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What It Means to be Born Again

What It Means to be Born Again | Theology | Scoop.it
We all know about the need to be born again. You may have heard that anyone who isn’t born again is going to Hell. As I’ll explain, that isn’t quite what Jesus said. Even so, He was talking about salvation.

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An insightful and useful look into what it means to be born-again, saved, or justified.  These theological complexities have some meaningful and practical ramifications for the church and the individual.

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Martin Pierce's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:50 AM

My post on the important question of what it means to be born again. You would think that Evangelicals would have gotten this right after all these years. Where the Bible gives us a concept that is mysterious or not "cut-and-dried," I think we need to respect that.

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Truth Stirring: Predestination

Truth Stirring: Predestination | Theology | Scoop.it

#1 Today ~ God wants everyone to be saved and know the truth of His gospel BUT we must remember that God is loving and He doesn’t make us puppets on a string that can only go where He wants and do only what He wishes, He gives us the free will to live our lives as we see fit. Thus, we than have man making his own choices for his life, his relationship with God, and his destination!

 

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Predestination is a serious topic of division among Christians within and between different denominations.  In my own life, I have wrestled with the idea of predestination as opposed to free will.  While there are excellent arguments on both sides, this one in particular acts as a perfect example of a limited perspective.

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Martin Pierce's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:03 AM

We are free to do as we wish, but God will inevitably draw His chldren to Himself. This means that free will and predestination are both true..

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Atonement Demands a Payment

Atonement Demands a Payment | Theology | Scoop.it
The Scriptures seem to be fairly clear in their teaching about the death of Christ – something like the concept of a payment is involved in Christ’s death for our sins. It is this concept that is a...

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This look at Christ’s sacrifice and atonement offers a wonderful idea of how forgiveness works.  Christ’s death does little to satisfy God’s wrath or a debt owed to satan.  Rather, the forgiveness of sins that is required to live in relationship with God is what is being satisfied by Christ’s sacrifice.


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Martin Pierce's curator insight, September 25, 2013 2:56 AM

An interesting view of the atonement.