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Ok....been hanging around the house healing. I decided to read TF Torrance as @DaveXR650 mentioned him quite a few times recently (I am not very familiar with Torrance, only that he taught what he called "Total Atonement", believed the Atonement was accomplished at the Incarnation, and Christ - the Person of Christ - is this Atonement).
I ran across an interesting topic reading Torrance.
Torrance claimed that we often wrongly inject human logic into God’s grace, changing God's grace into...
Until about a year and a half ago, I was a practicing Mormon (member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). Since leaving, I now attend a local Baptist church whose chimes I could hear from my back porch since moving here four years ago.
Served a two year mission
Married in the Mormon Temple
Served in multiple leadership roles
Taught Sunday school for a decade or so
Left when I woke up to it being a pack of lies
Anywho, I've noticed in the church I attend now...
The reason is because the church and it's associated doctrines are "mysteries" and must be revealed to prepared hearts by the indwelling Spirit, who alone can teach us his words. Generally speaking, teachers who cannot understand and discern the mystery of the church of Jesus Christ are more than likely to be off center on all the major doctrines of the faith for that simple reason, lack of spiritual discernment. That is what I notice on these boards as I interact with denominational faith...
Reading arguments on this forum it occurs to me that Romans 3:26 is often taken out of its context and misused (I have done this as well).
Many have argued this as a type of problem or solution to how God has forgiven people without becoming unjust. I have argued the same - that God recreates man (man must die to sin, must be "born from above", born of the Spirit. While many things stated about God being Just and justifying sinners is true, we have to consider the passage itself. I...
Is God Intrinsically Just?
Psalms 99:4. ‘The King’s strength also loves justice; You have established equity;
You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.’
The question is: justice is clearly an attribute of God, but does He have to be just? Is it intrinsic to His nature?
The question weighed on the minds of theologians down the centuries. For many, the issue bore on the freedom of God. Psalms 115:3. ‘But our God is in heaven. He does whatever He pleases.’ Athanasius,...
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen, are temporal; but the things which are not seen, are eternal.—2 Corinthians 4:18.
The faith of the gospel stamps vanity upon the righteousness, glory, and happiness of every object short of Jesus. When the soul beholds the King in his glory, it pours contempt upon all things beside; all the transient objects of time and sense die in esteem while the crucified Saviour is in...
Ephesians 2:1-6 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his...
Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. 22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those...