God’s Salvation – Past, Present And Future

"To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth …

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A fading glory and the eternal glory

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 5:16). Good works which glorify our heavenly Father and good works which glorify ourselves; the two are very different. It's the difference between following Jesus and living like a Pharisee. Jesus glorified his …

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Assessing the Eschatological Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg

  Eschatology has rarely been directly associated with the doctrine of election, which has generally been understood in relation to its ‘pre’ element (see, for example, J. Calvin, Institutes, Three, XXI, 5 and L. Berkhof, Systematic Theology, pp. 109-118). Election and eschatology have been understood in direct relation to one another by Wolfhart Pannenberg, whose …

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Help us, Lord, to be more faithful in our walk with you.

In Genesis 5, verses 22 and 24, we read about Enoch's walk with God. The King James Version tells us that "Enoch walked with God. The New International Version adds the word, "faithfully": "Enoch walked faithfully with God." As I read these two verses, I began thinking about the word, "faithfully." It begins with the …

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Sons of the living God

“Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered. And it shall come to pass In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ There it shall be said to them, ‘You are sons of the living God’" (Hosea 1:10). "Sons of the living God": How wonderful this is! The "children of Israel" had had …

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A New Beginning: Some thoughts from the Scriptures

Genesis 1:1-3‘Genesis’ means ‘beginning’. Its opening verses challenge us to get our priorities right. (a) the priority of God(1) God comes first. Before anyone else is mentioned, He is there. (b) the priority of God’s Word (3) God is the first to speak. Before any human word is spoken, there is the Word of the Lord. (c) the priority …

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