Saved sinner or saint?

Following on from last week one of the outcomes of worm theology is to think of the Christian as 'just a sinner saved by grace'. There may be some truth to that statement but theres an awful lot of truth missing - enough to make it wrong. The scriptures repeatedly state in various ways that … Continue reading Saved sinner or saint?

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Predestined, Called, Justified and Glorified?

I was preaching on Sunday on the subject "Salvation belongs to our God - Understanding the Process of Salvation" and I was struck in my preparation by the fact that Paul says we have not only been justified but we have also been glorified (Romans 8:30). Now it's strange that the rest of this verse we … Continue reading Predestined, Called, Justified and Glorified?

Low view of man – high view of God?

Last week I attended a conference at which the speaker used the illustration of a see-saw to illustrate the idea that when we have a high view of man we correspondingly have a low view of God, and when we have a high view of God we correspondingly have a low view of man. I … Continue reading Low view of man – high view of God?

Faith & Works 3

FAITH AND WORKS – EITHER/OR, BOTH, OR WHAT? Theres quite a bit of interest in this so I thought it would be good to follow on.... This is so important to get right. One of the areas where the devil seeks to cripple the Christian is in the area of faith and works. He'll suggest … Continue reading Faith & Works 3