I Felt Led To…

 Common phrases in evangelicalism today include "I felt led to...", "God told me to....", and "The Lord laid it on my heart to...."  I now cringe every time someone uses these phrases because I've heard so many unbiblical endings to them.  In fact, I've seen people's lives take a million tough twists and turns because they were "following the promptings… Continue reading I Felt Led To…

What is the Septuagint?

Since we just mentioned Everett Ferguson's new book on baptism in the early church (the first 5 centuries), it may be helpful to mention his other work on the early historical context of the church: Backgrounds of Early Christianity. This is an awesome resource for NT studies - a 650 page treasure full of great… Continue reading What is the Septuagint?

Adoption and Justification

How do justification and adoption relate?  Look at adoption in the first century context, then see how Michael Horton describes it.  This is helpful, in my opinion (not to mention quite comforting).  I've put key terms in bold for ease of reference. "Adoption was far more frequent and important in Roman society than it is today.  The person… Continue reading Adoption and Justification