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        A recent discussion between a Jewish believer and a gentile believer about the Law and grace ended with the critical question, “Why did God address New Covenant believers through such an abundance of biblical imperatives?”  The astonishing answer to this simple query has profound implications for the believer, both during and after […]

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an editorial on the 2008 telescoped/truncated/transferred version of the gospel of jesus christ       A previous editorial, The 2008 Version of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, highlighted the reality that present-day Gospel presentations discard God’s promise of godliness that is based upon a promised freedom, or deliverance, from the control of indwelling sin in […]

A Saint Saved By Grace

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an editorial on the 2008 version of the gospel of jesus christ         Today’s gospel presentations are framed, in positive terms, as the way to get to heaven.  Framed negatively, they are how to avoid going to hell.  That’s it.  Nothing more.       Yet the gospel of Jesus Christ recorded in the […]

I just realized that one can go to heaven, and yet, not be saved! Here’s how: Salvation is twofold. One, an unsaved person needs forgiveness of sins to have eternal life.  Once the unsaved one believes God’s promise of forgiveness of sins, he has eternal life and will not come into judgment.  The reality is […]

An Essay On Chapter One Of Paul’s Letter To The Saints in Rome     During Nero’s reign—around A.D. 56-57—some two-dozen years after Christ’s death and resurrection, the apostle Paul dictated a letter to the saints in Rome.  Paul dictated while staying in the bustling, decadent, Grecian city of Corinth—where the east/west trade routes of the empire joined.  […]

Orthodoxy Versus Paradoxy The Gospel, Part II   Orthodoxy is conformity to an official formulation of truth.  Among the New Testament writers, none was so familiar with, and dedicated to, orthodoxy than Judaism’s great Pharisee, Saul of Tarsus.  His personal testimony, in Rom. 7:7-8:4, revealed the point at which the powerful engines of orthodoxy collided head-on […]

THE GOSPEL  God’s New Covenant for His Child as Described in God’s Word  The New Covenant as Stated in Ezekiel 36:25-27  “I [the Sovereign LORD] will sprinkle pure water over you, and you will be clean from all your uncleanness; I will purify you from all your idols.  I will give you a new heart, […]