The faith of Christ

Way back in the 50’s a debate started regarding the translation of certain key passages in Paul that had to do with justification by faith. The question was whether or not we should translate these passages as referring to Christ’s faith or to ours. Of course, most post-reformation translations take these passages as obvious references to our faith in Christ. In the Greek language, however, the construction could be translated either as a subjective genitive (Christ’s faith) or as an objective genitive (our faith in Christ). Interestingly, the King James…

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To Live by Faith

 As we look back into the lives of some of the greatest men and women who ever lived and try to discover the source of that greatness, we may perhaps be surprised to learn that what pleased God the most about these people was not so much their various accomplishments but the power or force that propelled them. Noah devoted his whole life to building an ark by which all animal and human life was saved. Abraham became ancestor of a great nation, Moses delivered that nation from slavery, gave…

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Jesus Is Not A Christian

If Jesus had come today instead of 2,000 years ago, Christian pastors and bishops would also have killed him.A man travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho was attacked by armed-robbers, stripped of his belongings and left lying on the road half-dead.  God’s providence ensured that first a priest, and then a Levite, passed by.  But instead of helping the dying man; both of them quickly moved to the other side and went away.  Finally, a Samaritan came along.  Unlike the priest and the Levite, he had compassion on the injured man,…

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