Author: Matt Perman

Working Hard is Biblical

Sounds obvious. Most of the time when people think of a Christian view of work, they think “work hard and be honest.” This is so obvious we easily take it for granted. But what is the textual basis for working hard? Is it truly biblical, or just a Western idea that we’ve uncritically absorbed? It is indeed truly biblical. If the West is known for its work ethic, it is in part due to the influence of the Bible. Here are just a few texts, divided into two categories. 1. Paul worked hard, not only in his ministry but also...

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What is the difference between original sin and imputed sin?

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers understand what sin is, how serious sin is, and how great the grace of God, who offers redemption to sinners from sin and new life in Christ. David Dunham opened our series on sin with a look at sin and biochemical brokenness. Zach wrote on overcoming a sinful theology of Lent and Fasting. Nick Batzig wrote on two dangers and three duties in confessing sin to one another. Dave wrote on indwelling sin, positional sanctification, and progressive sanctification. Dave wrote on living however you want a looking...

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What is the biblical evidence for the imputation of Adam’s Sin?

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers understand what sin is, how serious sin is, and how great the grace of God, who offers redemption to sinners from sin and new life in Christ. David Dunham opened our series on sin with a look at sin and biochemical brokenness. Zach wrote on overcoming a sinful theology of Lent and Fasting. Nick Batzig wrote on two dangers and three duties in confessing sin to one another. Dave wrote on indwelling sin, positional sanctification, and progressive sanctification. Dave wrote on living however you want a looking...

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Why is the doctrine of the imputation of Adam’s sin important?

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers understand what sin is, how serious sin is, and how great the grace of God, who offers redemption to sinners from sin and new life in Christ. David Dunham opened our series on sin with a look at sin and biochecmical brokenness. Zach wrote on overcoming a sinful theology of Lent and Fasting. Nick Batzig wrote on two dangers and three duties in confessing sin to one another. Dave wrote on indwelling sin, positional sanctification, and progressive sanctification. Dave wrote on living however you want a looking...

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Seven Motives in Our Work

As Christians, what are our primary motivations in our work? Here are 7. 1. The glory of God “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17). “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. . . . You are serving the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24). “…rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man” (Ephesians 6:7). 2. The good of others But how do we do something to the glory of...

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