CONFESSION

A confessing community: Salvation performed

A confessing community: Salvation performed

Some of the strongest debate within Christianity is the discussion over divine sovereignty and human responsibility within salvation. Sadly, the debate often generates more heat than light and mischaracterisations abound on both sides of the discussion. One critic of...

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A confessing community: Salvation preserved

A confessing community: Salvation preserved

The late Eugene Peterson described Christian perseverance as “long obedience in the same direction.” He observed that we live in an instant society, in which results are expected with immediate effect, but that the Christian walk doesn’t work quite that way. To be...

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A confessing community: Salvation manifested

A confessing community: Salvation manifested

In August 2017, Kevin DeYoung posted a short article on the Gospel Coalition website titled “I Don’t Understand Christians Watching Game of Thrones.” It was short, he began, “because the issue doesn’t seem all that complicated.” How wrong he was, if the responses have...

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A confessing community: Salvation declared

A confessing community: Salvation declared

In responding to his friend Bildad, Job asked the most important question with which a person can ever wrestle: “How can a man be in the right before God?” (Job 9:1–2). While this is a question that many wish to ignore, and many others never really give it any...

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A confessing community: Salvation displayed

A confessing community: Salvation displayed

On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther famously nailed (or possibly pasted) his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg castle, thereby igniting the flame that eventually became the Protestant Reformation. While Protestants celebrate this event every year, comparatively...

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