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 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 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? ‘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 ..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 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 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? 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 “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 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