Romans 8: Christ is Our Life

Another in a series of articles on one of the most beautiful passages in all of Scripture — Romans 8. This time. the emphasis is on how because Christ lives in us through the Holy Spirit, we actually have Christ’s life in us. From………..

3 Questions to Ask if You Doubt Your Salvation

This: “The fundamental truth about our salvation is this: salvation is not about what we do. We never earn our salvation. Eternal life is a gift of God in Christ Jesus. This is a biblical fact, not written in ink, but written in the very blood of Christ. We are forgiven because Christ chooses to forgive us, plain and simple. Jesus went to the cross, not to condemn us, but save us. Jesus loves us because love is the foundation of who Jesus is and what he does in our lives.” From………

Grace and Trust— Dallas Willard

Grace and trust
May I just give you this word? Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning. Earning is an attitude. Effort is an action.

Grace, you know, does not just have to do with forgiveness of sins alone. Many people don’t know this, and that is one major result of the cutting down of the gospel to a theory of justification, which has happened in our time. I have heard leading evangelical spokespeople say that grace has only to do with guilt. Many people today understand justification as the only essential result of the gospel, and the gospel they preach is—and you will hear this said over and over by the leading presenters of evangelical faith—that your sins can be forgiven. That’s it!

“There is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human” (1 Timothy 2:5). If you would really like to be into consuming grace, just lead a holy life. The true saint burns grace like a 747 burns fuel on takeoff. Become the kind of person who routinely does what Jesus did and said. You will consume much more grace by leading a holy life than you will by sinning, because every holy act you do will have to be upheld by the grace of God. And that upholding is totally the unmerited favor of God in action. It is the life of regeneration and resurrection—and justification, which is absolutely vital, for our sins have to be forgiven. But justification is not something separable from regeneration.
From The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. Copyright © 2006 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

Framing the Book of Revelation from the Beginning

A lot of people have been scared off from studying the Book of Revelation because of some of the difficulties and variations to its interpretation. But it is not impossible to understand for its main teachings and it comes with its very own promise of blessing for all who read it. The following provides a framework for understanding this very important and encouraging section of Scripture. From Knowable Word………..