Day 1: Good news: I’m free from sin

Free from sin. I am freer today than before. Not that I sin any less. I am still the same sinner-saved-by-grace that I was before. I'm just now not bound by the guilt and shame. Guilt and shame is what many Christians struggle with.  For some, it's everyday.  For others,  it's when they're reminded of …

Is sanctification monergistic or synergistic (cooperative)?

I believe in a monergistic view of justification (the forgiveness of sins) -- that is, Christ is solely responsible for giving us faith to believe in Christ, and we contribute nothing to our spiritual regeneration. "I believe that by my own reason or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord, or come to …