For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally … Continue Reading The Spiritual Life
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? —Matthew 26:53 “He could have called ten thousand … Continue Reading He Could Have Called Ten Thousand Angels
When browsing the agora (Canst thou speak Greek?), it is not uncommon to come across something blaming Christianity for guilty feelings about something. The thought is often that the teachings … Continue Reading That Feeling of Guilt
So here is a confession— Contrary to my fundamentalist leanings, I have enjoyed rock ‘n roll music over the years. Much of it, I have walked away from because it … Continue Reading Rebels
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of … Continue Reading No Condemnation
Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin … Continue Reading Two Laws and the Believer
For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it. —Isaiah 28:20 The Lord, … Continue Reading A Bed Too Short and a Blanket Too Small
What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law … Continue Reading The Law and Sin
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman … Continue Reading Dead to the Law Also
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his … Continue Reading Whom Do You Serve?
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but … Continue Reading Under Grace
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is … Continue Reading Crucified and Risen With Christ
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye … Continue Reading Who Are You?
Imagine yourself employed in a factory. This factory is dark, the working conditions are terrible, the work is strenuous, and the pay…we will get to that later. The working hours … Continue Reading Whose Employee?
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign … Continue Reading Abundant Sin, Overabundant Grace
Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification … Continue Reading Condemned in Adam, or Justified in Christ