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The Gospel and the Righteousness of God

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Art shows that salvation is essentially bringing to the unrighteous the righteousness of God, an extending of God’s very essence to the undeserving.

Righteousness exalts a Nation

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Art shows that the church has a moral obligation to teach their nations what righteousness is, and how dear it is in God’s sight.

The Righteousness of God as revealed in the Baptism of Jesus

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

What are the implications for the church? At the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, the heavens were opened and the voice of the Father was heard, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased.” I have always appreciated that episode.  It was a significant event at the very commencement of the […]

Righteousness Exalts a Nation:

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

How prohibitive of any faith and hope for change is there in the oppressive realities that prevail in Africa. Yet our encouragement to the saints there was that the gospel is God’s answer in the otherwise foreboding conditions of poverty and the omnipresent struggle for subsistence everywhere visible.

Righteousness in the Old Testament

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Righteousness as understood in the OT (Old Testament) is a thoroughly Hebraic concept, foreign to the western mind and at variance with the common understanding of the term. The failure to comprehend its meaning is perhaps most responsible for the view of OT religion as “legalistic”…but thanks largely to recent German scholarship, this important motif of biblical faith has been clarified.

Preachers of Righteousness

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

I believe that God wants to make a statement concerning the phenomenon of the preached word, not only for those who are responsible for bringing the word of God, but also for the whole church at large.

A Message for the Earnest Seeker

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

In much the same way as the Shekinah glory lights the holiest place of all, so also are we ‘lighted’ to the degree that first the natural (open daylight at the brazen altar), and later the ‘religious’ (the seven-branched oil-fed priestly serviced Menorah) gives way finally to the unaided Presence of God alone. T. Austin-Sparks […]

Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth:

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

While it is true that Jesus enjoins us in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:38) not to requite others who have requited us, and that while we must not require ‘retaliation,’ may God for the purposes of righteousness and cosmic justice not require it of Himself?