Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Law Written on the Heart

According to all I've been taught, non-believers have God's law written on their heart. So they have no excuse. And when God saves a sinner, He writes His law on that person's heart.

Why the redundancy? What purpose would writing the same thing have? But Romans says that natural man has the work of the law written on his heart. I'd have to say that the law and the work of the law are two different things. Maybe?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Owe No Man Anything?

This verse in Romans 13 is commonly used as a teaching against Christians being in monetary debt. This teaching is fairly common, but one notable exception seems to be the largest debt one may ever incur, that of the mortgaging of a home. Interesting how that happens.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Use Your Gifts!

"Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly..." Romans 12:6 (NASB)

Let this be an encouragement to exercise your gifts. And since this exhortation is directly from the Scriptures to the believers, no human mediator is necessary to give you permission; whether from pastors, missions boards or church committees.