Friday, November 28, 2008

Covenant Theology ?

"This theology (Covenant) prevents the Christian from seeing and freely taking his stand as having died [positionally] unto the law and being now alive unto God in the Lord Jesus. "Ye also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ; that ye should be joined to Another, even to Him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit unto God" (Rom. 7:4, ASV). We have died to the old life and are now alive in the new, and that to bring forth "fruit"—the fruit of the Spirit in contrast to the "works" of the law."

Miles J. Stanford

How much we have to unlearn is anybody's guess...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

...not been recognized

Thought they might like this one too...

"The Covenant theologians have ever remained well within the scope of Reformation doctrine. We can be thankful for this with regard to justification by faith, but when it comes to sanctification via Christ our life, it is a different matter. Substitution is clearly proclaimed; identification (our death to the law and our life in Christ) by and large has not been recognized."

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008


"Most of us have been reared and now live under the influence of Galatianism. Protestant theology is for the most part thoroughly Galatianized, in that neither the law nor grace is given its distinct and separate place as in the counsels of God, but they are mingled together in one incoherent system.

It is taught that the law is no longer (as in the divine intent) a ministration of death (2 Cor. 3:7), of cursing (Gal. 3:10), or conviction (Rom. 3:19), because we are taught that we must try to keep it, and that by divine help we may. Nor does grace, on the other hand, bring us blessed deliverance from the dominion of sin, for we are kept under the law as a rule of life despite the plain declaration of Romans 6:14—‘For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law but under grace.’"

C I Scofield

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pauline exegesis...

"Again, it is sometimes said that Christ is the end of the ceremonial law (including not only the sacrificial cultus but circumcision and the observance of the sacred calendar) but not of the moral law. Once more, this is a perfectly valid, and to some extent an obvious, theological and ethical distinction; but it has no place in Pauline exegesis. It has to be read into Paul, for it is not a distinction that Paul himself makes."

F.F Bruce

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

N.W.O.M.B. (New Widgets On My Blog)

Hi There my friends, fellow bloggers and fiesty grace lovers!!

I have added 2 more widgets to my blog (below "Neo visitors counter").

1. A song i wrote called "Rumblestrips?" in my little home studio (no voice, just instruments), it has about a 4min intro, total 8:30ish mins....and best heard on headphones for the stereo effect!!
2. Four youtube vids of Brian Regan, who truly IS the funniest man on the planet!!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008



"No subject is more intimately bound up with the nature of the gospel than that of law and grace. In the degree to which error is entertained at this point, in the same degree is our conception of the gospel perverted. An erroneous conception of the function of law can be of such a character that it completely vitiates (make faulty) our view of the gospel; and an erroneous conception of the antithesis between law and grace can be of such a character that it demolishes both the substructure and the superstructure of grace"

John Murray (italics mine)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Understanding law and grace

"For you to experience the intimate love of God, it is vital that you understand the difference(s) between law and grace."

Bob Bennet

Friday, November 14, 2008

Simple yet profound...

"By preaching and presenting the grace of Jesus Christ, strongholds (law based belief systems built on religious principles and demands) are being pulled down over the minds of many people"

by Jim Hoag

-simple yet profound-

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Die to self ???

"The gospel is first a ‘seeing’ before it is a ‘doing’, not even your dying is a doing, it is seeing that you have died in His death; He actually died your death! Rom.6:11, 1Cor.1:30. So much of religious energy is wasted on useless attempts to do things that are already done; to become something you already are! Because of ignorance, Christianity has become much like Buddhism; people have become totally engaged in a fruitless but constant effort to die to self."

Francois Du Toit

Monday, November 10, 2008


"There’s a Grace Revolution sweeping the planet at an unprecendented rate! The people of God are once again discovering the revelation of the Gift of Righteousness which is from ‘First to Last’, from the beginning of your new life for all eternity! Romans 1:16-17, just did Martin Luther discovered! This is the key to seeing the miracles of God operating in our lives (Galatians 3:1-5); self-righteousness, legalism and human effort will not bring about signs and wonders, but Only through faith in the Gift of Righteousness- which is Right standing with God through trusting in the Perfect Record of Jesus Christ."

Tony Yu, New Zealand

Sunday, November 9, 2008


“I have found my mind and heart moving towards Luther’s estimation of the doctrine of justification, and particularly the imputation of Christ’s righteousness as the precious foundation of our full acceptance and everlasting inheritance of life and joy.”

(Counted Righteous in Christ, Crossway pg 13), John Piper

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,

When a top executive is charged for corruption or a church minister is caught in the very act of adultery, you will probably hear the phrase "fallen from grace" being used of them. We have come to believe that when someone falls into sin, he falls from grace.

But God wants us to know that when someone falls into sin, he does not fall from grace — he actually falls into grace! Thank God His grace is there to put the person back on his feet.

The Bible tells of prostitutes and corrupt tax collectors — sinners — who fell into God's grace and got back on their feet. If the sin in their lives could stop God's grace, they would never have been able to receive His grace of healing, help and power to live right.

Now, it is important you understand that God hates sin because it destroys our lives, relationships and bodies. Sin is evil! But sin is not overcome by us talking about it and relying on our willpower to overcome it. It takes God's grace to destroy sin. In fact, it is when you are under His grace that sin has no dominion over you. (Romans 6:14) It is when you see His grace in providing His Son to put away your sins and make you eternally righteous that sin will not dominate you.

The devil will say to you, "You think that you can still expect God's blessings after what you did this morning?" That is when you must remind yourself that Christ alone is your perfection and righteousness. All of us have faults. None of us deserve God's blessings. That is why we plead the grace of God, which is His unearned, unmerited and undeserved favor toward us.

Sin does not and cannot stop God's grace. If His grace can be cut off by sin, Jesus would never have come to save us because we were all terrible sinners. But praise God, "where sin abounded, grace abounded much more"!

My friend, God's grace is bigger, deeper, wider and more powerful than all the world's sins put together. Receive His grace right now to walk in total victory over that weakness or evil habit in your life!

The One Thing - Daily Devotional From Joseph Prince Ministries

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Grace Message?

"What exactly do you mean by the phrase "The Grace Message"?

The Grace Message though it may seem like a new concept, really began with the Apostle Paul. Jesus came preaching the gospel of the kingdom. He came for the Jews, the lost sheep of Israel. Paul however came after the cross, with the gospel of grace. Preaching that a man may be declared righteous apart from his deeds...."

Now i know, Jesus came full of grace and truth, (actually he himself preached and demonstrated grace) but the revelation he gave to Paul was exceptional in that it clearly defined all that He had done for us...the church...and the world...(for he LOVES the world)

The grace message has been "lost" along the way and in this time God has started a revolution (of grace) that is forever going to change the church...the me....PRAISE GOD!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jesus transforms us from the inside...

"Jesus transforms us from the inside by his grace. He gives us life. There is a real change that happens inside of us. We reign in life because of what Jesus does to really change us on the inside and through the free gift of righteousness. We must not listen to the devil who accuses us day and night; he wants us to stop trusting in Jesus’ righteousness. We don't earn God’s favor by, for example, fasting twice-a-week. We can't cover our guilt and condemnation by establishing our own righteousness. If we are doing well, pride grips us. If we are doing badly, we no longer feel that we are right with God. The truth is, we are right with God solely because of what Jesus did!"