Sanctification: Different From Justification

This is a key difference between Protestantism, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox who often collapse justification into sanctification. "Justification and sanctification are something that we must distinguish when we talk about salvation because the Bible portrays them differently. Both justification and sanctification are concerned with righteousness. However, justification is God, as judge, declaring us to … Continue reading Sanctification: Different From Justification

Two Kinds of #Theosis

From Christification: A Lutheran Approach to Theosis by Jordan Cooper: "There are many different approaches to theosis in various authors and traditions, but there are two primary strands of thought on this subject. First, there is the earlier formulation as explained in Irenaeus and Athanasius. This approach to theosis is primarily theological in nature, arising … Continue reading Two Kinds of #Theosis

Five reasons why the law cannot condemn the believer

from True Christian Freedom by Samuel Bolton: All this the apostle puts plainly: ‘Who is he that condemneth? it is Christ that died’ (Rom. 8. 34). He sets the death of Christ against all the charges that can be brought. It is evident that the court of the law cannot condemn the believer: (1) Because … Continue reading Five reasons why the law cannot condemn the believer

Praise Him!

Rev. 4.1-3 "Where God is rightly seen, He will be seen exceeding stately and Glorious: O so wonderful! whom nothing can resemble, whom no tongue can express, nor eye behold, nor heart conceive! what were it to imagine thousands of mountains of the most previous stones imaginable, and thousands of Suns shining in their brightness? … Continue reading Praise Him!

Hanserd Knollys – Revelation 7 & 8

Why go to all this trouble selecting choice quotes and blogging them? To slowly introduce you to Hanserd Knollys' work a little at a time. Any emphasis was added, thanks. Rev. 7.1: This chapter consists of two general parts; first, Christ's special care of his churches and saints in those evil times, which were to … Continue reading Hanserd Knollys – Revelation 7 & 8

Hanserd Knollys – Revelation 4

CORRECTION: I have found TWO dates given for the publication of this work by Knollys. The first was 1698 and is incorrect, it has to be, Knollys believed the second coming would be in 1689! He published this work believing Christ would return the following year. Quotations from Hanserd Knollys Exposition of the Book of … Continue reading Hanserd Knollys – Revelation 4