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What is the proper use of insults?

Regarding a practical principle, just remember two things: truth and context. The act of murder is prohibited, and not all killings. Only an unjust killing is a murder, a sinful act. Thus, what ...
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What is the proper use of insults?

Matthew 5:21-22 CSB You have heard that it was said to our ancestors, Do not murder, and whoever murders will be subject to judgment. But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother or sister ...
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How does covenant theology handle the priestly covenant?

This question prompted me to pull out two books on Covenant theology, as explained by Reformed theologians. One was written in 2013 (The Book of the Covenant, B.N. Howard), the other in 2017 (Sacred ...
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What is the proper use of insults?

What is the proper use of insults? First of all, let us look at the text of Matthew 5:22. The Koine Greek text, according to Westcott and Hort, reads: εγω δε λεγω υμιν οτι πας ο οργιζομενος τω αδελφω ...
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What is the proper use of insults?

A basic problem in understanding the biblical use of language we consider to be offensive today is that of piezogesis - squeezing scripture into preconceived ideas / doctrines / practices. In this ...
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How does personal Confession work from a Reformed Perspective?

There is an often-overlooked truth about Protestantism, which is that Luther did not abolish private confession. While those brought up Protestant often do not feel the same need to for private ...
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How does personal Confession work from a Reformed Perspective?

There is an overlooked universal truth regarding how God deals with sin today that should help our view of confession: God is not imputing sin to anyone today. Our sins were left in the ground with ...
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What are the views of Reformed Protestants on Christian mysticism?

I am not going to try and analyze all kinds of miscellaneous mysticism under the Reformed view, as the Reformed view will not have specific opinions but only a series of cautions for all types of ...
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What are the views of Reformed Protestants on Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement?

I want to preface that although I am largely going to speak disparagingly about the Charismatic movement of today, in general, it does not mean that a person who is charismatic is necessarily less ...
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What is the “New Perspective on Paul” and is it biblical according to Reformed Protestants?

I am not an expert on NT Wright but I scanned one of his chapters on Justification purely out the interest that your question has aroused. I am Reformed in my view. All quotes are from NT Wright's ...
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How does the Holy Spirit bear witness to our hearts in a Protestant lens?

Of course the first time a person experiences this inner witness is immediately after experiencing the new birth by putting their faith in the gospel, obtaining justification apart from their own evil ...
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How does the Holy Spirit bear witness to our hearts in a Protestant lens?

It is through a believer's conscience that the Spirit (through God's written Word) would 'bear witness to our hearts': Romans 8:11-16 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell ...
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