Good works are an essential and inevitable component of the Christian life because they are the fruit of saving faith.
The Father, Son, and Spirit work in perfect unity to accomplish salvation, but there are several key ways that the Spirit works particularly in the application of salvation.
The Bible isn’t a “once upon a time… and they lived happily ever after” story. Instead, there is a tragic fall, a growing hope, and a final victory. In the unfolding story of Scripture, we see a Kingdom ruined by sin, redeemed through God’s covenant promises, and finally restored by a Crucified King.
Someday, Jesus would go to another garden, a place called Gethsemane, and He would obey where Adam failed. He would redeem us from the curse, by becoming a curse for us.
Rather than letting sin destroy His creation, God would send a Messiah to reverse the curse.
God cannot be tamed. He is a God of mercy and a God of justice. He is beautiful and dangerous. He should be loved as Father and revered as King, feared as Judge and treasured as Savior.
For the sake of the Church’s unity, faithfulness, and witness, this is an important book to read.
Seeking unity across theological circles is a God-honoring pursuit. But dismissing the damage of false teachers is not.
Life barrages us with bad news. It can be discouraging, disorienting, and devastating at times. So, here is some good news to hold fast to today. God’s word never fails.
When our sin casts us before the throne of grace, God will never cast us away. Then, we can go back to our friends and family to seek forgiveness for the seventy-seventh time, strengthened with the hope that God will faithfully transform us into his likeness, one degree of glory at a time.