... while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. John 1 parallels the creation narrative. In which the Word, through whom all things came into being, shines in the darkness. With winds sweeping; and then all this time later: Word, and things into being, and light. A dynamic God, at work, … Continue reading The time to honor
"The church" has many millions of members in: The European Union, The United States, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Philippines, Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of Congo, China, and Ethiopia. And, there are many thousands of members in: Bermuda, Cambodia, Dominica, The Faroe Islands, Greenland, The Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, San Marino, Seychelles, Tonga, and Turkey. ... * … Continue reading The church has members in many nations.
An excerpt from N.T. Wright’s tome, Jesus and the Victory of God, page 268: “Centuries of Christian usage have accustomed readers of the New Testament to think of “forgiveness” as primarily a gift to the individual person, which can be made at any time. It is, in that sense, abstract and ahistorical, however much it … Continue reading The church is no longer in a state of sin.