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  • Understanding Christ’s New Role

    from R.C. Sproul May 13, 2017 Category: Articles

    Imagine an earthly situation where the heir-apparent to the throne meets with his closest friends on the eve of his own coronation. The new king’s friends would hardly desire that the king skip his own coronation. There is no greater benefit to the new king’s friends than that he ascends to the throne. Keep Reading
  • Cut Off Your Hand, Tear Out Your Eye

    from Ray Ortlund May 06, 2017 Category: Articles

    Hard words are not harmful words—when they come from Jesus. This is important to keep in mind when we read: "If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire" (Matt. 17:8–9). Keep Reading
  • Can a Professing Christian Who Has Turned Away from Christ Be Saved?

    from R.C. Sproul Apr 29, 2017 Category: Articles

    I believe that once a person is authentically redeemed, is truly in Christ, that person will never be lost to Christ. That person has what we call eternal security—not because of the person’s innate ability to persevere, but I believe that God promises to preserve His own and that we have the benefit of our Great High Priest who intercedes for us every day. Now, at the same time, Christians are capable of gross and heinous sin. They’re capable of very serious falls away from Christ. They’re capable of the worst kind of denial and betrayal of our Lord.   Keep Reading

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