Mercy Wins When Abusive Church Leaders Threaten

“For He is Good; For His Loving Mercy Endures Forever.” 2 Chronicles 5:13-14 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 Beware those who seek God’s power, instead of …

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Reconciling God’s Mercy & Justice [Presentation]

Click HERE for MP3 Audio How can God allow injustice to continue and still be fair? Is he not as indignant as we are about the ugliness within the hearts of the godless? One can only reconcile God’s Mercy & Justice by examining the Person of Jesus Christ. In Him, “Mercy (loving-kindness, grace) and Truth …

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Mercy in Private and Public Life

“Happy are the merciful, because they will receive mercy” — Jesus (Matthew 5:7) Mercy has always been one of Christianity’s chiefest virtues. Through proper definition and exercise of mercy (among other traits such as agape love, grace and forgiveness) early Christianity changed the spiritual and societal landscapes of entire ancient societies. Mercy is first private, then public. The transformation of …

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Break Not, Quench Not: Reconciling God’s Mercy & Justice

In a previous post, titled Who’s the Weak One?, Lambs Harbinger described one of the reasons a Christian may be judgemental. In that article, I began by saying, in most cases, Christians have generous attitudes (i.e. compassionate, understanding, forgiving, respectful, giving the benefit of the doubt, thinking the best of, etc.). If they have not been gracious …

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Hell…and How to Get There – Brian Zahnd

[As the About Page of this blog site disclaims, not all of the views connected to of any links, articles, authors, or books represent those of the blogger of Lamb’s Harbinger.] (This is chapter 6 of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. I want you to have it. Share it freely and widely.) …

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3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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The Presbytery as Agency in Recognizing God’s Gifting and Calling

If the Church is not a hierarchical institution but an organism, as this blog asserts in previous articles, and if pastors are not authoritative rulers in that false professional paradigm, as this blog also claims; then what should one do about the biblical texts, which mention a Presbytery? Who or what—if anything—is responsible for producing …

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“Already, But Not Yet” Spiritual Warfare

A Christian has no authority whatsoever to speak against (audibly or inaudibly), rebuke or command angels, fallen or holy. Yes, it is true that we have been seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly (eternal) realm, far above all principalities, powers, etc (Eph. 2:6). However, we Christians will not rule over angels (fallen or holy) until …

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New Testament Giving: Not What You’ve Been Taught

Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be …

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The Sermon on the Mount was Not Originally for the Church

Against popular modern-day misconception, the Sermon on the Mount was NOT originally delivered to the New Testament Church. It does not directly apply to us, though we can draw from its principles. Yet, we must be sure we correctly interpret the Sermon before we can be assured the principles drawn are sound. To put it …

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