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By Faith Alone Romans 3-5

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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…

Regrets! I've Had A Few-How About You?

Frank Sinatra – My Way Lyrics And now, the end is near; 
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear, 
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.

I've lived a life that's full.
I've traveled each and every highway; 
And more, much more than this, 
I did it my way.

Regrets, I've had a few; 
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course; 
Each careful step along the byway, 
And more, much more than this, 
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt, 
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall; 
And did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried.
I've had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside, 
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that; 
And may I say - not in a shy way, 
"Oh no, oh no not me, 
I did it my way".

For what is a man, …

The Intellectual Yet Idiot Class Gets the Debate Wrong (Again!)

I am not a fan of Donald Trump for a lot of reasons which I won't expound on right now, but I am hopeful that for once in his life he sincerely sees the Clintons and those backing them as dangerous to this nation's well-being. The note I am providing is from Newt Gingrich. The Clinton's turned the White House into a frat house during the first administration and did the nation great harm when considering security. They were glib and foolish and brought shame to the nation. Just because they were popular does not make them right, in fact, it shows the stupidity of the American voting public. Bill was so concerned about some things he did just before his impeachment that he had Sandy Berger, his chief of staff, steal some documents from the library of Congress that would implicate him in a security breach. All of this is fact and should be known by those who were not alive at the time but able to vote. He and Hillary were both notorious liars and it lead to his impeachment-h…