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Anchor of Truth

There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships. Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality. The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
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Mar 23, 2017

Episode 70 Righteousness


Can God make us righteous, and if so how? Does He require us to be righteous to take us into eternity with Himself? Many today think that Jesus came to forgive our sins so we can go to heaven, but that true righteousness is not possible in this life. Is that true? Is it possible to do righteously if we are not righteous? Many today think that righteousness is only an “imputed” or theoretical righteousness but does not work out in a reality in our lives. Because we have been taught that “all of our righteousness is as filthy rags” in God’s sight, we should not worry too much if we see unrighteousness in our lives. Our comforting thought is that God overlooks our unrighteousness because we have believed in Jesus as our Savior. I think this is a great misunderstanding of God’s salvation. Christ not only made a way for us to be forgiven of our past sins, but He also made provision for us to become righteous in God’s eyes.


• There are three aspects to our salvation. All are based on Calvary
o Forgiveness of our past sins through repentance and asking Jesus to forgive us
o Living the life of God now as we are transformed into His image
o Our final deliverance into the eternal kingdom of God in a new body
• Jesus came to make us righteous. (Rom. 5:19, 2 Cor. 5:21)
• A righteous man does righteous deeds because he is righteous (I John 3:7)
• It is true that our righteousness (separate from Christ) is not acceptable before God (Isaiah 64:6)
• A disciple is one who is living the life of God and thus partaking of His righteousness (Gal. 2:20)
• A righteous man lives “from faith to faith” (Rom. 1:17)
• The church puts on the breastplate of righteous (Eph. 6:14)
• We are commanded to pursue righteousness (Matt. 5:6, I Tim. 6:11, 2 Tim. 2:22)
• God does not “overlook” our unrighteousness because He made a way that we can be righteous in Christ Jesus our Lord
• God is preparing a righteous bride to be married to His Son (Eph. 5:25-27)
• The righteous will shine forth in the eternal kingdom of God (Matt. 13:43)

• Additional resources at http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com