A Word About Justification

Words mean things. Let’s look at one. Justification: Dictionary.com defines justification as “a reason, fact, circumstance, or explanation that justifies or defends(.)” It is the noun form of the word justify. Justify is defined as “to declare innocent or guiltless; absolve; acquit(.)” With that knowledge, let’s apply that to what Paul says. Romans 5:8–11 (MEV): …

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The King of Nineveh

When the news reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself in sackcloth, and sat in ashes. Then he made a proclamation in Nineveh:“By decree of the king and his nobles:No man or animal, no herd or flock, shall taste anything. They shall not eat or drink water. …

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Homeborn Servants and Sons

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. Now a slave does not remain in the house forever, but a son remains forever.John 8:34–35 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Not having a full understanding of the Torah hinders us Gentiles. …

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Baptism Proclaims Resurrection

For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but made alive by the Spirit, by whom He also went and preached to the spirits in prison, who in times past were disobedient, when God waited …

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I Will Make a Case Before Your Eyes

Psalm 50:16–20 (MEV): But to the wicked God says:“What right have you to declare My statutes,or take My covenant in your mouth?You hate instruction, and cast My words behind you. When you see a thief, you are pleased, and have a share in those who commit adultery. You let loose your mouth to evil, and …

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The Name: See Jesus LORD

But Moses said to the people, “Fear not! Stand firm! And see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show you today. For the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you shall never see again. The Lord shall fight for you, while you hold your peace.”Exodus 14:13–14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake …

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