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Church History Quiz

There has been a lot of discussion throughout Church History about how to be justified or be declared righteous before God – how not to be condemned.   Let’s look at quotes from church history about justification. One of these quotes is remarkably different. Can you figure out which one that is?   “For if…

How good are you?

If you want to be declared righteous before God based on your own efforts and have eternal life, how good do you have to be?   Jesus tells us what the greatest commandment is.   “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your…

Peace

Whether it is in the Middle East or between different races or different nations, peace is lacking in this world.   But our greatest need for peace is with God. The apostle Paul calls us “children of wrath”. (Ephesians 2:3)   This is the state we are in:   None is righteous, no, not one;…

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Have I become your enemy?

In the first century AD, the apostle Paul wrote to the church at Galatia to correct a very serious error.   Paul had taught them that one has only to trust in Jesus in order to be declared righteous before God. (The Bible uses the term “justify” for this, which is the opposite of “condemn”.)  …