Posts tagged with ‘Ten Commandments’

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What is Sin?

by Ladd
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Timothy Keller, in his book The Reason For God, defines sin as, “the despairing refusal to find your deepest identity in your relationship and service to God. Sin is seeking to become oneself, to get an identity, apart from Him.” p. 168 The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard states, “Sin is: in despair not wanting to be […]

My Chains Are Gone…

by Ladd
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“And God spoke all these words, saying, ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:1-3 The Israelites were gathered around the foot of Mount Sinai having just experienced the awesome, majestic power […]

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 […]

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 […]