The New Testament Church 0004 - Lesson 6

Its Functions (Continued)

  1. THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION (2 Corinthians 5:18) (Continued)
    1. The Great Controversy (Continued)
      1. The great omission (aka The great commission) (Continued)
        1. Assumptions (Continued)
          1. We assume that remission of sins (Luke 24:47) is always exactly the same as forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7).
            1. Twelve scriptural references to remission, remit, remitted (Matthew 26:28; Mark 1:4; Luke 1:77; Luke 3:3; Luke 24:47; John 20:23; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:43; Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 10:18)
            2. Meaning of remission
              1. Literally means to send back
              2. To refrain from exacting payment
              3. To refrain from inflicting punishment
              4. To put off; to postpone
            3. Some biblical uses of remission
              1. Benefit of the Old Testament sacrifices (Hebrews 9:22)
              2. Covering of Old Testament sins (cp Romans 3:25 with Hebrews 9:15)
              3. To be blotted out in the future (Acts 3:19; Romans 11:26-27; Jeremiah 50:20)
          2. We assume that the church had begun when the “great” commission was given.
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 21:15

It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.