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Jonah - From Death to Life! (Baptist Preaching) Jonah is a type of the death and resurrection of Christ, and therefore, a picture of salvation by grace, beginning with conviction of sin. To read Dr. Hymers' ...
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Lost Catholic to saved by Grace | Kim Leviton | Ex Catholic I came to know Jesus after being misled for 33 years. This is my testimony. Kim James Leviton What do catholics believe? www.carm.org www.bereanbeacon.org Teach and encourage these things. 3 If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not agree with the
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The following eBooks on the doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone are free for download. Remember when downloading, use your default browser, NOT your Facebook app. (FB app does not recognize eBooks)The Doctrine of Justification: An Outline of its History in the Church; And of Its Exposition From Scripture (eBook)by James BuchananThe Doctrine of Justification (eBook)by A W PinkThe Doctrine of Justification by Faith (eBook)by John OwenJustification, the Law, and the Righteousness of Christ (eBook)by Charles HodgeJustification by Faith Alone (eBook)by Martin LutherThe Benefit of Christ Crucified (Book)by Don BenedettoThe Everlasting Righteousness (eBook)by Horatius BonarThe Rent Veil (eBook)by Horatius BonarSola Fide: The Reformed Doctrine of Justification (eBook)by J I PackerConsolations from Christ's Imputed Righteousness (eBook)by Thomas Brooks-------Bonus Resources
Temple Baptist Church - 10-29-2017Romans 4:1-16Introduction:A. Last week, we saw that our father, Abraham, (Verse 11) was justified by faith without the works of the Law. If Abraham was justified by works, according to verse 2, “he hath whereof to glory.” This would be contradictory to other verses of scripture. 1 Corinthians 1:29-31 That no flesh should glory in his presence. (30) But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: (31) That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (As it is written refers us back to the Old Testament.)Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: (24) But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.Romans 3:24-28 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (25) Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; (26) To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. (27) Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. (28) Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.B. Abraham's faith was unique in that God's salvation is the only “religion” in the world that excludes personal sacrifice or merit. I want to give a general breakdown of Abraham's righteousness imputed.1. What Abraham received – vs. 1-5 A canceled sin debt. God Himself canceled it and declared an unrighteous man righteous through imputation. Through the finished work of Christ to come, his sin was atoned for in the Old Testament and done away at Calvary.2. How Abraham received – vs 1-5 Through faith apart from works. Abraham simply believed God! I am not sure why this is so difficult to some. God said it and, to Abraham, that settled it!3. When Abraham received – vs. 9-16 The moment he believed God, instantaneous and complete.a) Before he was circumcised – vs. 9-12b) Before the Law was given – vs. 13-16C. I want to give a short but biblical over view of saving faith. Verse 3 declares that it was Abraham's faith that saved him, not his works. This chapter explains how God justifies (declares righteous) ungodly people through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.1. Justification Is by Faith, Not Works (4:1-8).a. We have seen that the Old Testament saint was saved by faith in the coming of Messiah and the propitiation that would take place. b. Acts 15:5-11 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, (Saved but misguided) saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. (6) And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. (7) And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. (8) And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; (9) And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. (10) Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples,which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? (11) But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.c. These verses declare that Jew, Gentile, and Old Testament believers were saved by faith without the keeping of the Law. No man has ever been able to keep the Law as it is a perfect standard. Those who have believed on Christ but taught that they must keep the Law must try to figure out what is a “big” sin and what is a “little” sin because they are still imperfect in the flesh.2. Justification Is by Grace, Not Law (4:9-17)a. Before the Law - Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.b. Under the Law - Romans 4:5-6 