Never is it safe to depend on any man - let alone men in a group.
Instead of attacking their error and combating it with hard argument, the apostle begins with an experience, which illustrates the case in hand. In this narrative he shows that salvation is wholly by faith for all men alike, and not in any degree by works. As Christ tasted death for every man, so every man who is saved must have Christ's personal experience of death and resurrection and life. Christ in the flesh does what the law cannot do. Galatians 2:21; Romans 8:3,4
When will Christians learn that in times of darkness they are to look up and not down. Though cast down, they are not forsaken. Ellet J. Waggoner
Even the darkest, saddest life is endowed richly with the Divine mercies. Ellet J. Waggoner
"To say that God is reconciled to a sinner, is to say that God was once opposed to the sinner, but that He has now come round to the guilty one’s position, and agrees with him. This is monstrous." ~ Ellet J. Waggoner
Ellet J. Waggoner
The Spirit is life because of righteousness. This, then, is that birth of the Spirit, which makes one entirely new; it makes the sinner righteous by making him a keeper of the law of God.
In short, instead of the ministration of the righteousness of God in Christ, they got only the ministration of death; for the very same thing, which is a savor of life to them that believe, is a savor of death to them that do not believe.
The ox knows its owner and the donkey its master’s crib; but Israel does not know, My people do not consider.” says the Lord. Isaiah 1.3.
Therefore the wisdom of this world does not rise to the level of the intelligence of brutes. Yes, it sinks men below the level of brutes, when it is given full chance to develop
People wonder why the Bible contains no command for Sunday observance. They think this “new” Sunday-keeping is right, but feel hurt that the Lord had not vouchsafed them one word of encouragement. If only one text could be found, what a relief it would be.