Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; (Heb 5:8 KJV) This verse has provoked me to think a lot over the years. What does it mean that Christ learned obedience? How would suffering teach him obedience? Jesus did not need to learn to obey, as though he […]
To receive the gospel is not merely to pray a prayer asking Jesus to come into one’s heart, but it is to put away the world and embrace the fullness of the claims of Christ. Washer, Paul. The Gospel’s Power and Message (p. 10). Kindle Edition.
It is unsound hermeneutically and extremely dangerous to use the almost constant rebellion of Israel to justify the near constant rebellion of the so-called carnal Christian and the professing church. The rampant rebellion in much of Western evangelicalism is not because the new covenant is no better than the old is or because it shares […]
When at any time thou art sick of thy work, and ready to think with Jonas to run from it, encourage thyself with that of God to Gideon, whom he called from the flail to thrash the mountains, ‘Go in this thy might,’ hath not God called thee? Gurnall, William. The Christian in Complete Armour […]