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. (6) Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,(“Even as David” ties King David's faith to the faith of Abraham.c. After the Law - Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised:that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham;who is the father of us all,d. Works and Law cannot co-exist in saving faith. They are like oil and water: shake them up if you wish but the oil will separate and come to the top.Romans 11:5-6 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (6) And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.1) If salvation is all of grace, it is mixed with no works. If it is a mixture of grace and works, it is not grace.2) If salvation is of works, it has nothing to do with grace because works demands a payday or reward. Grace, which means that we do not deserve it, would do away with works, which means that we do deserve it.3) Works for salvation frustrates the grace of God and Christ died in vain. Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.Galatians 5:1-4 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (2) Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. (3) For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. (4) Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.3. Justification Is by Resurrection Power, Not Human Effort (4:18-25) Salvation is not “do.” Salvation is “done.” It is a finished work: death, burial, and resurrection.a. Verse 17 says that it is God who quickens the dead.1) Jesus was declared to be God with power by the resurrection from the dead. Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:2) We were declared righteous with power by our resurrection from the dead. Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;b. Verse 19 says that God quickened the loins of Abraham and the womb of Sarah.1) When the flesh is dead, only God can bring forth life through resurrection power.2) Romans 4:18-22 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. (19) And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: (20) He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; (21) And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. (22) And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.3) When the spirit is dead, only God can bring forth life through resurrection power.4) Romans 6:3-5 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (4) Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (5) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:5) The likeness of our Lord's resurrection is that of absolute holiness which requires imputation. 6) Romans 4:22-25 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. (23) Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; (24) But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; (25) Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
Temple Baptist Church - 10-29-20171 Chronicles 16:23-17:23Introduction:A. Last week, I made the statement that Demas left God in his heart long before he physically left Paul. This morning, we see a perfect example of this. A man who suffered wrong became bitter to his own demise. A man by the name of Ahithophel. A man who harbored hurt in his heart.B. Who was this man, Ahithophel? I believe that he is often thought of as a “wicked man” or, in our terminology, a “lost man.” That is not the Bible's commentary on his life. Ahithophel was a godly man who started well but ended his life in bitterness. C. This message will be one with a long introduction and a short summation. 1. Ahithophel was a man of great wisdom. 1 Chronicles 27:33a And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor:Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.2. Ahithophel was a man who could be trusted. 2 Samuel 16:23 And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.3. Ahithophel was a very dear friend of King David. Psalms 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.a) “mine own” Ahithophel was someone very personal to David.b) “familiar friend” Ahithophel was intimate with David. Ahithophel was allowed into David's personal life like a family member.Psalms 55:12-14 For it was not an enemy (Ahithophel was David's friend) that reproached me; then I could have borne it:neither was it he that hated me (Ahithophel loved David) that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: (13) But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. (14) We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company (Ahithophel loved God).D. What caused Ahithophel to turn bitter against his “own familiar friend” the king. What caused such hatred and intended harm? What caused Ahithophel to destroy his own life?1. Ahithophel was Bathsheba's grandfather! Ahithophel, according to the scriptural account (2 Samuel, chapter 11), was a victim in the matter of King David's sin with Bathsheba and against Uriah the Hittite. 