Category: Theology

Holiness

I would put it this way: Holiness is not something you achieve by trying hard to be good for God. It’s something you receive in communion with the Holy Spirit. Where else, really, would we think “holiness” comes from?

Independence from Sin: 3 things about Romans 7

For Christians, the new birth is our spiritual Independance Day. In union with Christ, we are “dead to sin” and “set free from sin” Romans 6:4, 18), and we have been “released from the law” (Romans 7:6). Why does God set us free? “So that we may serve in the newness of the Spirit.” Our independance from sin and the law are found in dependance on the Spirit. – Happy In/Dependance Day! –

“Martha… there’s only one thing necessary.”

Almost everyone thinks of themselves as more Martha-ish. They say they need to Mary it up more often and just be in Jesus’ presence – but then they continue to hang on to the Martha behaviors of doing by trying to balance the two actions. “God’s part and my part” or “God-and” as AW Tozer calls it: “The evil habit of seeking ‘God-and’ effectively prevents us from finding God in full revelation…” …[250 more words]…

“…of my servant Job?”

(Part 2)…When Satan insists that Job only loves God for the stuff God gives him, Satan says just as loudly and directly that God is not lovable. That is the heart of Satan’s attack: he aims to prove that God, in and of himself, cannot be loved. [ 750 more words ] …

The End of the Great Depression

There was nothing more to said, nothing more to be heard, because even the words of the wise were vain and meaningless.
And then something happened that had never happened before… Here, finally, in the fullness of time, was something new, something that that was not vanity and a chasing after the wind… God does not do meaningless things.

Theosis

The following post appears at OrthoCuban’s blog. You may read the full post there.  This doctrine of glorification is a basic Christian doctrine, found in the Bible (compare Biblical references affirming that “when we […]