Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

JUSTIFICATION: BEING DECLARED RIGHTEOUS Think of justification as a legal term, which is--in a sense--what it is. God, the judge of all humankind, has every right to demand satisfaction for our having broken his laws. We are culpable, each one of us, and as the Scripture says, "Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul ...


1

Yes. All Christian churches and groups that base their beliefs on the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) believe that people of all religions can be saved if they believe in God and live a good life according to the teachings of their own religion. This belief is not a recent development, but has been part of New Church (Swedenborgian) doctrine ...


0

The term'limited atonement' is not actually a helpful term. Every theological position that advocates that Jesus Christ provides an atonement applies some sort of limitation to that atonement with the exception of universalism. For whom did Jesus die The question really boils down to who did Jesus die for, did he die to achieve the actual salvation of the ...


0

A widespread belief around the middle of the first century was that the parousia would happen in the lifetimes of those still alive. For example, as Bart D. Ehrman points out in Forged, p106, Paul expected the second coming of Jesus imminently. This is made particularly clear in 1 Thessalonians 4:17, where he expected to be one of those present at the end: ...


0

St. John 3:5 tells us a man is born of "water and of the Spirit." "Washing of regeneration" (Titus 3:5) is the water part of this process; being renewed of the Holy Ghost is the Spirit part ... and final leg of the born again process. The visual that is often provided for believers is that regeneration is the sole effort needed to complete the process, ...


3

You perception of what limited atonement means is incorrect, therefore, your analogy is flawed. Limited atonement is not a declaration that the atonement is not enough to cover the world. On the contrary, Christ's death is infinitely sufficient. Limited atonement is a declaration that the world will only receive atonement in limited number (i.e. the elect). ...


-1

God see's the End of everything at the beginning, before Creation. God planned Jesus coming to the Earth and completing the ONLY acceptable Sacrifice for the PAST sins, PRESENT sins, and FUTURE sins, of everyone, only One Time, Forever. All other sacrifices other than Jesus was not sufficient to satisfy God's requirement. Everyone who died before Jesus, who ...


-1

There has always been Sacrifices for Sin. The most perfect sacrifice with out blemish was used through out the old testament. The New Testament didn't start until Jesus's death. The Gospels are at the end of the Old Testament. Hebrews 10 states that the Old Testament Sacrifice's were not perfect; that's the reason the worshipers had to keep coming back every ...


0

Not anymore, God doesn't want your sacrifice because Jesus already done a great sacrifice for us in Calvary, our sacrifice for salvation is useless because we can't surpass what He did "He died and rose again the third day" (1 Corinthians 15:4). Remember one of the criminals crucified with Jesus (Luke 23:38-43) on how did he get the assurance of salvation ...


-3

Numbers 21:8 records: The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live." and it seemed to work. I see no implied sacrifice here. (Verse 9 in the NIV clarifies that Moses MADE a BRONZE snake. So there was no death.)


0

Well, if Satan using Judas to betray Jesus to his eventual death (which would in turn defeat death, and so Satan), proves that Satan was unaware of God's salvation plan, (or thought killing Jesus would defeat him)... then why, when Peter tells Jesus (upon predicting his own death) 'it will not be so' (a temptation to Jesus to NOT go through with submission ...


-1

God can forgive sin without sacrifice. Psalm 40:6 .....'Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required." Jesus said that if we forgive those who trespass against us, our Father in heaven will forgive us. If we do not, then neither will our Father in heaven forgive us. (Matthew ...


-2

It is clear to me that God can, has, and will forgive sin without sacrifice. Here are a few verses from the Psalms and Prophets that make this point: Ezekiel 18: 20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon ...


2

I have found that the first part of Hebrews 10 addresses this question rather directly. We are all familiar with the Jewish sacrifices of the Old Testament and we understand that they were intended as a foreshadowing of the great and last sacrifice of the Savior. Here are the verses. 1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the ...


-4

It would appear from the gospel stories that God can and does forgive without sacrifice. Rhoads, Dewey and Michie say in Mark as Story, page 113, Mark's Gospel portrays Jesus already pardoning sin during his life and authorising others to do the same. His death is not needed to make forgiveness possible, so Mark does not portray Jesus' death as a ...


-2

2 CHRONICLES 7:14 "and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land." No need for Blood? What say you?


7

Hebrews 9:22 answers this question definitely: Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (ESV) The author of Hebrews goes on from this verse to say that the spiritual things needed to be purified with greater sacrifices than that of animals, and pointed to the ...


0

In Hebrews 3:11-13, Paul uses the example of the Hebrew exodus to bring home a lesson to Christians. In that instance, the people of God were being brought out of slavery into a land of milk and honey. The problem then, as now, is that the people were complaining about their discomforts all the way there rather than praising God for where they were going and ...


1

I wonder, how does the suffering of Jesus/God show love. I cannot believe that Jesus suffered to forgive our sins. Indeed, his love should be defined by more than whether Jesus died to forgive our sins. Rhoads, Dewey and Michie say, in Mark as Story, page 113, that the modern reader needs to be cautious not to read into Mark theological meanings that later ...


0

In regards to the free will comment above, let me use an example to illustrate my point. If I, as a father, know my son's favorite ice-cream is vanilla, and I am taking my family to the ice-cream store, and I right a note to my wife with a grin and say in the note "he's going to get vanilla." Then we get to the store, he is given the choice as to what to ...


-2

From a Lutheran perspective, does Hebrews 6 mean that some who fall away can never be restored? I also was raised Lutheran. Hebrews chapter six seems to offer two possibilities Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted ...


1

Paul Kretzmann wrote a popular Biblical commentary from a Lutheran perspective. Regarding Hebrews 6, he wrote, "the behavior here described is the sin against the Holy Ghost." Regarding the sin against the Holy Ghost (spoken of in Matthew 12, Mark 3, and Luke 12), he writes: The sin is committed, not against the person, but against the work of the Holy ...



Top 50 recent answers are included