August 31, 2014 @ 2:22 PM
If it is not our works that save us but rather our faith, what are we to have faith in that saves us, and from what are we saved?
Titus 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”
The renewing of the Holy Ghost saves us. How does the Holy Ghost renew us and again, from what are we saved? And how are we to have believe or faith that this renewing is what will save us? And how do we gain the faith in this Holy Ghost renewal?
2 Timothy 1:9 “Who hath saved us, and calledus with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in ...
August 16, 2014 @ 2:20 PM
Romans 3:20 “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
The previous post on July 19, 2014 talks about the law being either carnal or spiritual. And on July 5 and May 24 the posts talk about two laws in the bible, the Law of Faith and Law of Works. See these previous posts as needed.
Here in Romans 3:20 it specifies that doing deeds of the law do not justify or make you good. In other words, efforts to follow a law does not justify you or make you righteous.
James 2:24-25 ”Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had ...
August 9, 2014 @ 1:16 PM
Translation errors? And more on grace
Romans 9:21 “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?”
In the original Greek language for Romans 9:21, the words “one” and “another” are not present in the text. These words have been added by the translator. The translations could read “Hath not the potter power over the same lump of clay, to make it a vessel unto honor and unto dishonor?” This verse is not necessarily talking about two different people, but one person who has to capacity for both honor and dishonor, which actually describes everyone.
Romans9:22 “What if God, willing to shewhis ...