The Power of God Not the Safety of Man
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (Romans 1:16 NKJV) The Safety Gospel Increasingly, the contemporary Evangelical gospel goes something like this: Because of sin, God sent His Son […]
God’s Forgiveness Requires No Bloodshed
The shedding of blood is unnecessary for God to forgive sins. From Adam until Moses, no one had to kill animals to receive pardon. “For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.” (Rom 5:13 NKJV) So why did God establish the Law of Moses if […]
Is God Primarily Merciful or Loving?
The Hebrew word hesed / khesed / chesed (Strong’s H2617) is an efficient short-hand for the heart of God. It’s used almost 250x in the OT, particularly in the Psalms. This word has a long history of being translated strictly as “mercy” in English (see Coverdale, Geneva, Bishops, KJV). I believe it was the Young’s […]