Showing posts from May, 2020

My Purpose

Dear Readers,             Twenty-one years ago, I heard the gospel of Jesus Christ through the faithful teaching of my parents. By the grace of God, I realized my sin, repented of my rebellion, and trusted in Christ Jesus as Lord. Since that time, God has been conforming me into the likeness of His Son. Though sanctification is a life long process, and I am far from where I need to be, I rejoice at what the Lord has done and will do, as He completes the work He began (Philippians 1:6).             For those of you that know me, the preaching of the gospel is my greatest passion. I desire for my life and ministry to be centered on the proclamation of the Word, to the glory of our great God! I echo the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:31 when he said, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” With this in mind, I have decided to start a blog.             In making this blog I do not intend to boast of any intellectual ability (or lack thereof), bu

Imputation: Man’s Sin and Christ’s Righteousness

By Ryan Itzel  The Scriptures are the inerrant Word of God. God has given his word to his people and tells us that it is profitable for all Christians, at all times, in all places. Yet, at times the Scriptures present situations that puzzle Christians in their studies. One such question is, “how can unrighteous people enter heaven?” This is an important question as the hope of the gospel is that sinners can be forgiven and enter heaven to be with God for all eternity. This post will seek to demonstrate that Christians can have hope of salvation and an eternity with Christ Jesus based not only on the death of Christ, but also granting of righteousness through the life of Christ. This explanation will be given by dissecting the theological term imputation . The Need for Righteousness The basis of the question that is posed above comes from Jesus as he preached the sermon on the mount. In Matthew 5:20 Jesus tells his listeners this, “For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds