Saving faith leads to sanctified faithfulness, and this is the patten of all who are members of the household of faith. These two aspects — saving faith and sanctified faithfulness — ought not be combined as many do in certain religious communities. One is not gradually converted by faithfulness. The declaration of righteousness given by God is not slowly infused. … More Faith and Faithfulness
The theme of Hebrews is the “Betterness of Jesus.” Yes, I made up that word, but it makes the point well. Jesus is better than any of the prophets. He is more excellent than Moses, Joshua, Samuel and Isaiah. He far surpasses Peter, Paul and the other Apostles. Jesus is better than any of the … More The “Betterness” of Jesus
Originally, Adam, Noah, Job, and Abraham were priests of God. They were the ones responsible for offering sacrifices and leading acceptable worship in their local parishes. Following this dispensation in biblical history, the Aaronic priesthood came into play. Worship in individual households was augmented by corporate worship in the larger assembly. Fathers and mothers were still to train their … More Where Is Your Clerical Collar?