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Posts from June 2015

Justification & Sanctification

We’ve been looking at Hebrews 12 and the call for Christians to strive for holiness in their lives. Distinguishing between “Justification” & “Sanctification” is very important to understanding the Christian gospel. Here are the definitions given by the Westminster Shorter Catechism: “Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sins,…

A Fashionable Faith?

“Christianity especially has always thrived under persecution. For then it has no lukewarm professors.” – William Wilberforce In the early days of the Church, Christianity was not a legal religion in the Roman Empire, which created a climate of expected, though intermittent, persecution. Church Historian Stephen Neill describes it in this way: “Every Christian knew that sooner or…