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“Restored gate at the site of the ancient city of Nineveh of Assyria.” (Page 1193)
“Throughout the Scriptures faith is the trustful human response to God’s self-revelation via His words and His actions.” (Page 547)
“State of delight and well being that results from knowing and serving God.” (Page 956)
“Expiation speaks of the process by which sins are nullified or covered. Propitiation, taking a personal object, speaks of the appeasement of an offended party—specifically the Christian God—from wrath or anger.” (Page 533)
“ANTINOMIANISM (Ăn tĭ nōʹ mĭ ăn ĭsm) False teaching that since faith alone is necessary for salvation, one is free from the moral obligations of the law. The word ‘antinomianism’ is not used in the Bible, but the idea is spoken of. Paul appears to have been accused of being an antinomian (Rom. 3:8; 6:1, 15). While it is true that obedience to the law will never earn salvation for anyone (Eph. 2:8–9), it is equally true that those who are saved are expected to live a life full of good works (Matt. 7:16–20; Eph. 2:10; Col. 1:10; James 2:14–26). Since we have been freed from the dominion of sin through faith in Jesus, we have also been freed to practice the righteousness demanded by God (Rom. 6:12–22).” (Page 75)
Chad Brand received his B. A. from Rockmont College, and an M. Div. and Ph. D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has done graduate studies at the University of Texas in Arlington and the Texas Christian University. He is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is co-author of One Sacred Effort in the Broadman & Holman Baptist History Collection (11 Vols.).
Charles Draper is a member of the founding faculty of Boyce College, where he is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies. He has served over twenty-five years in the pastorate and is the author of some fifty published works. He holds a B.A. from Baylor University, an M. Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a D. Min. from Luther Rice Seminary, and a Ph. D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Archie England is the director of Baptist College Partnership and Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He received a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi, an M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.