Friday, January 01, 2010

Pitiful Blogging in 2009

So after a record blog year at nicksmusings.com in 2008 with 105 posts, 2009 has been pathetic with only 9 posts. Perhaps it is clear that my life has become much more busy in the last year. I started grad school and changed jobs. We bought a house, and the necessities of home ownership have invaded my time as well. These are not excuses, just the way it is.

I think by and large these shifts have been positive. As fun as blogging is, there are certainly other areas of life that demand attention. I'm not shutting it down at this point, but know that I'm not super confident that the future will increase the frequency. I also assume that I have lost all of my readership I gained in 08.

So, Happy New Year!

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Anonymous said...

Ladies and gents - I believe Mr. Fox has fallen off the face of the planet and no longer has any musings to share. You can share your opinions with us still. Why stop blogging Nick?

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What is grace?
What is the grace of God?
What is the benefit of God's grace?

Grace is an unmerited favor?
The manifestation of God's grace is God's free gift of salvation, through faith in Jesus Christ.
The unmerited favor is salvation. Grace is not the favor.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith;and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (NASB)

Salvation is the gift of God. Grace is not the gift.

Romans 3:24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. (NASB)

Men are justified because of God's grace, however, it only comes through Jesus Christ.

The benefits of God's grace is only accessed through faith in Jesus Christ. God does impute grace to a selected few. God does not impute faith to a preselected, chosen few, so that they may be saved.

Acts 5:1-2 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we haveaccess by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.(KVV)

Men access God's gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Grace if not the gift men receive from God. Men receive the GIFT OF SALVATION by faith in Jesus.

Acts 5:1-2 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.(NASB)

Men justified by faith. Men are not justified by grace alone. Without faith men do not receive the free gift of grace, which is salvation through Jesus Christ.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvationto all men. (NASB)

God's grace is available to all men.

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1. FAITH: John 3:16, Mark 16:16
2. REPENTANCE: Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19
3. CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10
4. WATER BAPTISM: Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21

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