… but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16 ESV (more…)
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8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
I posted the above on Facebook not long ago. This morning, I wish to unpack it by just a bit. Many of my friends struggle with holiness. They lie awake with concern that God will not consider them worthy on the Day of Judgment. I remind them of the basic Gospel message, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him will not parish but have ever lasting life.” (John 3.16) (more…)
I keep hearing (and reading) people say “God/Jesus is love, therefore, if He were here today, He would love me how I am.” Generally, this statement is used to validate someone’s lifestyle or choices that usually contradicts what the Bible actually teaches as right and wrong. Yet, to call God/Jesus loving only paints a part of the picture. Its like saying that an elephant is like a water hose because you felt its trunk. Sure, you’re kinda right, but if you stop there, you’re really, really wrong because you missed the whole picture.