Christ: Our Substitute, Life, and Righteousness (part two)

Christ: Our Substitute, Life, and Righteousness Part Two Please click here to refer to Part One (for the fuller context) before starting Part Two XI. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick Consider also Proverbs 13:12 (in light of the above; this time where Hiphil is used in the participle form): “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick <02470> (8688): but…

Christ: Our Substitute and our Righteousness (part one)

Christ: Our Substitute, Life, and Righteousness Part One Lamentation 1:18 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity. 19 I called for my lovers, [but] they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave…

New Testament Verses that Pertain to Eternal Vital Union

New Testament Verses that Pertain to Eternal Vital Union Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And…

Is God The Author Of Sin?

Is God The Author Of Sin? Introduction When discussing matters pertaining to the absolute sovereignty of God, a question that often arises is whether God is the author of sin. We know that God is not the author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33), but the discussion focuses around whether God, who ordains all things and causes…

Mental Assent Alone Is Not True Faith

Mental Assent Alone Is Not True Faith Curt Wildy In light of the question: Does having a mere “mental assent” to the truths of the Gospel equate to having a true, God-given faith in the Godhead and Christ that the Gospel reveals, it is my belief that “mental assent” alone does not equate to true…

The Lord Our Only Sabbath – Part Two

Genesis 2 A Sabbath for all Mankind? Section II by Curt Wildy What about the establishment of the seven-day week? As mentioned above, some argue that the very existence of a seven-day week evidences the existence of a Sabbath rest. In regards to Genesis 8:10, 12 (“And he stayed yet other seven days; and again…

The Lord Our Only Sabbath – Part One

Genesis 2 A Sabbath for all Mankind? – Section I by Curt Wildy Introduction to Part One There is a great deal of controversy within the camp of the saints regarding the Christian’s relationship to Sabbath-keeping. Confusion abounds regarding the scope, applicability, and purpose of the Seventh-Day Sabbath; whether it was rolled-over into a First-Day…

Some brief thoughts concerning the source of faith…

Some brief thoughts concerning the source of faith… The Source of Faith The Bible declares that man must have faith to walk with God; consider, Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek…