Posts tagged with ‘justification’

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The Bottom Line Is…

by Ladd
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“You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace,” Galatians 5:4 It is no little thing to turn one’s back on the gospel for a law merit system of salvation. The result of this perversion of the free gift of salvation is to […]

Did Jesus Know He Was the Messiah?

by Ladd
White Rose Bud

For the last number of years, I have been thinking about Jesus, Paul, and the Jewish background to the New Testament. I had become interested in the writings of N.T. Wright and his views surrounding the Second Temple, justification, and covenant. This study has led me to look at the New Testament through new eyes […]

All That You Need

by Ladd
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 “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14 Galatians is probably the first letter, which we still have, that Paul wrote and was written to try and correct the problem of adding to the […]

We Are Beggars Who Dance in the Grace of Jesus Christ!

by Ladd
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People sometimes ask me why I write so much about law and grace? Well the major reason is that to confuse the two of them leads to serious theological problems and those problems can lead to losing out on the Kingdom of God. Paul makes it clear in Galatians that to rely upon “works of […]

Idols of Our Own Heart

by Ladd
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One of the things we, as Christians, are very good at is beating ourselves up over failure and sin. I think, for most of us who have tendencies in that area, the problem stems from believing that somehow we do not live up to God’s standards. We believe we are saved by grace alone, but […]

Set Apart In Jesus’ Hands

by Ladd
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1“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest. 2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as […]

The Rescue…

by Ladd
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5 “It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6 But there is a place where someone has testified: ‘What is mankind that you are mindful of them, a son of man that you care for him? 7 You made them a little lower than the angels; […]

A Great Read…

by Ladd
luther-galatians

One of the things I have been remiss in my life is having never read Luther’s Commentary on Galatians so this past weekend I set out to remedy the omission. The edition that I choose to read was from the Crossway Classic Commentaries series edited by Alister McGrath and J.I. Packer. This little three hundred-page […]

How Easy Can It Be?

by Ladd
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We are saved by grace alone through faith alone. I don’t know how much easier that could possible be, and yet thousands of Christians struggle with the concept. I hear fairly often from people who believe that salvation consists of both justification and sanctification. They do not seem to be able to grasp the marvel […]

“While we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

by Ladd
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1 “Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces […]