When we call upon God in our affliction, preparation must first be made. Note in this version the “Then.” Something must happen first. We have to make a change before God will rescue us, but the promise still stands: Continue reading →
A brother who was looking to justify his sin quoted this verse to me. Before he was a Christian, he said, he lived in ignorance. But now, since he has Christ, he can, even though he was an adulterer before, marry whom he wants to.
Evangelicals tout faith only. We speak often and much, necessarily, of baptism. Nobody pays much mind to repentance.
When the others heard this, they stopped objecting and began praising God. They said, “We can see that God has also given the Gentiles the privilege of repenting of their sins and receiving eternal life.”
Acts 11.18 NLT Continue reading →
Doing some reading on repentance, I found this sentence which swallows repentance up in faith.
This emphasis on repentance has important implications in understanding the Reformation teaching of faith alone. When we say we are saved and justified by faith alone we understand that term faith to mean a repentant–faith. Continue reading →