Someone asked me today about John 1:12: "But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." Their question was about someone who was teaching this passage of Scripture, but who was using the Message paraphrase to teach it. Eugene Peterson, who wrote The… Continue reading Be Our True Selves or Put Off The Old Self?
Hello friends. I wrote this today after a short window of time in which I heard from several different Christians that we aren’t perfect, and aren’t meant to be perfect. While I understand that sentiment, I would like to explain why true believers in Christ have been made perfect as far as our legal standing… Continue reading We Are Called to Be Perfect, and Why That Can Be Either Bad or Good News
https://soundcloud.com/eric-gagnon-128/romans-1125-a-healthy-respect-for-israel?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing "Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved..." (Romans 11:26) I want to start with an illustration… Continue reading Romans 11:25-26 – A Healthy Respect for Israel
There are different ways to view "punishment" today. I've read articles where some use the word to refer to how they discipline their children. However I try to be careful how we use this word when speaking or writing about God's interaction with His people, at least in light of the New Testament, which leads… Continue reading Punishment Vs. Judgment
In case you missed it, there are 8 chapters total, and all the published chaptersare listed here. In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea. (Isaiah 27:1) Jesus promised he would return. “Behold,… Continue reading The Ax and The Ox – Chapter 8 – Return