2 Samuel 11:3 And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?2 Samuel 23:34 Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,2. King David could have had almost any single woman in the kingdom as a wife, but he stole the wife of one of his mighty men, Uriah the Hittite: a man very close to the king.3. King David, instead of confessing his sin, sought to cover it by using Uriah's flesh against Uriah. Uriah's desire to be with his beautiful wife. Even causing Uriah to get drunk could not undermine the integrity of the man.4. King David sent a letter to Joab by the hand of Uriah that placed Uriah in the hottest place of battle and retiring from him so that he would die.5. Somehow, Ahithophel became privy to the wicked acts committed by King David and the hurt, anger, and bitterness turned into wrath. From that day, he hated the king. He continued to be David's counselor without David knowing that Ahithophel was in the know.6. When Absalom came into power and King David had to flee for his life, Ahithophel remained in the palace as Absalom's counselor. When the right time came, he tried to kill the king.7. When his counsel was rejected, he went home—put his house in order—and hanged himself.E. The King sinned against God, Bathsheba, Uriah the Hittite, Joab, Ahithophel, and Israel. 1. King David got it right with God but Ahithophel never got over it. He became hurt, angry, and bitter against the man of God. 2. Ahithophel's bitterness destroyed his own life, not David's.F. There are only two things that should divide us from the local church:1. Major doctrinal error. Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.2. Open, unrebuked sin. 1 Corinthians 5:1-2 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. (2) And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.G. Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;1. The Causes of Bitterness can be varied so I would not try to enumerate them. Bitterness is a self-inflicted wound!a. People can be carnal and care nothing for the feelings of others. When people legitimately hurt you, you need to realize that you can hurt yourself by not handling it right. They can say something wrong and forget about it while you stew over it for years.b. People can falsely perceive that they are being hurt by others. There is always the possibility of you “reading them wrong.” Not everyone can speak a word “fitly spoken.” They intend no harm but say something is a wrong way. Always give them the benefit of the doubt realizing that people have bad days or tongue problems at times.c. People can overact to the actions or words of others. One piece of advice given to me by my pastor many years ago was to “minimize things.” Never making a “mountain out of a molehill.”2. The Consequences of Bitterness can have both personal and collateral damage.a. Springing up! Bitterness springs up from the root of hurt and anger. Kill the root before it becomes a tree!b. Trouble you! Personal damage comes when it troubles you. We have enough trouble in this world without causing our own. It troubles you because you do not deal with it. It troubles you because you meditate upon it.c. Many be defiled thereby. Collateral damage is when your bitterness affects those around you. This has attributed to D.L. Moody – “The one sin that is keeping revival from coming to the church, more people from being, and more of the blessings of God from coming upon His people, is the sin of an unforgiving spirit.” 3. The Cure of Bitterness is nothing profound or unreasonable. I want to look at two problem sources. Bitterness generally boils down to carnality and unforgiveness.a. Spirituality vs. Carnality - Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.b. Forgiveness vs. Unforgiveness - Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: (32) And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.4. Bitterness will destroy your life along with the lives of those closest to you. To be bitter or not to be bitter is up to you! Throughout the trials of this life, we make choices to become better or bitter.
Dear Friends,A disturbing idea has been embedded in our culture for quite some time. It is the idea that in general, people should be left to their own devices to decide what is right and wrong for them. In other words, people, particularly children, should not be imposed upon or “nurtured,” they should instead be free to take on their own “nature,” whatever that may manifest to be. This is illustrated by the growing phenomenon of parents insisting that their children must be free to choose their gender.Those who adhere to this philosophy, I would argue, are not being totally honest with themselves. What I mean by this is that those who insist that everyone must be free to decide for themselves what is right or wrong are the very same people that expect society to adhere to certain rules, such as the prohibitions against murder, rape, and theft. This is quite