What Christ Does with Our Sins (Part 2)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Theology

Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you. (Psalm …

What Christ Does with Our Sins (Part 1)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Theology

Jesus said: Your sins are forgiven….Go in peace….I do not condemn you….Go now and leave your life of sin. (Luke 7:48,50; John 8:11) Even solid Christians sometimes lack assurance of salvation. Martin Luther, John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, and C. S. Lewis struggled with doubts. True believers can worry and wonder if God is really reconciled to us. The Lord told …

Christ is My Inheritance

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Safety and Security in Christ, Theology

I am your share and your inheritance….Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you…. (Num …

Christ is My Strong Tower

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Theology

For you (Christ) have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe….The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe….The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. (Psalm 61:3; Proverbs 18:10; Nahum 1:7) This continues our comments on Scriptures selected by …

Christ is My Hope, My Trust, My Confidence

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Theology

You are my hope; O Lord God, you are my trust and the source of my confidence from my youth. From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you….Now we have great confidence in God through Christ. (Psalm 71:5-6; 2 Cor 3:4) This continues our series commenting on Scriptures …

The Five Points of Calvinism (Part 2)

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Theology

I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no Savior. (Isaiah 43:11) Originally written to answer questions at Belhaven University: What are The Five Points of Calvinism? Are they biblical? I agree with John Piper that the more we know the Lord (Father, Son, and Spirit) and love and trust Him, the more we long to …