Big Wheel, Little Wheel

Grace is a gift (Romans 5:15ff). It is freely given (Romans 3:22-24; Ephesians 1:6). It cannot be earned or merited. It is undeserved. Like oil and water, grace and these things are mutually exclusive of each other. If it can be earned, it’s not grace. If it is of grace, then it cannot be earned. This is exactly the point Paul makes in RomansContinue reading “Big Wheel, Little Wheel”

The Church and Grace

Artemis was the Ephesian goddess of fertility.  The temple to Artemis at Ephesus was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. At 425 feet long and 225 feet wide, it was larger than a football field. It’s roof was supported by 127 columns that stretched 60 feet high. The temple was twice the size of the ParthenonContinue reading “The Church and Grace”