I read a story recently by a Christian writer who equated the “Church” with the “Bride of Christ.” The writer’s tone assumed this to be the correct identity for all believers in Jesus Christ. It seems a common mistake I’ve heard preached frequently in many churches around the country, denominational and nondenominational alike.
God’s grace “superabounds” (Romans 5:15), “superexceeds” (Romans 5:20), and “overwhelms,” (1 Timothy 1:14). His patience, however, is limited (1 Peter 3:20). Want evidence? Read the story of Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, Moses, Saul, Jonah, and countless others (Heck, read the whole book of Revelation!). What’s it all mean to us today? Perhaps at least this: […]
After three and a half years of ministering to God’s chosen people, Yeshua ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah) acknowledged that the people who had called for His destruction to protect their own positions, had no idea what they were doing when they insisted on His crucifixion. Now Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they are […]