Spring/Summer 2018 Issue
In this issue, read topics about whether or not it is right to carry a gun to protect others as a Christian, loud worship volume in the church, find out why it is okay to dispute the scriptures, find out why you can talk to people about your problems, and much more. Plus, read an exciting testimony from a new contributing writer, Kim Bond and more devotional series topics.full course
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #30
- Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #32
- Wrong Verses Right: John 10:28 KJV
- Wrong Verses Right: Romans 3:7 KJV
- Are Christians Against Homosexuals? Umm.. No.
- My Salvation Testimony – by Contributing Writer Kim Bond
- Scriptures About Comforting All Who Mourn
- Top Five Reasons Some Church People Refuse to Apologize
- Is It Godly to Go to War?
- Do Catholics Worship Idols?
- Choosing Relevance Over Righteousness: Worship Volume
- When Your Pastor Cheats: Part II
- Christians Packing Heat
Wrong Verses Right: Romans 3:7 KJV
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto His glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner? ~Romans 3:7 KJV
The imperfect Christian doctrine uses this scripture to justify that the Apostle Paul is saying that the truth of God abounds because of our sin nature. In the mind of those who believe this, our sin nature is hopeless on this earth until we meet Him in heaven. This scripture is also misinterpreted to mean that even if we sin willfully, we’re covered automatically by grace.
First, the context of this scripture is that the Jews were saying that the early Christians were sinners because they were saying that God gave them favor while they were still in sin because they believed in Christ. The Jews were also remarking that the early Christians were saying, “Let’s do evil so that grace will come.” They did not believe in Jesus as Messiah so they could not see how grace came.
Second, the Apostle Paul is explaining that the grace of God abundantly covers through our sin so much that we should no longer be judged as sinners. Notice that the Apostle Paul says, “… why yet am I also judged as a sinner?’ All the early Christians were called saints, not sinners. The Apostle Paul and the saints were striving for perfection through Christ. Paul was discouraged that the Jews were calling the Christians “sinners” because they were explaining grace. (Basically, that’s the part of the gospel that says “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”) This is another reason why we should never call ourselves “sinners” or “imperfect Christians” because it goes against Paul’s statement and supports the Jewish attacks of that time.
Finally, this scripture is not about being covered through all sins we willfully commit as if we cannot help ourselves. Grace abounds through righteousness. We must abide in Christ and fear God while working out our salvation. Cite this article: Please update the Accessed or Retrieved date (September 13, 2015).
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