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The Law of Christ

The Law of Christ is a subject near and dear to my heart because “the law of Christ is all the wonder of His perfect divine humanity, calling His disciples to follow Him and empowering them to do so by His own resurrection life working within them. The high calling of every Christian is nothing less than to put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 This morning, our pastor, Phillip Dancy, PhD, preached on Roman 6:12-23. 2  He has been preaching through the Epistle to the Romans since February 11th. This area of the epistle is on the subject of sanctification: “being made holy as God is holy.” He named the sermon, “The Gospel of Freedom.” 3  Today’s sermon inspired me to write about the law of Christ which he mentioned in his sermon. Based on what Dr. Dancy said, I believe that he and I share the same understanding regarding the law of Christ. Dr. Dancy said, “since we are free from the law, are we free to sin? Of course not! We have freedom to do what we ought to do.” 4  He went

Why Do I Write

The first post that I made to this blog was named: Jesus the Fulfillment of God's Law , posted June 19, 2010 . Today's post will be my 420th which means that I have averaged one writing a week for eight years. During that time I have grown in understand of God the Father and Jesus Christ His only begotten Son our Lord and the Holy Spirit, the church, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection of the body to eternal life. Lord willing I will continue to grow in my understanding because Jesus prayed to the Father that this is eternal life. (Jn 1-5) The past few days I have desired to write, but did not know what I should write. I have had several things on my mind: my job as a Registered Nurse, the great commission, the law of Christ and a discovery that I made just yesterday in The Gospel According to John . I have a great deal to say about all of these and will write about them in the days to come but today I would like to reflect on the why I write this blog. I hav

How Persecution Changed Baptist Theology

I love reading the Scriptures, because like the apostle Paul said to Timothy: All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 1  I also like reading church history because it helps me understand why things are the way they are especially when they do not line up with what I understand from reading Scripture. Recently I read  The Gospel According to Matthew,  in doing so, I found something that does not line up with what is often taught. As a Reformed Baptist I was told that we should adhere to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of faith. I have a copy of this confession on my book shelf, I read it a couple of times a year, but reading through Matthew I found a few things that do not line up. Article 19 of the 1689 London Baptist Confession speaks to  The Law of God.  The writers of this confession say that the  Ten Commandments

How does election help us in our evangelism?

This past week one of the nurses on my unit asked: "Are there any physical proofs for Christianity. I mean, is there anything that we can show an atheist as proof for Christianity?" Here is the answer that I gave: "Yes, there are archeological evidences for the history of Christianity, you can look these up in a Christian History Book, Bible Dictionary, or Bible Handbook, but none of these are going to convince an unbeliever. The apostle Paul said that the gospel is the power of God for salvation 1 and faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of Christ; 2  therefore, we must preach the gospel. Jesus told His disciples: "When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning." 3  In order for someone to come to faith in Christ they need both the inward testimony of the Spirit a