Many think that the Bible is too hard to understand, and as a result hesitate to communicate the message of the Bible to others. Sometimes people panic when they are asked by others what a certain passage of Scripture means. Can the Bible be understood? Can you communicate it to other people so that they … More Communicating the Bible Clearly (Introduction)
It is the will of God that the people of God grow in the grace of God. This growth takes place over the duration of the Christian life. This is the theme that Peter addresses in his second letter. Peter begins his letter by introducing himself, “Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ” … More An Introduction and Overview of 2 Peter (1:1-2)
The word justification is an important term in the Christian’s vocabulary. To be justified refers to the legal act in which God declares a guilty sinner just. This is done by God imputing righteousness to their account by means of faith in Christ. It is for this reason Martin Luther said, “justification is the article … More The Way of Justification (Romans 3:21-31)
Paul has made a clear and convincing case for the sinfulness of the Gentile (1:18-32) and the Jew (2:1-3:8). He now brings this first major section of his letter dealing with righteousness and sin (1:1-3:20) to a conclusion. As he steps back he describes the devastation of all humanity with one of the clearest passages … More The Guilt of all Humanity (Romans 3:9-20)
Paul continues to show how the wrath of God is revealed against the Jewish people. Though they were outwardly righteous, Paul confronts the Jews’ sinful state by unmasking three actions that characterised them and in turn blinded them.