Category: Law & Grace

  • Romans 7 and 8: The Reality of the Christian Walk

    Romans 7 and 8: The Reality of the Christian Walk

    Some years ago I put myself under a form of holiness teaching that said, among other things, that a Spirit-filled, born again Christian had moved beyond Romans 7 to Romans 8, i.e. the experience of Paul in Romans 7 no longer applied. This is patent nonsense to anyone who is in any way alive but […]

  • Logically

    Logically

    So Jesus died for all our sins past, present and future. Therefore there can be no law against anything any more if it is all forgiven. 23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.  1 Corinthians 10:23 Logical. But then […]

  • Appearing in Court

    Appearing in Court

    Over the last 30 years or so I have been in court many times. I have appeared as an expert witness in many murder, drugs and terrorist cases including in the UK Crown Courts north of the border. Even as I write this I am engaged in a major murder trial which involves months of […]

  • Works brought about by Faith

    Works brought about by Faith

    It is absolutely crucial that we understand that our works arise from faith in the fact that we are justified by the blood of Jesus Christ and that alone.  Our works have no merit at all in relation to our legal standing before God our Father and our ability to come to Him freely.  We […]

  • Sodom and Gomorrah

    Sodom and Gomorrah

    I am reading a book by Charles Swindoll called: “Abraham: One Nomad’s Amazing Journey of Faith.”  In it Charles includes a very convicting chapter on Genesis 19 and the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah.  It is a word for today’s church. I am a firm believer that things are improving in many ways but I […]

  • Bound

    The story below is about a hypothetical old testament character bringing a bullock to the temple to be sacrificed as a whole burnt offering. I go on to draw the conclusion that our flesh is just like that bullock, substantial, costly and unwilling to go to the slaughter. Bucking and pulling, the bullock refused to […]

  • Scarlet Yarn

    Scarlet Yarn

    There was a lot of Old Testament ritual going on around the time of Jesus’ death on the cross.  One of these rituals was that of the Red Heifer found in Numbers 19.  There is a man involved in that ritual who was neither a priest nor a Levite but who yet had a very […]

  • Leviticus! The Totality of His Forgiveness

    Leviticus! The Totality of His Forgiveness

    Jesus’ death on the cross changed the ground rules of what it means to sin forever.  Before His death the Law reigned and sin produced spiritual death through the knowledge of the Law (read Paul’s letter to the Romans chapters 6-8).  This started when a commandment was given to Adam and Eve which they broke […]

  • Leviticus! The Greatest Challenge

    Leviticus! The Greatest Challenge

    Willful Sin after you are born again is not covered by the Sacrifice of Jesus! If you have read the Letter to the Hebrews you will have come across some very hard passages.  After having explained at length the removal of the need for animal sacrifices by the one great sacrifice of Jesus (Hebrews 7:26 […]

  • Leviticus! Yes, but the Letter to the Hebrews is better.

    Leviticus! Yes, but the Letter to the Hebrews is better.

    If you are reading my posts on Leviticus up to now please also read the Letter to the Hebrews. It explains much better than I can what Leviticus is all about. The foundations of understanding all of Leviticus are there especially from Chap. 7 v. 26 through to the end of Chap. 10. These foundations […]