Posts from July 2009

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Justification: a legal declaration

by Joel Radford

For the last two weeks we have seen that in order to go to heaven we must repent and have faith in Jesus. But what has happened if we have repented and believed? One of the ways the Bible describes conversion to Christianity is justification: ‘And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, […]

What is saving faith?

by Joel Radford

Previously we have seen that repentance is necessary to go to heaven. But the Bible tells us that repentance must be accompanied by faith. Paul says ‘I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus’ (Acts 20:21). But what is saving […]

Regular repentance

by Joel Radford

Last week we saw what it means to repent of our sins. Repentance involves an intellectual acceptance that we are sinners, an emotional grief over our sin and active turning from our sin to serve in obedience. But do Christians only need to repent of their sins at conversion? Or do they need to repent […]

What is repentance?

by Joel Radford

Jesus says ‘But unless you repent, you too will all perish. (Luke 13:3). Thus repentance is clearly something you need to be saved. But what does it mean to ‘repent’? Firstly, to repent assumes an intellectual understanding that you have sinned and this is wrong. Noone can truly repent unless they have recognised that they […]