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The Salvation of the Jews: Gal 3, Part 2 (Why Then the Law?)

Now, this claim raises the obvious problem. If the Law of Moses could not save, why have a Law of Moses? What was its purpose? (Gal 3:19 ESV) Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the … Continue reading

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Church Growth: Carey Nieuwhof on Multisite Churches

Fascinating post by Carey Nieuwhof on the trend toward multisite churches, that is, churches with one leadership but multiple campuses. Mega churches once used multi-site campuses as a Band-Aid strategy for growth. They either became too big for their space, … Continue reading

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The Salvation of the Jews: Galatians 3, Part 1 (It is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham)

So if I’m right — and I’ll admit that the evidence is sparse — my understanding of Jewish salvation should fit well within Gal 3 and Rom 4, the two chapters in which Paul argues that salvation by faith in … Continue reading

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The Future of the Churches of Christ: More Statistics from Ed Stetzer

There’s a lot of false teaching going on within the evangelical church regarding statistics. Authors sell more books when they persuade their audience that sky is falling, the evangelical church is collapsing, and their book offers the solution. Preachers more … Continue reading

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The Salvation of the Jews: The Roll Call of the Faithful

Now, I had to explain that in order to explain this. Chapter 11 is a list of the faithful heroes of the First Testament. It begins with Abel and continues to — (Heb 11:35-38 ESV)  35 Women received back their … Continue reading

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The Salvation of the Jews: Once for All and Perfect Forever

While Paul touches on the salvation of the Jews under the Law of Moses, Hebrews deals more thoroughly with the question, although the point of Hebrews is to demonstrate the superiority of the covenant under Christ to the Mosaic covenant. To … Continue reading

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The Salvation of the Jews: Grace Abounding

Ponder for a moment this passage — (Rom 5:20-21 ESV)  20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,  21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might … Continue reading

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Christology: “Did Jesus Know Everything?”

Interesting post from Peter Enns over at “Jesus Creed.” He raises an issue from Raymond E. Brown’s book Jesus: God and Man : Modern Biblical Reflections. A Jesus who walked through the world knowing exactly what the morrow would bring, knowing … Continue reading

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Suicide and the Unforgivable Sin

I get emails — I have recently learned that the greatest part of the grieving from my friend’s son’s suicide comes from her belief that he son is eternally lost. She was taught that suicide is a sin and there can be no … Continue reading

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The Salvation of the Jews: Introduction

So we’ve covered Exile and Repentance in the last series, discussing how the Old Testament (or First Testament) led up to the events of Pentecost and the coming of the Kingdom. Hopefully, we gained a better sense of how the … Continue reading

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