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3 – Paul’s View of Salvation

This also was how the early church saw salvation. When asked why they refused to serve in the Roman army, why they refused to take any life at all, they didn’t answer because of the idolatry of Rome. They answered that they were the Isaianic people. They were beating their swords into ploughs now. The kingdom was coming to the world through the church community…

5 – Salvation in Romans

Coming to the book of Romans, we see a broad scope in Paul’s view of salvation, or soteriology. We have traditionally narrowed this down to a message of personalized salvation. But that is because we haven’t understood Paul’s Hebrew position…

6 – Salvation in Ephesians

What did Paul mean by the ‘heavenlies’. The word is plural, just as heavens was plural in the Old Testament. Paul used the word several times in his letter to the Ephesians. He didn’t use the word to designate a place. He used it to designate power…

7 – Salvation in Colossians

We have typically seen redemption from a personalized perspective. We have seen that God has purchased us and bought us back to himself through the Passover, the blood of Christ. This theme is strongly put forward in Ephesians and in Colossians. And this is how we have seen soteriology. We are saved, redeemed by the blood of Christ. And that is true…

1 – God’s Plan of Salvation Over the years we have often seen God’s salvation on a limited basis, that is, on an individualistic level. The gospel we have preached is about our personal salvation, our personal blessing, and our personnel eternal life in heaven. But now we have come to understand that this isn’t the gospel that God promised to [...]