Posts tagged with ‘Old Covenant’

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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 […]

We Are Not Under Law but Under Grace

by Ladd
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23 “Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a […]

It Is No Longer I – It Is Christ Who Lives In Me… Galatians 2:20

by Ladd
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I love the book of Galatians and never cease to marvel at the depth of God’s love expressed in the book. Paul is in top form as he unloads on the “false teachers” who have invaded the churches of Galatia to confuse and bind them to the Torah, the laws of Moses. These false teachers […]

Imperfect Messengers

by Ladd
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17 “Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away. Look, all things have become new. 18 All this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling […]

Language of the New Covenant

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17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come, the old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. […]

Is Christianity Moralistic or Redemptive?

by Ladd
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Christianity is not a moralistic religion but instead a redemptive religion. It’s about how a righteous God redeems sinful humanity through the substitutionary death of Jesus on Calvary’s cross that we might have atonement with Him. For too long we have thought that being a Christian means obeying rules and laws in order to show […]

How Can We Miss It?

by Ladd
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“Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For no human being will be justified in His sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge […]

Once for All…

by Ladd
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“But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) He entered once for all into the Holy Place taking not the blood of goats and calves but His own blood, thus […]

Better Promises

by Ladd
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Our spiritual life changes, I believe, when we go from believing that Christianity is a series “of rules and laws that I must do,” to understanding that true spirituality revolves around, “what Christ has done.” When we think about it the difference between my doing and what Christ has done is as far apart as […]