Support and Resources For Pastors and
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Thomas F. Fischer, M.Div., M.S.A., Editor
Schizophrenia To Christophrenia"
Rev. Kelly Bedard,
The Point: Christians aren't forgiving, just perfect!
The Problem: We are infected with sin, which always seems to
win, are untransformed by the Law and so ridiculed by the world as
The Promise: Wretches though we are, God will one day deliver
us from our "bodies of death" through Jesus' dead body on the cross for
us and through His resurrection rescue and, though a constant inner
battle wars within us, it ultimately has no power and will not win.
1. The apostle's experience provides a priciple, enunciated here, which
operates all through life. "To be saved from sin a [person] must at the
same time own it and disown it; it is this practical paradox which is
reflected in this verse." (James Denney/The New Bible Commentary:
2. "I see and approve the better life, but I follow the worse one."
(Ovid/Ibid) Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord (v25),
who lived the better/best life for us and, through the Holy Spirit,
empowers us to better living on His behalf and for His glory!
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