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What The Bible Says Jesus Did (2)

Gods Righteousness Paul declares in Romans 3:21-26 that Gods righteousness has been revealed apart from the law. The way God was going to save people from their sins and pronounce people innocent has been revealed and it is apart from a system of law-keeping. In fact, the Law of Moses and the prophets attest to the fact that God would save people apart from a system of law-keeping. Notice in verse 21 that there are two laws: the Law of…

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Some Things Said… (May 05)

Man accused of defacing "Mary image A man was arrested for allegedly scrawling "Big Lie" over a stain on an expressway underpass that some believed was an image of the Virgin Mary. Authorities then painted over the stain because it had been defaced, police spokesman David Banks said Friday. Authorities charged Victor Gonzalez, 37, of Chicago with criminal damage to state supported property, a misdemeanor… A steady stream of the faithful and the curious, many carrying flowers and candles, had…

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Truth and Attitudes

"Jesus answered them and said, 'My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none…

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What The Bible Says Jesus Did (1)

The work of Jesus is the single most important event in human history. Jesus came to this world, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross. Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead. Have you ever asked the question, "Why did Jesus have to die?" Perhaps the more important question: what did Jesus death and resurrection accomplish? RANSOM Jesus described his purpose to his disciples: "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but…

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Theory Versus Practice

I would like to direct your attention to the 6th chapter of the book of Hebrews beginning with verse one. "Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits." (Hebrews 6:…

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American Idolatry

In Acts 14 we read about Paul and Barnabas traveling through Asia Minor preaching the good news of Jesus Christ. When they came into the city of Lystra, they found the people desiring to treat them as one of their Roman gods because they had healed a lame man. Once the people of Lystra understood that Paul and Barnabas were not gods in the flesh (with the assistance of some persecuting Jews), they stoned Paul, dragged him out of the…

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Did Jesus Die In Our Place? (6)

Many of those who defend the substitution theory of Christ also use some of the Old Testament stories as proof for Christs substitution. Do any of the Old Testament analogies we frequent show substitution? Let us take a moment to consider a few of them. A SUBSTITUTE FOR ISSAC The offering of the ram instead of Isaac is a case of substitution. In fact, the Bible clearly states the ram as such: "So Abraham went and took the ram, and…

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Some Things Said… (Apr 05) (3)

Earth Day and Mother Earth [Last week] marked the 35th anniversary of the founding of "Earth Day" by former Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. It [was] also V.I. Lenin's birthday -- which is no coincidence. Nelson modeled his anti-capitalist protests after anti-Vietnam War demonstrations of that era. Today, the so-called "environmental movement" he helped spawn has devolved from a gaggle of unwashed adolescent peaceniks into a slick cadre of leftists, lobbyists and lawyers. The result of this devolution has been an…

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Some Essentials and Non-essentials

"For Moses truly said to the fathers, "The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you. And it shall come to pass that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people." (Acts 3: 22 , 23) Just after Peter delivered the second recorded sermon at Solomon's Porch following the healing of the lame…

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Did Jesus Die In Our Place? (5)

1 Peter 2:24 If Jesus did not literally have the sins of the world placed upon him, then what did Peter mean in 1 Peter 2:24, "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed"? I think we must first notice what the text does actually say. Notice that it says he "bore our sins in his body," not on…

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