What is meekness?

People commonly have the conception that meekness is a sign of weakness. To be meek, they say, is to let yourself be run over, to be a wimp. Jesus says, blessed are the meek, or in today's mind, blessed are the weak. Is that what it means? Men more learned then myself, provide an answer.…

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In the Midst of Adam’s Sin Lay Our Salvation

When Adam fell in the Garden, God not only cursed him ("in that day you shall surely die") but he cursed all of mankind (Romans 5). Theologians refer to Adam as mankind's representative or federal head, in that we are all declared guilty before God because of Adam. God views all of mankind guilty because…

Theology Talk: Propitiation

Propitiation is the turning away, placating, or satisfying of God's wrath by Jesus Christ's offer of Himself to death on the cross. God does not love us because Christ died for us, Christ died for us because God loves us. Last time I wrote of double imputation. Double imputation requires a propitiatory sacrifice. A propitiatory…

Theology Talk: Double Imputation

Double imputation is the imputation or transfer of believer's sins to Christ, and His perfect righteousness to believers, whereby God sees believers as cloaked in the righteousness of Christ. There is no inherent or infused righteousness in man. Christ gets our sin, we get His righteousness. Previously, I discussed justification and what it entails. Wrapped up in justification is the concept of double…