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Justification in the NLT--A Final Look

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Over the past few months, I've been musing here and there about the way the NLT presents the doctrine of justification, especially in the Pauline epistles.  To be precise, I have been working through my understanding of the way the NLT presents the causality (i.e. by/through faith) versus the instrumentality (i.e. because . . .

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September 09, 2009

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Justification in the NLT--A Broader Look

It has been over two months since my initial post on my struggles with justification by faith as presented by the New Living Translation, Second Edition (NLTse) in the book of Galatians.  In that time, I have broadened my reading to include most of the other NT references to justification traditionally rendered 'by faith,' as . . .

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August 11, 2009

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Walther on Justifying Faith

One month after writing my initial post on the topic of justification in Galatians as presented in the NLT and ESV, I came across this reading by C.F.W. Walther this morning.  For those who may not be familiar with Walther, he was one of the founders and first president of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (see herefor more).  . . .

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July 02, 2009

Book Review/Summer Reading: Dreamhouse Kings series

dhkThe dog days of summer came early this year to southeast Texas and with them came requests from family and friends for summer reading recommendations.  If you or your teens are looking for a series of fantastic thrillers, let me wholeheartedly recommend Robert Liparulo's Dreamhouse Kings series.  These books follow the . . .

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July 01, 2009

The End Times?

So...are we in the end times?  What do you think?

According to the testimony of the Word of God, the closer we come to the end of all things, the greater the world's security and lust will become.  As the terrible hour nears, an hour in which all things visible and all the glory of the earth will suddenly be . . .

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June 30, 2009

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