- But when the time arrived that was set by God the Father, God sent his Son, born among us of a woman, born under the conditions of the law so that he might redeem those of us who have been kidnapped by the law. Thus we have been set free to experience our rightful heritage. You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as his own children because God sent the Spirit of his Son into our lives crying out, "Papa! Father!" Doesn't that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you're also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.
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Had to talk one more time of God’s care and protection coming from His character of unconditional love – read it on 66 Books.
Have I misunderstood or misrepresented the cultures about which I have written? My intention in writing is to offer not to impose, a diagnosis. The suggestions proffered here need to be placed in the context of other, related offerings. All … Continue reading
The Old Testament largely agrees with contemporary Muslim perspectives on the actualities of the unseen world. Lying demons are Lucifer’s children, while prophet Elisha’s buried bones can impart renewed life to a corpse. Pragmatism, however, is not to be … Continue reading
The vows that are recorded in the Old Testament are usually made by people in a state of disequilibrium. Hannah is a woman who is barren, yet who longs to bear children for her husband Elkanah. She made a vow, … Continue reading
Some said he was deli (insane), some said he was veli (a saint) Most Muslim cultures accommodate in their peoples’ worldview a bewildering contrast between fatalistic, passive dependence and individualistic, active aggression. People are what they manage to become — … Continue reading
The New Testament concept of the kingdom of God challenged the inherited divisions of Near East society in the first century. The moves away from a strictly Jewish Christianity towards one which could accommodate any variety of human cultural form … Continue reading