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What is the meaning of Repent?

John the Baptist and Jesus Christ opened their ministries on Earth calling for repentance (Matthew 4:17, Mark 1:15). Jesus, in His Revelation to John, called the church of Ephesus to repent. Revelations 2:5 Remember therefore from where you are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come to you quickly, and will […]

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The Deity of Christ in the New Testament Scriptures

The deity of Christ is explicitly stated in the Scriptures. But some verses are subject to the revisionists who exclude certain readings, depending on which Greek NT manuscript they were translated from.  Whether the Traditional Text in the Textus Receptus (the Received Text, published by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam in 1516 A.D.) is used or the Critical Text (CT), […]

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The just shall live!

For about 40 years I have heard believers state, “the just shall live by faith.” For that whole time I have taken that to mean, that by their faith, or following their faith, they will live on this earth. That is, we follow the blueprint that God laid down in the Bible for us to […]

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By faith alone, resting on the mercy of God

Justification by Faith. The Name and Thing Defined by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. Justification by faith has been discussed before this, but slightly, because it was necessary first to understand that the faith, by which alone we attain justification, is not unattended by good works. The subject of justification must now be fully discussed, with the […]

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Does God love or hate sinners?

“Who loved me” Galatians 2:20 …is the verse from the Daily Remembrancer this morning February 23.1 It reminded me of what one of my sons once asked in an email: Does God love or hate sinners? These verses2 seem to indicate that He hates sinners (emphases in original email): Psalm 5:4-6 For You are not […]

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