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The Supernatural Birth of Jesus

Like Him, love Him, deny Him, or hate Him Jesus was real! He was either a liar, a lunatic. or truly Lord and Savior. The following is from Dr. John MacArthur and puts us in a position to decide what we believe about the man from Galilee who DID claim equality with God the Father! The Supernatural Birth of Jesus Selected ScripturesDecember 4, 201681-4      I’m always glad when Christmas comes around, because I finally have the opportunity to sing one of my favorite hymns, and it’s only sung around Christmas. That hymn is “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” It is not only my favorite Christmas Carol, but it is one of my very favorite hymns, and I’m not alone. In 1872 the Church of England selected the four greatest hymns in the English language, and “Hark the Herald Angels” was one of those hymns. I wait all year to sing this hymn, and then I find myself singing it and humming it to myself all through the season. It is a tribute to our Savior, our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is one of…

By Faith Alone Romans 3-5

Justification is the act of God whereby He declares that when a sinner believes in Jesus, that sinner is righteous in the eyes of God. Note four things about justification from Romans 3-5. It is . . .

          1.  Based on God's grace (Romans 3:24).
          2.  Grounded in the blood of Christ (Romans 5:9).
          3.  Not according to our works (Romans 4:5).
          4.  Through faith (Romans 3:28).

Sometimes people talk about justification and forgiveness as if they were the same thing. They are not. It is true that they happen at the same time and are inseparable.No one is forgiven who is not also justified. No one is justified who is not also forgiven. But they are not identical.

—Forgivenessis the subtraction of that which is sinful from your record.
—Justificationis the addition of that which is righteous to your record.

Let’s suppose I have obtained a copy of your transcript with your “official” grades. No, not your high school grades. I’m thinking of something more serious th…