Grace in Focus – May 1991
Possessing the Kingdom
Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. -Matt 5:3 With these words the King opens His famous Sermon on the Mount. He has been proclaiming a message that declared: “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt 4:17). So He opens the Sermon with a reference to
Putting the Gospel Debate in Sharper Focus
I have found that many on both sides of the Free Grace/Lordship Salvation debate are unable to delineate clearly the major differences between the views. In addition, I have discovered that most are unable to clearly articulate differences within each view. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE VIEWS The Free Grace View. All holding the Free Grace
Do All True Believers Live Righteous Lives? – Righteousness in the Pastoral Epistles
While there are many passages which speak of righteousness which is imputed to the believer (e.g., Rom 4:3-6; 2 Cor 5:21; Gal 3:6), the majority of passages speaking about righteousness do not refer to imputed righteousness. Rather, they refer to lives which are actually characterized by righteous deeds! The terms righteous, righteousness, and righteously (Gk.