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The Bible is a book of Paul’s Epistles

This is part ten of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ A brief survey of the New Testament quickly reveals that, by title count, one man authored large chunk of it: 13 of 27 books – nearly half – … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Theology

This is part seven of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ One of the most obvious features of the Bible is the fact that it teaches us about God.  This is the basic definition of theology – words, teaching, … Continue reading

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The Decalogue

This homily draws heavily from the Catechism of the Anglican Church in North America.  Introduction  We begin our summer with the Ten Commandments.  I want to begin with two quick introductory points concerning the style and depth of the Old … Continue reading

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The Bible is Teaching, or Law

This is part three of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” The first five books of the Bible are collectively known as the Books of Moses, the Pentateuch (five books), and the Torah.  Torah is typically translated as “law” … Continue reading

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Article 39: Swearing Oaths

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 39 states: XXXIX. Of a Christian man’s Oath As we confess that vain and rash Swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and … Continue reading

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Article 14: Supererogation

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 14 states: XIV. Of Works of Supererogation Voluntary Works besides, over, and above, God’s Commandments, which they call Works of Supererogation, cannot be taught without arrogancy … Continue reading

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Article 13: Works before Justification

This part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 13 states: XIII. Of Works before Justification Works done before the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as … Continue reading

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