TheologiansAthanasiusFive-time exile for fighting “orthodoxy”

“Those who maintain ‘There was a time when the Son was not’ rob God of his Word, like plunderers.”“Black Dwarf” was the tag his enemies gave him. And the short, dark-skinned Egyptian bishop had plenty of enemies. He was exiled five times by four Roman emperors, spending 17 of the 45 years he served as... Continue Reading →

What Makes Christmas Special? 2 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 9:15 Stephen Caswell © 2001 Son-Light Back in A.D. 274 an emperor of the Old Roman world chose December 25 as the birthday of the unconquered sun. He recognized that at this midwinter date it reaches its lowest point in the Southern sky and begins its gradual movement northward again. The annual rebirth... Continue Reading →

Grace and mercy of God

God’s grace and mercy are made known in Jesus Christ Jn 1:16–17 The abundance of God’s grace and mercy Eph 2:4–8See also 2 Sa 24:14; Ps 69:13; Ps 84:11; Ps 102:13; Ro 2:4; Ro 5:17; Ro 9:23; 1 Ti 1:14 God’s grace and mercy are always unearned and unmerited Dt 7:7–8See also Dt 9:5–6; Eze 36:22; Da 9:18; Ro 9:16; Eph 1:6; Eph 2:8–9; Eph 3:8; Tt 3:5 God’s grace and... Continue Reading →

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