Category Archives: Rebuilding the Foundations

Jude 3: Over-Agonizing for the Once for All Delivered Faith

Dear saints, Jude, our Lord’s brother, commanded us long ago to epagonizomai for the faith once for all delivered to us. Epagonizomai means to “over agonize.” In Colossians 1:29, Paul said he was agonizomai, agonizing, with God’s energeo, God’s energy, … Continue reading

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Doing Good Works Is not Legalism: Salvation by Faith the Bible Way

In this post, I want to rescue you from the negative attitude towards good works that is so common in modern churches. The Conflict: Works and Faith The source of that negative attitude is verses like Romans 3:28, which says, … Continue reading

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Good People Go To Heaven; Bad People Perish

As an evangelical, I was taught that good people do not go to heaven; saved people do. Now that Jesus died, it is all about faith. Saved people go to heaven, no matter what they do, and people who do … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the (Penal?) Substitutionary Atonement

This is an email I sent to someone who wrote to me (from the Netherlands!). I have edited it to make it clearer, so you are getting a better version than he did. I would love to discuss the atonement! … Continue reading

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Access to Grace: Romans 5:1-2

There is a lot you can get from God by faith. If you have the right kind of faith, you could tell a tree to get up and replant itself somewhere else (Luke 17:6). The greatest thing you can get … Continue reading

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“Global” Passages of Scripture

My wife reminded me about passages I call “global passages.” They cover the entire Christian life from conversion to the final judgment in just a few verses. I only have two right now. Romans 7:24 to 8:13 This passage is … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Foundations: The Cross, the Resurrection, and the Foundation.

To be sure, the cross of Jesus Christ was an amazing place. I cannot do justice to its importance or to the unfathomable spiritual battle that happened there. The cross released us from all that had held us in bondage. … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Foundations: What is the Gospel?

Some writers struggle with writer’s block. My problem is having too many things to write about! I have to finish¬†Rome’s Audacious Claim. That is a priority.¬† The draft in 90% done, but there will be a lot of editing and … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Foundations: The Just Judgment of God

“ButterintheField,” whose comments have occasionally led me to create a post, has reminded me in a comment that I had better finish up at least one part of the Rebuilding the Foundations series. I stopped doing this project on the … Continue reading

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We Can’t Do Anything Without Jesus

I hope at least a couple of you are wondering why I haven’t posted in a couple weeks. If you are one of those two people, lol, here is why. My attempt to expand last year’s “Rebuilding the Foundation” series … Continue reading

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