Who – what am I?

Internet Bible College - Tuesday, November 01, 2016

In his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul uses teleios (“perfect”) to describe a person who is aware of his true self; that is, he is not deluded about himself, but is mature and honest in appraising himself. He insists that such a person can make only one sensible decision, and that is to “press toward the goals God has established”. This he twice says is the mark of a “perfect” Christian.   Read More

Ken Chant – On “Redemption”

Internet Bible College - Friday, August 26, 2016

Two questions are provoked by the idea of Christ as our Redeemer – what price was paid; to whom was it paid?The price was manifestly the death of Jesus, who at Calvary took upon himself your sins and mine, and substituted himself for us. We should have died. He perished instead. Our sin should have destroyed us. Instead, it destroyed him. Our failure to keep the law of God condemned us to outer darkness for ever; but he obeyed the law in our place, and then accepted our punishment as if he himself were the guilty one. Now we no longer shrink from the presence of God, but rather rejoice before him, because through our Lord Jesus Christ, we have received full atonement (Ro 5:11). Read More

Damon And Phintias

Internet Bible College - Thursday, June 16, 2016

The original (but now archaic) meaning of “redeem” was to purchase freedom for someone who was a slave, or in prison. The word more commonly used today for such a transaction is “ransom”; but in biblical usage “redeem” still carries its ancient meaning. We were slaves, in bondage to sin, the moral law, and death; but Christ, by being made a curse for us, has redeemed us from the curse of the law (Ga 3:13). The Israelites were redeemed from Egypt ─ we have been rescued from the grip of Satan. Read More