3:17 ".....the temple of God is holy, which
temple ye are."
15:3 "Now you
clean through the word which I have spoken unto you."
3:25,26 "Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation
through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission
of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God...To declare, I say,
at this time his righteousness; that he might
be just and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus."
it says that by believing in Jesus.(what
He did), that His.(Jesus).righteousness
is placed upon that which kept us from.(a
in the past. In other words, through belief and belief alone.(as
Jesus' sacrifice was enough), we are reconciled to God.
loves us so very much that any
works of righteousness we may conjure up cannot be compared to the
gift of salvation by
belief and belief alone.
is being made a member of the God
family; brought into it by belief.
To be saved means to be transformed
now. If the evil in the world bothers you, you can be saved from it by
Christ into your heart; a new creation will begin right now in your
heart. You'll get through life with this hope
1:15,16 "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in
all manner of conversation.(old
english for 'conduct'); Because
it is written, Be you holy;
for I am holy."
15:9 "And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts
one wants to be holy, he must
acknowledge the truth about his present state of being in Christ; that
is righteous and perfect
if you believe that in Christ you
THAT'S what brings the power of the Holy
Spirit into you and changes you into His perfectness;
but now, it's a thing affecting the heart and not of any decisions to conform
to a mode of behavior based upon the many legalistic religions' do's and
don'ts. Now it's from the depth of a changed,
a renewed heart.
1:15 "Unto the pure.(saturated
things are pure. But unto them that are defiled.(original
Greek is 'to dye with another colour').and
unbelieving is nothing pure, but even their mind and conscience is defiled.".Romans
doesn't occupy anywhere that He considers out of order or impure in any
3:4 "But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not
corruptible, even the ornament of a meek
and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."
closer to the original Greek: "But
rather, the hidden person.(motivations
from Christ in one's heart).of
an incorruptible meek.(mildness
of disposition, gentleness of spirit).and
peaceable attitude of heart which is occupied in that place by God
does occupy you! That's how perfect is the gift Christ made possible
for those who accept Him -Romans 5:17.
Our hearts are purified by faith.(Acts
15:9).in taking action to
compassion and fervent appreciation
of others -1Peter 1:22.
Peter is also saying here that by obeying the truth we purify ourselves.
Obeying what truth? -1John
2:4 "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his
commandments, is a liar and the truth is not in him."....continue?