All of the descriptions of the elect child of God given by Jesus are evidences of the Spirit of God already dwelling inside the person.
The gospel is not a warning that judgment is coming. It is a declaration that the judgment has been made and the elect are justified in Christ.
The life of Jesus Christ is the standard of holiness. When we compare, or rather contrast, our life to that of Jesus we will see we fall very short and that we too need…Mercy.
The gospel brings to “light” that which God has already done for us and in us (2 Timothy 1:10).
And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. – Luke 1:50 Fear does not cause God to have mercy. Fear of the Lord is the evidence of the hand of mercy upon a person. When Jonah ran from his duty to preach to Ninevah, he boarded a ship to get away. The … Continue reading Which Came First, Mercy or Fear?
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 1st Timothy 1:16 In this verse, Paul tells us that there was a cause for the mercy he received. Was it something he … Continue reading The Cause of Mercy