Study: Romans 8:29d Why Did God Save Us?

The Introduction This entire series has been trying to pit the world’s definition of love versus God’s definition of love. And perhaps up until this moment, we have never taken that to actual task. What I mean by that is that comparatively speaking, if I speak of God’s love, we can still find something like that in on earth. For example, the laughter of a tiny infant to their parents’ goo-goo and gah-gah sounds....

September 26, 2022 · 8 min · Joseph Louthan

Study: Romans 8:29c By Whom We Are Saved?

The Text Romans 8:29 (CSB) For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. The Introduction When we speak of Romans 8, most Christians rightfully cling to the verse 1: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. But Romans 8:1 is not the very first line of this epistle from Paul to the church in Rome....

September 19, 2022 · 9 min · Joseph Louthan

Study: Romans 8:29b How Did God Save Us?

The Introduction So we have firmly established that God did not look into the future and see that I was good enough to be saved. I did not make the right decision to be saved or do a bunch of “good” works to be saved. We now know that from eternally past, God looked upon me and saw my wickedness, my evilness, my sins, and trespasses and graciously, sovereignly, completely, and mightily decided to save me if for no other reason other than for His glory....

September 12, 2022 · 11 min · Joseph Louthan