Tag Archives: God’s Law

Gospel 6 – Judgment – Jews and Gentiles – Jews

The Apostle Paul had a legal frame of mind. Like a lawyer, he presents in his letter to the Romans, his case concerning the righteousness of God in the gospel. He tends to make a general statement and then gives … Continue reading

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Gospel 5 Judgment – Jews and Gentiles 1 – Gentiles

God is angry with humanity for suppressing the truth about God, changing the image of God for lies and half-truths, and for refusing to honour God, preferring to serve and honour created things instead of the Creator Himself. In proportion … Continue reading

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The Gospel – Introduction – The period up to the Apostles

Let me consolidate some of the themes that we have seen in the Old Testament and gospels as I have presented them in earlier posts. God created the earth and it was ‘very good’. The creation of human beings in … Continue reading

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Book – God’s Plan for the World

In this book author Robert Laynton takes an overview of what scripture has to say about God’s Plan of restoration, renewal and reconciliation and in the process considers what it means for each and every one of us – whether we are Christian or not. Continue reading

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Ignorance (3)

It would seem that ignorance is of two broad types:

1) Not knowing or being aware of something, not having the information
2) Deliberate suppression of knowledge or not obtaining knowledge because of an attitude of indifference, intolerance or opposition.
These two kinds of ignorance incur two different responses from God. Continue reading

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Ignorance (1) – The Jews

Even the Israelites sometimes acted in ignorance – they sometimes did not realize the mistakes that they were making. What sort of language does the bible use to describe this ignorance on the part of the Jews? It uses terms like this: ‘You foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear’ (Jeremiah 5 v 21). Ignorance involves mistaken thinking and affections arising from insensitivity, blindness and deafness. An ignorant person has physical eyes to see with and ears to hear with but they do not see or hear what God is saying. They are not sensitive and responsive enough to be aware of God, they have a dullness of mind and so they adopt a pattern of thinking and behaviour that is silly and foolish, and tend to follow their own passions and desires. Continue reading

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Jews, Gentiles and Christians

In His Covenant with Abram, God made certain promises and commitments to Abram and his fleshly descendants through Isaac – descendants who became the ‘children of Israel’ or the Israelites. It was through the nation of Israel that God chose to reveal His purposes concerning restoration and deliverance. It was through Israel that the Deliverer would come. It was through Israel that the other nations of the world would be blessed. As such, the ‘children of Israel’ were set apart. Continue reading

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