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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.

Psalm 34 – The Suffering of Sonship

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Art describes the characteristics of a true child of God as being one who waits for God’s salvation and deliverance without the need to know why God delays His answer.

Message to a Secular University Audience

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

You may think that Christianity is derived from a Jewish foundation in religion, and that it is some narrow faith restricted to those who are Jews or Westerners, but that is not true.  There is only one God, one faith, and one way for all men and for all nations.  Let’s begin in the Gospel […]

The Gospel in its Cosmic Setting

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

When you hear the word gospel, you need to think in terms of a cosmic overview of God’s supreme wisdom of a redemptive kind for the whole of mankind.  The gospel is more than a little truncated formula.  Paul speaks of “my Gospel.”  There is a sense of affectionate, personal devotion to the great message […]

The Context of Humility in the Cosmic Purposes of God

Friday, April 11th, 2008

In his book entitled, Humility, Andrew Murray calls humility “the only root from which the graces can grow.”  In other words, there is no growth in grace and no receiving of anything from God without this ultimate and essential requirement.  The scripture that supports this is: “He gives grace to the humble, but resists the […]

Some Thoughts on Romans 10

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

“Calling on the name of the Lord” is no glib incantation, some vocalization to which someone may be coaxed or some mindless ‘decision’ made. It is the taking for one’s self the absoluteness of the Lordship of Christ in the forfeiting henceforth of all personal autonomy over one’s own life. Is it any wonder then that we see so little evidence of this transaction in the multitudes professing to be ‘saved’?

A Further Guide for the Perplexed

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

However faint the spiritual condition of Jewish people, the cry of the Shema is familiar to all. How often have we taken refuge in it, and used it as a bulwark of rejection when the uncomfortable question of an alien Jesus is pressed upon our consideration. Persuaded of the un-Jewishness of the matter, and unwilling for a religious polemic that is threatening or disquieting, we return to the fundamental tenet of our monotheistic belief-though if the truth were known we are not that avid for that ‘God’ either-to put an end to the whole unwelcome matter. Then, comfortably assured we have righteously affirmed our Jewishness, we turn again to the more serious issues of life, which in fact constitute our idolatry and chronic rejection of Him who calls.