Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
The New Testament lays down the general principles of good “government, but contains no code of laws for the punishment of” offenders. Punishment proceeds on the principle that there is an “eternal distinction between right and wrong, and that this” distinction must be maintained for its own sake. It is not “primarily intended for the reformation of criminals, nor for the” purpose of deterring others from sin. These results may be “gained, but crime in itself demands punishment. (See” MURDER; THEFT.) “Endless, of the impenitent and unbelieving. The rejection of “this doctrine “cuts the ground from under the gospel…blots out” the attribute of retributive justice; transmutes sin into misfortune instead of guilt; turns all suffering into chastisement; converts the piacular work of Christ into moral influence…The attempt to retain the evangelical theology in “connection with it is futile” (Shedd).”
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