God’s Salvation By Faith (Part 3 of The Sufficiency of Christ’s Righteousness)
ROMANS 5 (cont.)
Romans 5:12 (NKJV) **
12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned
**All scripture is from the New King James Version unless other wise noted
In verse 12 Paul says, through Adam sin entered the world. So Adam ate the fruit in disobedience to the word of God and at the moment he did, sin entered the world. Right before that moment, God proclaimed that if Adam were to disobey His word concerning the fruit, He said to Adam, You shall surely die. Continue reading
Justification is the sufficiency of Christ (Part 1 of The sufficiency of Christ’s Righteousness) ROMANS 5
Salvation from the penalty of sin is not gained by our efforts nor is it by our works. However, we are granted righteousness, we are credited as righteous and we are credited with our salvation which is through our faith in Jesus.
- Abraham’s life proved it
- David’s words proved it
Do you want to enter heaven upon your death? Do you want to be counted among those who are saved? Then simply believe in the saving work of Jesus Christ and through faith you will be saved. But… you may still have concerns about this truth. Can you really find peace in the gospel and that kind of assurance? And can you be sure God is satisfied with our faith alone? Well, we know how bad we’ve been and we know in our heart just what we’ve done. And for that matter what some are still doing in some cases. And it’s just, that God is willing to let us stand before Him right now and on the day of our death and have no condemnation just because I believed something He stated in His Word. Is there no room for a little doubt? Continue reading
Transfiguration of Christ
The Transfiguration of Jesus is an event reported in the New Testament when Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain. The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36) describe it, and the Second Epistle of Peter also refers to it (2 Peter 1:16–18). It has also been hypothesized that the first chapter of the Gospel of John alludes to it (John 1:14).
The purpose of the transfiguration of Christ was to reveal Himself in His heavenly glory. It was so His disciples who accompanied Him could gain a greater understanding of the truth of who Jesus was. Jesus underwent a dramatic change in appearance that allowed the disciples to witness Him in His glory. These disciples until that moment had only known Him in His human body, but now they see the true deity of Christ, even though they could not fully comprehend it. Continue reading