Antinomianism

Are righteous works necessary to salvation?  There is an insistence in many theological circles that "anyone who is Biblically literate knows that 'works' in Pauline language is a bad thing".  But this doesn't accurately characterize Pauline doctrine.  In fact, it tends to infuse an inherent hostility towards righteousness into the Church that is actually quite …

Journal: Creating Our Final Outline For Romans

My co-minister and I have been developing our 2020 teaching outline for the book of Romans.  We began by comparing existing outlines from the Expositor's Bible Commentary, College Press Commentary, Randall House Commentary, IPV Commentary, and the Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Romans.  Then we read through each section together and took note of the key points …

God’s Answer to Sin: 1st John 2:1-2

Exposition of 1st John 2:1-2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdJnkLBp0Bg&feature=youtu.be Introduction In John’s first movement, he explains how Christians experience eternal life in fellowship with joy, and to do that he begins with the nature of God. He shows that God’s nature is holy and entirely separate from all darkness; there’s no shadow of deception or unrighteousness in the …