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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
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About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Thursday, December 06, 2007
The Law Of The Lord Is Perfect...
"...converting the soul."

Psalm 19:7.

The modern translations might read, "restoring" or "reviving" the soul, but the idea of changing from one state to another is the overriding principle here.

The law of the Lord has this one perfect effect: it can change the disposition of the rebellious sinner. Until a person comes under the conviction of the law, he doesn't really believe himself to be condemned. The law does more than define what is right, it carries with it the penalty for failure. It is the heart that finally sees its own condemnation in the law that will allow itself to stir - that will suddenly hunger for instruction, that will suddenly cry out for a Savior; The law is the tutor that brings us to Christ. The law exposes every false hope of escape - it tears away the lie that says God will accept me because I am better than the guy down the street - the law condemns each and every one of us - and the moment we are condemned in our own understanding our heart is suddenly fertile - ready for the gospel seed.

Preach the law to sinners, until they admit their condemnation - then preach grace.


posted by Daniel @ 1:29 PM  
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