Are you saved already or are you being saved? What is salvation anyway? What part do we play in our own salvation? These are important questions that we must answer from God's Word.
Scripture takes a very stern view of sin because it is failure to live up to God's standard and destroys relationships, especially our relationship with God.
Righteousness consists of applying the Law's letter and/or intent. Sin constitutes a failure of living up to the standards of what God defines as right.
Sin creates estrangement from God, causing us to fail in everything we attempt. Sin always produces separation; it never heals, but causes death.
Many people divide sin into physical and spiritual sins, but the Bible clearly says that all sin is lawlessness.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting that the greater church of God is different from nominal Christianity in that it embraces the 'Jewish' holy days and ignores Christmas, Halloween, and Easter, rejects the concepts of the Trinity, ever-burning hell, the immort. . .
Israel had every opportunity that the Gentiles did not have. God gave the Israelites gifts to live a better way, but they completely failed to reflect Him.
The cleansing of Joshua's filthy robes in Zechariah 3 is a future application of the cleansing in Leviticus 16, when Jesus Christ cleanses Israel in the future.
Ronny Graham, mentioning how social justice warriors have unraveled the Confederate flag as an 'offensive' symbol and now threaten to desecrate Georgia's Stone Mountain Monument, examines the secular and biblical etymology of the verb offend. Interestingly. . .
Wise Solomon was inspired to write, "Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes. . ." (Proverbs 28:2). In other words, if a people begin turning from righteousness, a natural consequence is greater human oversight—government—i. . .
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