telling, because it reveals that there are some things in life that most people agree are inherently true and therefore non-negotiable; indeed, they can and should be imposed.This reveals the inherent flaw in the “nature over nurture” logic. Believers know that if man is left to his own devices, he will eventually devolve into a selfish beast. In other words, man does not come upon moral behavior by chance or by nature—it must be taught and shown to him. This fact underscores the critical role that parents have in educating their children. When believers pass on the tenets of their faith to their children, they are giving them a foundation to not only become a stable member of society and have a successful future, but to enjoy a life of happiness that can only be found by serving God. As Ian Rowe has written in Family Studies, even our country’s most wealthy educational benefactors do not understand this basic fact—that children who are most likely to succeed are those whose parents are their primary educators.More and more evidence for the importance of stable family structures continues to come out every day. May we lead by example and help transform our culture into one that values and upholds the family unit.Thank you for your prayers and for your continued support of FRC and the family.Sincerely,Dan Hart Managing Editor for Publications Family Research Council FRC ArticlesIgnoring Military’s Reasons for Transgender Order, Unelected Judge Sets National Security Policy – Tony PerkinsIn abortion case, we let two children down: Jane Doe and Baby Doe – Travis WeberTrump is a great champion of religious liberty -- a welcome change from Obama – Tony PerkinsAll Hat, No Decency – Ken BlackwellFoster Parenting and Adoption: Answering God’s Call to Love – Kathy AthearnVice President Pence Announces Relief for Middle East Christians – Travis WeberGeorgetown University’s Identity Crisis – Kelly MarcumWe Need To Rethink Our Sexual Culture – Dan HartIn Today’s Media Environment, It’s “News” When the Department of Justice Actually Enforces the Law – Travis WeberIs the Air Force Finished With People of Faith? – Travis Weber Religious LibertyReligious Liberty in the Public SquareThe Uses and Abuses of Hate – Robert Knight, TownhallWhen Will The Media Stop Trusting A Hate Group To Label Hate Groups? – Margot Cleveland, The FederalistFederal court rules World War I memorial cross must be torn down – Todd Starnes, Fox News91% of pastors want to speak freely without govt punishment – Alliance Defending FreedomACLU Silent on Gay Coffee Shop Owner Who Kicked Out Pro-Lifers – Amber Randall, The Daily SignalGeorgetown may defund student group for defending Church teaching on marriage – Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNewsWhy the Government Shouldn’t Force Bakers—Or Anyone—to Express Support for Same-Sex Marriage – Steven Smith, Public DiscourseI’m a Conservative at Princeton. Why My Fellow Student Is Wrong to Make War on Free Speech. – Owen Wheeler, The Daily Signal"Free to Believe"Colorado Baker Asked to Make ‘Birthday Cake’ for Satan – Kelsey Harkness, The Daily SignalKY Judge Who Objects to Homosexual Adoptions Faces Charges – FACTArizona judge rejects wedding shop’s challenge to ordinance that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation – Fox NewsInternational Religious FreedomModern Horror: New Report Says Global Persecution of Christians Is at Historic Peak – National Catholic RegisterThe Last Christians: Priest Describes Horror, Courage of Christians Being Killed for Their Faith – Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian PostWhite House Reveals ‘Game-Changer’ for Persecuted Middle East Christians – Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic RegisterNorth Korean defector describes 'life of hell' for Christians – Perry Chiaramonte, Fox NewsCourt: Student can be expelled for calling gay ‘marriage’ a sin on Facebook – LifeSiteNewsMilitary Religious FreedomAir Force Punishes Colonel who Refused to Affirm Gay Marriage – ToddStarnes.com LifeAbortionHow 1,000 Churches Could Transform the Abortion Debate – Greg Austen, Care NetAbortionist cancels illegal late-term abortions after pro-lifers expose him – Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNewsMaryland Pro-Lifers to Protest Newly Opened Late Term Abortion Clinic of LeRoy Carhart – Michael Gryboski, The Christian PostIn Blocking Abortion Legislation, Democrats Will Display Their Extremism – George Will, National ReviewAbortion Rate Drops 25% Over Last 6 Years as More Babies Saved From Abortions – Micaiah Bilger, LifeNewsOntario bans pro-life witness outside abortion centers – Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNewsAbortion Clinics are Crawling With Dirty Health Violations, Report Finds – Grace Carr, The StreamAdoptionInternational Adoptions Drop to New Low as Evangelical Funding Spikes – Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity TodayACLU Threatens