Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P58 (07-25-22)
It is God Who Justifies the Wicked, Not the Righteous
There is something in the human nature, our flesh, our pride in self that wants to believe that God justifies those that are righteous. We think, we are not as bad as someone else. Yet we are told in the Scriptures that God justifies the wicked, not the righteous. Why is that? Because there isn’t any one righteous in and of themselves. No one is good, no not one. No one is righteous, no not one (Romans 3:10). Only by a person’s faith in Jesus, the Only Righteous One, is a person declared righteous in God’s sight. And it is because of Jesus, and His righteousness (not our own) that we can be declared righteous in His sight forever.
Romans 4:5 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly (the wicked), his faith is counted for righteousness.
Romans 3:26 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P38 (02-23-22)
What God did you respond to folks? The god who rewards the righteous or the GOD Who Justifies the Wicked?
We will review a bit of yesterday’s program and then continue on with taking A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection with that same lesson. The importance of this message can not be overstated. God is the one that justifies the wicked. He doesn’t reward the righteous, for there aren’t any. The sooner we understand that, the sooner we come to the end of ourselves and the sooner we can share the full truth of the gospel with others.
Now, is that good news, or is that bad news? Well to the self-righteous, I don’t like that because I want to make myself holy. And so we walk around and think we’re going to make ourselves holy, by what we wear, the length of our hair, what we wear to compare all to everything else. You just go right down the line as to the mindset of the person who thinks they’re going to make themselves holy. But what they do instead of recognizing … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P32 (02-09-22)
Standing in Truth
There is a basic need in the heart of every man to know God, to experience his forgiveness, to be freed from the bondage of guilt. And to know that he has been totally accepted by God. Only God can meet this need and he does so through his son Jesus Christ. Through his death on the cross, Jesus Christ, demonstrated the love of God for you and me and ushered in a brand new covenant, whereby we can experience forgiveness and have new life. It is because of this that we take a closer look at The Reality of The Resurrection
When we receive God’s abundant provision of Grace and the gift of righteousness, we’re into a situation now where we’re standing on truth. We talked about that before the break that it’s something to stand on. That we are into a situation where God called us to stand on something, that is secure. And if we’re going to stand on something, then we’re going to have to stand on the security that it’s all Jesus, and none of us. Because if … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
As a brief view, we had been discussing of what it is to live under the grace of God. Now that obviously that would not be possible unless we became a new creation. It is a becoming a new creation with a brand new identity and we have a new way of life. If you are still under the law, then you are living under the law. However the very moment you step out of Adam and into Christ, and Christ steps out of Heaven into you, you became a brand new creation. And if anyone be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have past away and behold all things have become new.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Finality of The Cross P26 (10-05-21)
Truth of 1 John 1 is Understood in the Context of a New Covenant Framework
Have you ever heard someone say that God forgives the sins you confess? Is that true according to the scripture? No. Like this and many other questions regarding forgiveness, people who ask such questions do not know what Jesus accomplished by way of the cross. We have all these theologies that are paralyzing the Christian community with this concept that you can get in and out of fellowship with God. Not only were all the sins of the entire world taken away, forgiven forever, from the eyes of God when Jesus shed His blood on a cross, but Jesus rose from the dead in order to give to you and me eternal life, an indestructible life, that cannot be taken away by sin, having ushered in a New Covenant of grace that we are to live under today. When a person does not understand what salvation is or the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant, they tend to nit-pick over one verse of scripture out of its context … Listen to Broadcast & Read More