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Read Through the Bible – Day #127 – Romans Chapter 11

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Israel Is Not Cast Away I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they

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Read Through the Bible – Day #125 – Romans Chapter 9

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Solicitude for Israel I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the

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Read Through the Bible – Day #120 – Romans Chapter 4

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Justification by Faith Evidenced in Old Testament What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a

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Read Through the Bible – Day #119 – Romans Chapter 3

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    All the World Guilty Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the benefit of circumcision? Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it? May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar, as

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Forms of False Christianity: Part 11 – What is True Christianity?

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Jesus alone can save you from your sins. No works will earn you salvation. But following Christ comes with a cost. And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he

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Forms of False Christianity: Part 7 – Works-Based Christianity

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Good works and/or rites (baptism/communion/circumcision – more subtle forms of works) = salvation. For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but

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Read Through the Bible – Day #74 – John Chapter 6

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Five Thousand Fed After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee (or Tiberias). A large crowd followed Him, because they saw the signs which He was performing on those who were sick. Then Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat down with His disciples. Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near. Therefore Jesus, lifting up His eyes

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 10 – Futility and Death

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Things Destined to Perish Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 8 – Works and the Wisdom of Men Replace the Spirit

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Fruit vs. Root As Christians (either reborn believers or Christians in name only), we often make the mistake of striving to replicate or copy fruit (works) rather than the seeking the root (the Holy Spirit) of those works.* We take the fruit (some good, some bad) of our forefathers – writings, ideas, theology, creeds, and church practices – the fruit of ancient men and

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Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 7 – Spirit and Truth

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Worshiping Him in Spirit and Truth But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. Jesus It is possible to speak the truth of God without actually believing it –

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