But… Isn't The Law Written On Stoney Hearts?

“In that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them.” ~ Romans 2:15 Yes, I think most of us would agree that the Law, or the “works of the Law,” are written on human hearts.  But here’s the thing… […]

Is There Anything Besides 'The Works of the Law' Written on People's Hearts?

Is there a code of moral conscience ‘written’ on all people’s hearts?  Does every human being come imprinted with a facsimile of God’s nature that includes creativity, spirit, the ability to relate and communicate, intelligence, morality, and love? Since each human is “created” in God’s image, isn’t there a common frame of reference for dialogue […]

Taking Up Gospel Battles That Don't Need to be Fought

What if Christians gave up their penchant for taking up battles that the gospel doesn’t need fought?  What if we gave up our cold war mentality against the evil society dwelling outside of our misconceived geo-spiritual borders?  What if we put more energy into disseminating  the gospel than defending it?    These questions are counter intuitive. […]

Is The Law Written On Our Hearts or Not?

Paul says in Romans 7:7 that “I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” ESV It seemingly contradicts what he said earlier in Romans 2:15 “They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for […]

Are Jesus’ Commands Part of The Law?

In a previous post, I asked the question, “Are Jesus’ Commands Part of The Gospel?”  There were varied responses which you can see here. Today’s question is: “Are Jesus’ commands part of the law?”  To some, it must be one or the other.  But, perhaps that’s “western thinking.”  Which commands of Jesus am I talking […]

The Weightier Matters of the Law & Gospel?

In Matthew. 23:23, Jesus, rebuking the Pharisees, says, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.“  Let’s consider a few points from this passage: […]