The eighth chapter of Romans is one of the most precious portions of God's Holy Word. Beginning with the glorious truth that “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” and closing with the wonderful assurance that nothing “shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord,” this entire chapter is designed to give encouragement to every believer as we await the return of our Savior and the “redemption of our body.”
Here at the FEA, we are filled with thankfulness to God for his abundant mercy and grace. We are grateful for a time of year in which we can specifically focus on those things for which we are thankful—and enjoy God's provision while doing so! We wish all of our readers a "Happy Thanksgiving" and we want you to know how thankful we are for your friendship, fellowship, and partership in the Lord's work. May HE continue to bless you, and may we ALL remember to be thankful each day!
[Ed. note—Many Christians today belittle the return of Jesus Christ as an unimportant or peripheral doctrine that is too difficult to understand and of little consequence to the daily life of the believer. Nothing could be further from the truth! And yet, this mindset is nothing new to the twenty-first century. The following brief study was written by E. P. Marvin and published in the February 1911 issue of Grace and Truth].
Are Roman Catholics and evangelical Christians bridging the gap that has divided Catholics and Protestants for hundreds of years? Many leading historians and theologians believe Roman Catholicism is becoming more accepted among those who call themselves "evangelicals." In fact, it could be argued that many (if not most) who profess to be evangelical Christians would call a Roman Catholic a "brother or sister in Christ"—something they would have refused to do only 25 or 30 years ago. How has this change in thought and acceptance come about?