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New Book (Published 12.9.16):
The Tension Is In The Scriptures...When We Remove It, It makes For More Tension Between Us.
Christianity is rife with disagreements. Hardly any one person completely agrees with another. Theologians group together under umbrellas of collective agreement. Churches associate in camps. Why are there such various interpretations even from the same passages of scripture?
We all believe that the other guy has it wrong. We point the finger to poor scholarship, taking things out of context, ignoring the whole counsel of God’s word, or just being too biased, dogmatic, or entrenched in pride. All of this creates tension among us, when the culprit has often been our efforts to remove the tension found in scripture.
- It is when we remove the discomfort within ourselves in addressing scripture that we end up to the left or to the right of the matter.
-When we remove the tension, we fail to remain in the
place where spiritual answers come.
-The fundamental question that always arises is this:
“How can these apparently contradictory passages
both be true?”
-If we remain in the tension God has provided, we’ll
all find ourselves closer to the truth, and to each
-The tension keeps us in the place of receptivity
because there is always more!
-By remaining in the tension, we are always
It seems that the tension is a test, or at least a challenge for us, until the purpose of these opposing themes is revealed. When we choose one or the other to emphasize, we get into error. We simply ignore revelation to run with revelation and it doesn’t work very well.
An answer: God placed tension in scripture to keep us on the straight and narrow, rather than on the broad wide roads of the left and right.
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A book designed to help bring understanding, insight, and revelation to the many biblical tensions found in scripture. Some have called these tensions contradictions. The truth is found by embracing both sides of these opposing teachings, revelations, and truths, found in the Word of God. They are there for our safety; when we remove them we get into trouble, error, and tension with each other.
Some Favorite Booklets:
Two Hearts? How can God's love be poured out into our hearts and it still be full of fear, doubt, and unbelief? It can't...we must have two heart, two minds, and two natures within us...(Click here)
Our Fears Do Not Disqualify Us From God's Grace! Our fears do not negate or cancel our faith! (Click here)
The Memo I Never Got! This booklet explains the beginning of the journey into Grace & Faith. (click here)
Yes And Amen! Paul The Apostle wrote to tell us that our prayer life is not yes and no or maybe! When we pray God's will it is always yes. When we stand in His promise it is always amen. When we walk in His grace it is always now! (Click here)
Awake To Righteousness! We slumber in sin nature and sin consciousness and it only keeps us down. Awake to Christ, put on the mind of Christ, live to newness of life, but how? We do it by acknowledging, asserting, and standing in it! (click here for more...)
Put Away The Law (Page)
The Law is for sinners; faith and grace are for saints! See more? Click the link...
Worship The God You Need! Worship is for our benefit. God is not receiving, we are...read more
Creation Versus Evolution: A In-depth Study Equipping the Church Against the Deceptions of Evolution. (Issues for the Church: The authority of Scripture! (click here for more)
Why Are Signs, Wonders, and Miracles provided? (Click here to see scriptural reasons)
Vague Christianity: (updated and edited) This describes what most of us experience in regards to the power of God in our lives. (Click Here)
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Cast Away the Law???
What Does The Law Look Like So That I Can Cast It Out?
By B. D. Tate
We died to the law. We are not under the law. The law has been fulfilled in Christ. We live to newness of life…therefore, cast away the law; however, how can I cast it away? What does the law look like so that I can cast it away?
Put Away The Law (Page)
Why Cast Out The Law?
Paul the apostle wrote to the church at Galatia that grace and the law were two opposing forces in the life of a believer. He used the two sons of Hagar and Sarah to explain it:
Gal. 4: 22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a free woman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the free woman through promise,
24 which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from
Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar––
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise.
29 But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the bondwoman and her son, for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman."
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman but of the free.
The Heart of the Law
Jesus from the gospels clearly included the two greatest commandments as... (More? Read the whole booklet...)