Monday, August 29, 2005

On "“Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who builds his house upon the rock...” (Matt 7:24)"

Those struggling with the assurance of salvation will benefit from holding Jesus' call to daily self-denial in balance with the repeated sins of his disciples. All of the original apostles repented and received his forgiveness except for Judas Iscariot, who had been a thief from the beginning. Mark, even more than Matthew and Luke, frankly portrays the failures of the eleven elect apostles while clearly distinguishing them from those who refuse to repent.

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The above Gospel quotation is from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.