Are you going to leave your life at the disposal of God’s Will?



by Paul Franco on June 1, 2010

Rom 3:25 “whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”

Two questions must be answered in this passage in Romans concerning the propitiatory sacrifice of Christ.

1. How can God forgive us? You will say by the wiping away or the putting away of sin by Christ.

2. How can God (justly) forgive us? It is not so easily answered.

The whole Gospel hinges on the proper answering of question #2! Propitiation is not simply the wiping away or putting away of sin. However, these are words and terms which are part of propitiation, but this is not in a sense the foundation of propitiation.


Covenant Atonement

by Paul Franco on April 26, 2010

The chief point in view in the old and new covenants is to form and organize a community of people that are distinctively separated unto God. In Gods plan of redemption He decrees a people truly His own: The sheep never choose the shepherd, But the shepherd chooses His sheep! John 10:25-30, Exodus 6:7, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8:8-13.

…through the sacrificial death of Christ, the Father accomplishes both the inauguration and the ratification of the new covenant which is superior to the old (first) covenant established by the death of bulls and goats. Thereby accomplishing and securing eternal redemption for those of the old and the new covenant. The covenant people of God are found in Christ alone.

Heb 9:15 The intention of Christ’s death was to redeem those under the old covenant (first covenant) from their acquired sins. The question must be answered as to why the death of Christ was necessary for redemption from the sins committed under the old covenant and to what extent does His death benefit those under the new covenant? (I will venture to briefly touch on the subject) READ MORE


Isaiah 53 & Good Friday

by Jason Moore on April 2, 2010

Let us not forget what our Lord has done for us. Not today, and not tomorrow.

For without His propitiation, we have no hope. Without the Father sending the Son to atone for the sins of His people, we have no place with God. Jesus bore the sins of His people against the wrath of almighty God, so that you and I would have forgiveness for our wretchedness. Who killed Jesus? God did. Praise our Lord for His sacrifice – to His Glory.

I could have never paid the price; and neither could you. Meditate on these words and give thanks to the one who is deserving of all thanksgiving and praise. If you’ve never thought of this, please do. Take the time for what is more important than your soul? You say ‘Only God can judge me?” – Then how will you ever present, much less win your case ( Romans 6:23, Romans 3:23)? Repent and turn from your sins to the only one who can save you (Romans 5:8). Confess and submit to Christ as Lord (Romans 10:9-10). Not sure what that means? Contact us through the menu at the top. Today we worship for what was done, and on Sunday we will worship our King’s victory! READ MORE