Monthly Archives: February 2015

The just shall live!

For about 40 years I have heard believers state, “the just shall live by faith.” For that whole time I have taken that to mean, that by their faith, or following their faith, they will live on this earth. That … Continue reading

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By faith alone, resting on the mercy of God

Justification by Faith. The Name and Thing Defined by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. Justification by faith has been discussed before this, but slightly, because it was necessary first to understand that the faith, by which alone we attain justification, is not … Continue reading

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Real cost of being a believer

Recently (February 2015) we heard the terrible news of the martyrdom of the 21 young Egyptian Christian men in Libya, murdered at the hands of the Islamic death cult called ISIS, or Islamic State. For the full story JihadWatch or ChristianNews.com.au. When … Continue reading

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Does God love or hate sinners?

“Who loved me” Galatians 2:20 …is the verse from the Daily Remembrancer this morning February 23.1 It reminded me of what one of my sons once asked in an email: Does God love or hate sinners? These verses2 seem to … Continue reading

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What does biblical repentance mean?

On Repentance by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. Though we have shown how faith possesses Christ, and how by means of faith we enjoy His benefits, yet the subject would still be left in obscurity, unless we describe the effects which we … Continue reading

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On faith of believers and apostates

Faith Defined, And Its Properties Described by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. A great part of the world, when they hear the word faith, conceive it to be nothing more than a common assent to the evangelical history. And even those, who … Continue reading

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By the water and the blood and the fire

What is Declared Concerning Christ Rendered to Us by the Secret Operation of the Spirit by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. What Christ has received from His Father is nothing to us, till we are united to Him. Though it is true … Continue reading

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Making sense of the Census of Quirinius

by Mark Rogers In regards to the year of Jesus’ birth there have been various proposals. In particular there has been some debate about what Luke 2:1-5 really means. The debate revolves around when the empire-wide censuses took place in relation … Continue reading

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We will remember your Name

Psalm 8:4 What is man, that You are mindful of him? and the son of man, that You visit him? (KJVER)

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Daniel 12 prophecy

The Time of the End? This chapter is a continuation of the previous two chapters of Daniel. It should be read as a single unit with Daniel 10 and 11. The Scripture continues on from there, from the trouble, the great trouble … Continue reading

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