Skandalon

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. – Ephesians 2:8,9

On a day such as today, there is nothing of ourselves in which to boast. Nothing. Everything there is and was and is to be is of, for and to Christ Jesus. The word skandalon is Greek for the concept of “a stumbling block” or “an offense”, that which arouses opposition. Everything about Resurrection Day is a skandalon, an offense, to those who know no sin, because Christ became the blame for sin, the skandalon, for everyone who ever lived.

In this I’ve received grace which I do not deserve and forgiveness which I cannot merit. To Him be all glory, honour, power and dominion, both now and forever. Happy Resurrection Day.

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About elmoshangnaster

The name's a dodge simply because 1) on the internet I can be whomever I choose, and 2) I'm just paranoid enough to keep scoundrels and government out of my business and don't care to sort 'em out from the decent folk. My blog, my opinions. Don't like 'em? Sure, kindly tell me about your far-fetched, idiotic beliefs...kindly. In the end we'll neither of us change the others mind, but I will take the time to read your arguments if they're thought out in a rational fashion and not full of hyperbole. I'm a Christian human being. It's not a flavor or color preference, it's who and what I am. Don't like it? The above considerations apply. I'm not about to waste anyone's time or mine shoving Christianity down their gullet if they demonstrate even the least resistance. When someone's ready to hear I'm only too glad to share. The Gravatar? It's Jenny Lake in the Tetons near Jackson, WY. If God had a house that's where it would be.

Posted on 04/08/2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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