Sincerely (But No Longer) Yours

Paul’s statement, “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 8:1), is a crescendo he has been building toward from the beginning of his letter (1:16ff).  As such, it is embedded with a richness that is easy to overlook. He’s saying something more than we’ve been forgiven of our sins (andContinue reading “Sincerely (But No Longer) Yours”

Alive but not Liberated

It’s possible to be alive without being liberated. Under the old covenant, someone who had committed manslaughter could flee to one of the six cities of refuge in Israel. There their case would be tried by an assembly to determine whether the killing had been premeditated or accidental. If the death was determined to beContinue reading “Alive but not Liberated”