Monthly Archives: October 2010

Christian liberty includes concern for others

As those who belong to Christ our goal is to be well-pleasing to him.  That includes being careful not to cause those who may be weaker in the faith to sin. In Romans 14:14 Paul makes clear that what we … Continue reading

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Reflections on being sons and daughters of God

“The people of God are the sons of God the Father and he sustains to them this highest and most intimate of relationships. This fact enhances the marvel of the relationship established by adoption. The first person of the Godhead is not only the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ but is also the God and Father of those who believe in Jesus’ name.” (John Murray, *Redemption Accomplished and Applied,* p. 139.) Continue reading

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Life in the Spirit

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. That is the first stanza of a villanelle by Dylan Thomas as he was … Continue reading

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The fruit of the vine: Basic principles of Christian liberty

Christian liberty and liberty of the conscience are rich concepts (see the Westminster Confession of Faith 20:1 and 2).  In Christ we have been set free from bondage to Satan, sin, and death.  We are no longer bound by the … Continue reading

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The fruit of the vine: Christian liberty — Where are we going?

Why am I taking the time and space to reflect on the subject of Christian liberty?  It may be helpful to repeat what I pointed out at the beginning, that although the subject arose in the context of questions about … Continue reading

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