Tag Archives: Grace and Works

The differences between legalism, antinomianism, neonomianism and the true gospel in four lines.

There are four ways which people confuse the law of God (nomos) and the gospel of God’s grace in Christ.  Here’s a way I find helpful of knowing the truth, which sets us free. Legalism – the separation of the … Continue reading

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Golf etiquette and the gospel

Golf etiquette is a strange thing to the uninitiated.  Rules abound.  Don’t stand on your opponent’s putting line, stand still and don’t talk when others are playing, those who have the honour tee-off first, repair plug marks, replace divots (except … Continue reading

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High Jump, law and grace.

I used to be a high jumper. I loved the competition. I’d start with the bar and at 1.85m which is just over 6 feet. The bar would then rise by 2 inches or 5cm at a time. And my … Continue reading

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What Jesus meant by salt and light. Lessons for Anglicanism.

When Jesus said to his disciples “You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world” it would have been crystal clear what he meant to a first century Jew, but to us it is little more … Continue reading

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Christian Vision for Men – Men and Motives #3 Codelife

Christian Vision for Men is launching a new initiative called “Codelife“. This is a set of twelve aspirational values taken from the bible. As I heard the 12 codes explained at a CVM seminar last Saturday it occurred to me … Continue reading

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Types of Christians who work against Christ #2

I’ve found it a useful exercise this Lent to look at the characters and groups who resisted Jesus and eventually killed him.  It is easy to become like a member of one of those groups, as there is nothing new … Continue reading

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How can I be spotless and filthy at once?

In his sermon on Song of Songs 1:7-8, C.H Spurgeon writes the clearest explanation of the gospel; that I can feel filthy and know I am spotless at the same time: Song of Solomon 1:7-8 Tell me, O thou whom … Continue reading

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