Timeless truths about salvation. In the middle of the three chapters (9-11) Paul addressed God’s sovereignty, he presents the clearest presentation of HOW someone is saved. He presents YOUR part of salvation. You must “confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord.” Confession is agreeing with God. It is not simply speaking words. It is not … Continue reading Crystal Clear
Timeless truth about the remnant being saved. While God sovereignly chose a nation to be set apart, He also chose the way of salvation. He set aside Israel and He predetermined that salvation would be by faith. So, only a “remnant” of those “chosen” were actually saved. Why didn’t all of Israel become saved since … Continue reading Israel’s Remnant
Timeless truths about God hardening hearts. The context of Romans 9-11 is Paul’s presentation of the Gospel to the church in Rome. He clarifies that God has not broken His covenant with Israel. Our section today brings us to another challenging passage. Does God harden the hearts of people? Paul states that God is just … Continue reading Who hardens the heart?
Timeless truths about our struggle with sin. Romans 7 is an incredible chapter. But it is also one filled with intense debate. Paul records his struggle with sin. He doesn’t do the things he knows he needs to do and he does the things he shouldn’t do. The battle is real and powerful. The debate … Continue reading The Struggle
Timeless truths about reconciliation. Sin separates us from God. Nothing you can do will reconcile you to God. So Jesus Christ came into the world to pay the penalty for your sin. When you trust in Christ as the Lord God, you have peace with God. Your relationship with your creator totally changes. Now you … Continue reading Reconciliation
Timeless truths about bragging. With all the debate about HOW a person is saved, Paul clarifies and settles for all time the very nature of salvation in Romans 4. The entire book is written to explain the Gospel. Abraham is the perennial Patriarch of the Old Testament. How was he saved? He did nothing to … Continue reading Nothing to brag about…
Timeless truths about salvation. Can one lose their salvation? In other words, after being saved, can a person become lost? Here is a better question: What was the basis for your salvation? Were you saved solely based on God’s grace OR did you mix your works in with God’s grace? If you mixed your works … Continue reading Sealed and secure