Posts tagged Justification
8 Attributes of God We Encounter at the Cross

It is impossible for God’s mercy to override his justice. His holiness never conflicts with his love. Here are eight attributes of God we encounter at the cross, along with related Scripture passages and helpful quotes from respected theologians.

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Got Peace Right Now? 7 Things You Need to Know about Your Justification in Christ

As sinful creatures, the gospel does not come naturally to us. We need to be reminded over and over again of the fact that God’s grace is lavish. Here are seven things you need to know about how you are justified in Christ so you can better rest in all your Savior has done for you.

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Karma Versus Sowing and Reaping—What's the Difference?

If people reap what they sow, why do we see so many instances where justice is not carried out in this world? The principle of karma has an answer for this dilemma: people will eventually be paid back with good or evil in future reincarnations for the deeds they have done in the past. What does the Bible say?

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10 Facts You Need to Know about the Reformation (Rumors and Legends Dispelled)

When Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, in October of 1517, he did not consider himself a Protestant, but rather a Roman Catholic seeking conversation and reform concerning the abusive selling of indulgences. Here are ten facts about the Reformation you need to know.

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Works in the Book of James—“Fruits and Evidences of a True and Lively Faith”

“You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (James 2:24). Some people appeal to this verse in order to argue that God saves people by faith plus works. They tend to pit Paul, who writes that we are justified by faith and not works, against James, who apparently writes that we are justified by faith plus works. What are we to believe? Are Paul and James actually at odds with each other?

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2 Important Things to Remember about Fighting Sin—Romans 7:13-25

The longer I am a Christian, the more I realize how great a sinner I am. This realization is not necessarily a virtue in and of itself. Yet, it is by recognizing the depth of our sin that we can be brought to greater joy in Christ. Here are two important things every Christian should remember about fighting sin from Romans 7.

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