Category Archives: Salvation

Is Faith an Expression of Gratitude for God’s Grace?

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8 NIV) Put in modern terms: For it is by grace you have been saved, because of your faith in … Continue reading

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Sacrifice, Atonement, and Grace – A Deeper Understanding

In John 8:31 Jesus advances His famous, somewhat puzzling phrase, “if you are my disciples then truth will set you free“. Later in chapter 8, we learn that the truth of which Jesus speaks frees us from sin. The question naturally … Continue reading

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Why Do Zebras Exist?

Religion, or more properly the practice of one’s faith, endures largely because of reason. More specifically, the nature of faith is the desire of reason to seek the answers to three profoundly human questions: Who am I? Why am I? How then shall I live? The secular intellect … Continue reading

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Hope — The Virtue That Keeps Us Honest

Spe salvi facti sumus – Pope Benedict XVI I’ve been reflecting, again, on the argument that hope is the antithesis of faith. Certainly, our everyday experience reveals that hope is greatest where faith is least. The example I’ve often used … Continue reading

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