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Redemption

Family was everything in ancient Judean society. Cultural norms as well as laws or policies were inaugurated by God through Moses to safeguard a family’s inheritance from abject and austere poverty where a family had to sell the homestead and … Continue reading

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Resurrected Bodies

This question occupied my bath today because in the rewrite of my book “Jesus: God’s Gift of Himself” I am reviewing the chapter on “Perspectives on the Cross” the section on God’s provision of justification. The verse before me is … Continue reading

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Atonement

[Taken from “Calvary: The Story Behind God’s Gift of Himself”] Atonement: A Covering for Sin One more word is used among the Ancients, which doesn’t translate readily into English [That’s why theologians invent new words]. The Scripture in some places … Continue reading

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Divine Simplicity

[Taken from “Calvary: The Story Behind God’s Gift of Himself”] The story goes that little Johnny wrote his ex girlfriend from camp: “Sussie, I hate you.” And then signed it: “love, Johnny.” Some see this as ambivalence [mixed feelings]. God … Continue reading

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Jesus Took Our Punishment

[Taken from “Calvary: The Story Behind God’s Gift of Himself“] Penal Substitution Theory I want to quote, Henry Wace, the Dean of Canterbury from 1903 to 1924, in his work, The Sacrifice of Christ: Its Vital Reality and Efficacy, page … Continue reading

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The Power of Christ’s Forgiveness

[taken from my newest project: Calvary: The Story Behind God’s Gift of Himself] It is not uncommon for God in the Bible to use examples from life to explain deeper truths. Hosea became such a lesson (Isaiah 20:3; Hosea 1:2; … Continue reading

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The Parentheses to the Story

The Bible has a prologue as well as an epilogue, an introduction as well as a conclusion (the open and closing parentheses to time). And in between is the story of God and His creation.  This blog is a meditative … Continue reading

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Worldviews

Behind all reasoning is a worldview, a frame of reference, a set of principles, that must be assumed before we can begin to discover the how and why of things.  Logic is not simply logic.  The machinations of our thought … Continue reading

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The Cross

[Taken from, “The Cross: Why Jesus Had to Die.”  The book is finally written.] The fifth chapter in The Acts of the Apostles is an historical reference to possibilities when the church learns to unite behind the Gospel. In verse … Continue reading

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Love Feasts

[taken from: my work, “The Cross: Why Jesus Had to Die“] It is believed that the Love Feasts, Christian fellowship around a celebratory meal, were originally associated with our Lord’s Supper as a proclamation of His death on the Cross … Continue reading

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