Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

What is True Christian Liberty?

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

25 ὁ δὲ παρακύψας εἰς νόμον τέλειον τὸν τῆς ἐλευθερίας καὶ παραμείνας οὐκ ἀκροατὴς ἐπιλησμονῆς γενόμενος ἀλλὰ ποιητὴς ἔργου, οὗτος μακάριος ἐν τῇ ποιήσει αὐτοῦ ἔσται. (James 1:25 NA28)

25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of freedom, and abides there, being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. (James 1:25 translated from the NA28 Greek text)

Liberty – ἐλευθερία – eleutheria – freedom, generosity, independence. Freedom is presented as a distinctive blessing of the economy of grace which, in contrast with the OT economy, is represented as including independence from legal restrictions and rules of life (1 Corinthians 10:29; Galatians 2:4; 5:1, 13). In contrast to the present subjection of the creature to the bondage of corruption, freedom represents the future state of the children of God (Romans 8:21; see also vv…

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Boy, The ‘Pop Culture as Source for Theology’ People Are as Bat-Crazy as the Emergents and Seeker-Sensitives

Zwinglius Redivivus

That’s all.  They’re just bonkers.  I mean ‘stalker loon crazy’ bonkers like the emergents and seeker sensitives.  Bonkers like the crazy anonymous commentators that festoon online forums about aliens and cats.

What this means, I suppose, is the old dictum: when someone won’t stand for something, they’ll fall for anything.

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