Month: November 2010

Tolerant Or Rigid?

TOLERANT OR RIGID? Is God the God of Jews only?  Is God not the God of Gentiles also?  Yes – since God is one who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.  Romans 3:29-30             The Jews believed that God was … Continue reading Tolerant Or Rigid?

Boasting

BOASTING Then what becomes of our boasting?  It is excluded.  Romans 3:27             If Jesus took all the wrath that I deserved upon Himself, then what is there for me to boast about?  Only that “I am a sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”  … Continue reading Boasting

Permissive Misperception

­­PERMISSIVE MIS-PERCEPTIONS ‘Propitiation’ was to show God’s righteousness, because in his forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time.  Romans 3:25-26             I’ve been pretty worked up emotionally since writing yesterday.  I realized that I didn’t … Continue reading Permissive Misperception

God ~ Soft On Sin?

GOD – SOFT ON SIN? ‘Propitiation’ was to show God’s righteousness, because in his forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time.  Romans 3:25-26             When Nathan confronted David over his relationship with Bathsheba, and David … Continue reading God ~ Soft On Sin?

Moved By A Word

MOVED BY A WORD ..Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.  Romans 3:25             “Propitiation” is a word we usually pass over quickly when reading through Romans.  Someone once said that it means “substitute”.  Knowing … Continue reading Moved By A Word

Measuring The Atonement

MEASURING THE ATONEMENT For there is no distinction: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified by his grace as a gift.  Romans 3:22b-24a             People who consider themselves ‘good’ believe on some level that they don’t need … Continue reading Measuring The Atonement

But Now

BUT NOW But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it - the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.  Romans 3:21-22             What wonderful words … Continue reading But Now

Who Is Unreasonable?

WHO IS UNREASONABLE? For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight.  Romans 3:20             The one whom I offend is the one who has the right to tell me what it will take to make the relationship right.  … Continue reading Who Is Unreasonable?

Bad News – Good News

BAD NEWS – GOOD NEWS “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.”  Romans 3:10-11 I can not be fully moved by the Gospel and the power of the cross until I admit to myself that I am not … Continue reading Bad News – Good News

When Truth Is Cornered

WHEN TRUTH IS CORNERED What if some were unfaithful?  Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?  Romans 3:3 Paul has just spent many verses explaining that Jews and Gentiles must both come to a faith in Christ to be saved.  The ground at the … Continue reading When Truth Is Cornered