Life is not a random sequence of days determined simply by chance or even by the feeble choices we make. Ultimately, our lives are in God’s hands.
In the book of Revelation, Babylon has become an iconic symbol of the embodiment of wickedness and evil. There it describes not just a punishment of judgment, but an eschatological destruction of evil, finally and totally.
Biblical love is not like the wavering flood of emotion that overtakes humans in some romantic surge; the love that God defines is a resolute disposition that acts on behalf of another, and does so relentlessly and redemptively.
The world stands (and has always stood) opposed to God’s ways. Thus, to walk in God’s ways means that we will be at odds with the world.
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Christians are not simply baptized by faith, we are baptized into a faith, i.e., into the blessed fellowship of all the redeemed. Learn more about the meaning of baptism in this blog post.
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