you are, the worse off you are going to be in describ...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 17, 2014

There Is No Cover-Up In God's Kingdom

Several years ago, I was in a church prayer meeting. As we spent time in individual, quiet prayer, I had a vision that was so vivid, it felt as though it was actually happening that moment. In that vision, we were praying but outside, sitting on a la...
by The Good Life on Apr 16, 2014

Defending the Truth

Yet not even Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised. (Galatians 2:3)It was after 14 years that Paul went up again to Jerusalem..This time he went together with Barnabas and Titus.He went up by revelation of God to commu...
by Mutual Love on Apr 8, 2014

Only Question Remaining About Torture: Why Would Anyone Defend It?

The recent Washington Post article reporting some of the details of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the use of torture by the CIA tells us more of what we already have known for a long time: it never worked to produce any good int...
by Sparking the Left on Apr 1, 2014

The (12) Minute Challenge

Gentlemen:I have a challenge for you. Give me (12) minutes of your time by choosing to listen to the sermon clip below, from Matt Chandler, and then try to convince me that you've spent 12 better minutes today.Ready, set, go!
by Pillars on Mar 31, 2014

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