Posts from January 2016

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God Is Head Over Heels In Love With You!

by Ladd

Ruth has fallen in love with Brennan Manning’s book The Ragamuffin Gospel. She keeps telling me that I need to read it because much of what I’m trying to say in these blog posts is so close to Manning’s thoughts on law, grace and love. She is convinced that I would be totally blessed by […]

The Simplicity of the Gospel

by Ladd
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8 “But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in our heart (this is, the word of faith which we preach); 9 because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved. […]

Declared Righteous

by Ladd

The last post on the four views of the law generated a fair amount of spirited debate on my email. It seems a number of people believe that their purpose here on earth is to prove that God’s law is just and that Satan’s accusation, that the law is too difficult to be kept, is […]

Four Aspects of the Law

by Ladd

20 “For no human being will be justified in His sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. 21 But now, the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, 22 The righteousness of God through faith […]

God Is Good

by Ladd

God is good. The are three simple words but so many people in our culture refuse to believe. They believe, if they believe anything at all concerning the possibility of God, that He is actually quite evil. They figure if He is all-good and all-powerful then why doesn’t He do something to alleviate the pain […]

It’s Snowing Outside! Can God Still Find Me?

by Ladd
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32 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those […]

The Gifts of God

by Ladd
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28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those […]

Invitation To The Table of Grace

by Ladd
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11 “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you. 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to […]

Sin Runs Deep…

by Ladd

9 “You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body […]