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A “Catholic” Flavored Commentary on Romans: Chapter 6

Before the Council of Trent, Augustine, Chrysostom, and others had no problem elucidating ideas most clearly represented today by Reformed theologians.  In Chapter 6, Paul answers everyone’s big question: if we are really saved by faith alone, irrespective of works of the Law or any good works, why not just sin? 3,198 more words

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Are the Gifts of the Spirit for Today? Part 2 – The Gift of Prophecy

Here’s John MacArthur’s definition of prophecy from here:

The Greek word for prophecy is propheteia, from the verb propheteuo. It is a basic word coming from pro = “before,” and phemi = “to speak.” It means “to speak before.” It does not mean “to speak before” in terms of time, but “to speak before” in terms of an audience (i.e., “to speak in public, to publicly proclaim”).

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Are the Gifts of the Spirit for Today? Part 1 - Introduction

My goal in this series is to, through scriptural and historical arguments, show beyond the shadow of a doubt that,

  1. There’s absolutely no evidence in the bible that any of the gifts had ceased .
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A “Catholic” Flavored Commentary on Romans: Chapter 5

Before the Council of Trent, Augustine, Chrysostom, and others had no problem elucidating ideas most clearly represented today by Reformed theologians. In Chapter 5, Paul fleshes out the idea of Original Sin in order to show that the “Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Rom 5:21). 2,767 more words

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A “Catholic” Flavored Commentary on Romans: Chapter 4

Before the Council of Trent, Ruffinus, Basil, Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers, Bernard of Clarivaux, Aquinas, Augustine, Chrysostom, and others had no problem elucidating ideas most clearly represented today by Reformed theologians.  4,310 more words

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Crying out to God in Suffering

“God remembers those who suffer; he does not forget their cry, and he punishes those who wrong them.” (Psalm 9:12, GNB)

I take from this verse that Christians will suffer.  194 more words

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A “Catholic” Flavored Commentary on Romans: Chapter 3

Before the Council of Trent, Athanasius, Aquinas, Augustine, Chrysostom, and others had no problem elucidating ideas most clearly represented today by Reformed theologians. In Chapter 3, Paul substantiates his case that the Law cannot make Jews righteousness and the ramifications of this is that no one’s works make them righteous. 4,406 more words

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