Understanding Israel’s Justification Part 2 10-26-17

Read More

Understanding Israel’s Justification Part 1 10-19-17

Read More

SEALING OF THE SPIRIT AND JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST

Eph 1:13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Eph 1:14  Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.     I don’t have any problem with what it says fitting into my understanding. In fact I think it fits very well. When Paul says, “ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” I think this doctrinally takes us right back to Romans 8 where He originally taught us to understand that having believed the gospel of our salvation, (which includes us being sanctified and adopted as “sons”), “that holy Spirit of promise” sealed us in connection with who...

Read More

GOD’S WRATH POURED OUT UPON WOMEN AND CHILDREN?

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,   This is an issue that people frequently bring up, especially if they are...

Read More

WHAT DID ISRAEL BELIEVE TO BECOME JUSTIFIED?

Luk 23:39  And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. Luk 23:40  But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? Luk 23:41  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. Luk 23:42  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. Luk 23:43  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.       I think the best way for me to answer this is to more or less quickly survey the overall doctrine regarding justification unto eternal life in God’s program with Israel. And then having done so, look at the issue...

Read More

“REDEMTION,” “PROPITIATION,” AND “JUSTIFICATION”

Rom 3:21  But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Rom 3:22  Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Rom 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:   There is a legitimate distinction between the issue of the provision the Lord Jesus Christ made on the cross for the complete forgiveness of a person’s sins, and the actual response of God’s Justice to that person which results in His Justice completely forgiving him all of his sins past, present, and future. And this legitimate distinction is...

Read More

SALVATION & JUSTIFICATION Q&A’S

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q. Why do I need to be “saved,” and from what? Q. What is God angry about and why is that anger toward me? Q. How do I know what is wrong and right? How can I know enough to be judged? Q. How do I know God even exists? Q. How am I supposed to know what God wants from me? Q. I’m not like a murderer or a thief; do I deserve to die and go to hell? Q. Is there anyone who will escape God’s wrath? Q. If I realize that I am guilty and deserve God’s wrath, now what? Q. Ok, so maybe I’ve done some things that are wrong, but I’m still a lot better than many people I know. Doesn’t that count for something? Q. What about people who have never heard of the Bible or Jesus Christ? Q. What about Israel? Haven’t they escaped God’s wrath by obeying the law?...

Read More

CAN A JUSTIFIED SAINT LOSE THEIR SALVATION AFTER HEARING ANOTHER GOSPEL?

They are still saved, even though they have been “bewitched” away from the truth of the gospel and have been beguiled into accepting “another gospel.” And they are still saved because as God has Paul teach us in Romans 5, when a person believes in the Lord Jesus Christ as his all-sufficient Savior as per “the gospel of Christ” and God thereby justifies him in His sight, and saves him from the debt and penalty of his sins, and reconciles him unto Himself, then that person’s justification, salvation, and reconciliation are permanent possessions. (In fact the truth of the matter is that if our justification, salvation, and reconciliation with God are not permanent by nature, then none of us could ever remain justified in God’s...

Read More

CONFESSION: THE MISUSE OF ROMANS 10:9

Rom 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Rom 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) Rom 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. The word confess means to “acknowledge” someone or something, and the word “confess,...

Read More

JUSTIFICATIONS AND SALVATIONS

When we study the word of truth and we come across the words “justify, just, justification”, or “save, saved, saving, salvation”, we can’t always assume that it means salvation from the debt and penalty of sins, or justification in the sight of God unto eternal life. In this study we are going to take a look at the different types of justifications and salvations in Israel’s program, as well as in this dispensation of gentile grace also. But before we do that, I would like to point to the fact that the main reason for this study is that in the church world, and especially in grace churches, there is a doctrine being taught that says that Israel was saved by faith plus works, and that we in this dispensation of gentile grace are saved, and justified by faith...

Read More
Skip to toolbar