Christians agree that our growth in godliness is important, but not everyone agrees about why that is true or what is at stake. In recent years, discussions within the Reformed community about the role of our good works in relation to the final judgment have been prominent, some suggesting that our works play a role […]
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If you want a good deed to really count, it has to be done with no thought of receiving something back in return. In technical terms, it's "disinterested benevolence." We have the ancient Stoics and the Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant to thank for the "stiff-upper-lip" approach to life. It has its pluses’there is a sense […]
What Does It Mean to be Good?
One of the most important tools essential for proper biblical interpretation, or indeed for the interpretation of any book at all, is to recognize that not all words are used exactly the same way in every instance. This principle is not difficult to master, because it is regularly and intuitively understood. When, for example, someone […]