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Jesus' death

Jesus’ death is not a loaded gun

gunMany Christians have an inadequate view of the death of Jesus.  Many think that Jesus’ death is like a loaded gun.  There’s a lot of potential, but the shot is not fired, salvation is not actually accomplished for anyone.  Individuals, themselves, have to pull the trigger and then, and only then, is the shot is fired and our salvation is accomplished.  The trigger is pulled, they contend, when we believe the gospel.  Jesus thus potential died for all, but Jesus’ death is only really effective for those who pull the trigger.

The Bible has a different view of Jesus’ death.

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Christian Worldview

All things for good

prosperity-dummiesRomans 8:28 may sound like a cliché, but it’s profoundly true.  In times of turmoil and tragedy it is the Christian’s great comfort and solid ground.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

The Apostle Paul writes, “And we know”.  He assumes the Christians in Rome would have been taught this foundational truth about the sovereignty of God.  

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Wait, don’t emigrate

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I’m sure you also enjoy watching the home renovation shows on TV.  The family goes away for a few days, a specialized building and renovation team come in, and when the family turns they can’t believe their eyes.  There is a new, improved, better house and everyone’s happy, crying and hugging.  

The Bible tells us that this is what’s going to happen to our world and universe.  At a time in the future that only God knows, our present world and universe will be set free from its bondage to corruption and be totally renovated, renewed and transformed into what God intended it to be.