to Stamp Out Diversity by Shuttering Faith-Based Adoption Agencies – Emilie Kao and Zachary Jones, The Daily SignalVideo: Foster Care and Adoption: The Keberlein StoryA Theology Of Adoption – Lauren Rae Konkol, First ThingsBioethicsEmbryos and Five-Year-Olds: Whom to Rescue – Robert P. George and Christopher O. Tollefsen, Public DiscourseBasic Bioethics: An A to Z glossary on ‘making life’ – Joe Carter, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionA Right To the Baby We Want – Wesley J. Smith, First ThingsRadical Autonomy: A Dangerous Metaphysical Myth – Philip Hawley, Jr., Public DiscourseObamacareHow Iowa Became An Obamacare Horror Story – Paul Demko, Politico Magazine FamilyEconomics/EducationBill Gates Overlooks the Vital Role of Families in Shaping Children’s Academic Outcomes – Ian Rowe, Family StudiesWhat Tax Reform Owes Families – Josh McCabe, Family Studies4 ways to display the gospel as a public school teacher – Anonymous, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionWhy Catholic Schools Should Scrap Scholastic Book Fairs – Jean Schoonover-Egolf, CrisisMarriageWhat 25 Years of Marriage Have Taught Me – John Clark, National Catholic RegisterAre We Asking Too Much of Our Marriages? – Anna Sutherland, Family StudiesMore Than Marriage: What’s Behind Polyamory In the Church – Katie McCoy, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionVideo: The Biggest Misconception About Marriage – The Gospel Coalition10 Lessons Learned from 20 Years of Marriage – Nina Vallone, Chicago NowFaith/Character/CultureThe Crisis of Masculinity – Tony Reinke, Desiring GodI Don’t Care If It’s Halloween. Your Gruesome And Tacky Yard Decorations Are Sick And Rude – Georgi Boorman, The FederalistAt Least as Dangerous as Porn – Jon Bloom, Desiring GodHappier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids – Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDayLife Is Still Beautiful – Trevin Wax, The Gospel CoalitionWhy Fatherlessness Is Not Normal and Dads Need to Hug Their Kids – Brandon Showalter, The Christian PostWhat Women Who Have Had A Miscarriage Want You To Know – Emily Carrington, The FederalistVideo: How to Resist the Allure of Gossip – The Gospel CoalitionWomen Should Stop Insisting Men Are Bad Just Because They Feel Sexual Tension – D.C. McAllister, The FederalistHas Promoting Mother Absence Spawned Campus Crybabies? – Joy Pullmann, The FederalistHuman SexualityWhy the Light of Purity is Needed to See the Mystery of Sex – Dietrich von Hildebrand, National Catholic Register#Metoo: The prevalence of sexual assault and a call to the church – Trillia Newbell, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionLet’s (Not) Talk About Sex, Baby – Marshall Segal, Desiring GodThe Ugly Truth About Sex Reassignment the Transgender Lobby Doesn’t Want You to Know – Bruce Ashford, The Daily SignalWhy America’s STD Crisis Is a Pro-Life Issue – Joe Carter, The Gospel CoalitionTransgender hormone blockers are ‘institutionalized child abuse’: pediatrician – Fr. Mark Hodges, LifeSiteNewsStudies Show Birth Control and Contraception Don’t Reduce Unintended Pregnancies – Michael New, LifeNewsA Pastoral Approach to the Transgender Debate – Todd Miles, The Gospel CoalitionAre We Equipping Young People to Combat Sexual Harassment and Assault? – Alysse ElHage, Family StudiesPornographyWhy You Can’t Consistently Fight Sexual Abuse Without Also Fighting Porn – Fight the New DrugPornography Use and Relationship Quality: An Interview with Samuel Perry (Part 1) and Part 2 – Alysse ElHage, Family Studies
I have read some critical remarks of Lordship salvation which have some validity. These criticisms have indeed been true with some erroneous presentations of Lordship that appear to be nothing more than a works-based based gospel which give the impression that salvation, at least partly, has to do with our commitment every bit as much as Christ's cross. However, just like any doctrine, things tend to go awry when humans are involved... but if understood rightly, biblically I believe that it actually conforms to the Reformed confessions and, more importantly, to the Bible's central message of salvation by grace alone in Christ alone. Because of this I wish to write a very short piece to bring some clarity to the issue.What is Lordship?When the Holy Spirit touches or quickens a person's heart, they recognize immediately that because of their sinful rebellion against a Holy God, that they justly deserve the His wrath and know sin to be their greatest burden and enemy. Yet being in captivity and bondage to it, they despair of all hope in their flesh (Phil 3:3), knowing there is nothing they can do to save themselves. So they appeal to Christ Jesus as their only hope to deliver them from both the guilt and power of sin. They know only He can save them from God's wrath and sin's captivity. That is why he is called the Savior.
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