Salvation According to His Word

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“Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD—
Your salvation according to Your word.”
(Psalm 119:41)

Notice that this stanza in Psalm 119 (verses 41-48) begins with a request. It begins with a cry for the mercies (or steadfast love) of Yahweh.

And the psalmist seems to know that he does not deserve such love, nor can he attain it by his own volition. “Let Your mercies come to me,” he cries. In other words, this steadfast love can only be given by the One who offers it. The psalmist cannot produce it himself; it must be received as a gift. READ MORE

God Is Both Transcendent and Immanent… and This Is Good News!

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The following is adapted from TruthXchange‘s worldview evangelism course, titled “Only Two Religions?” To take this free course, visit the Blue Letter Bible Institute.

The Christian religion is the only one that truly believes in a God who is separate from and not dependent upon his creation and yet has an intimate relationship with it.

A Transcendent God

In Christianity, God and his creation, including humans, do not share the same essence or nature. God is of a completely different kind of existence from us, what is called transcendent. In fact, there are only two basic kinds of existence: God and everything else, all of which he created. Of course, humans are like God in some ways, but there are qualities that only God possesses. In what ways is God completely different from anything in his creation? Theologians call these characteristics God’s “incommunicable attributes.” That doesn’t mean he can’t communicate to us about them. It simply means that none of us can ever possess these attributes. READ MORE

Top 14 Posts of 2014

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Throughout 2014, the BLB blog hosted a number of articles, from BLB announcements to theological articles written by various contributors to quotes from some of our most downloaded resources. This week, we went back and reviewed the most-read … READ MORE