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The Seedbed Blog

The Seedbed Blog by Chase Franklin International Ministries

What I Learned About the Book of Ruth from Biblical Hebrew

During my time in seminary, I had the joy (or pain, depending on who you ask) of taking several semesters of Biblical Hebrew. As a student, I encountered many who were either genuinely scared of learning the language or didn’t see a point to it. These feelings are completely understandable. Learning a modern language (much less one that is a few thousand years old) can be a daunting task. Additionally, most pastors will dig into the Word and preach in their native language, not the original biblical languages. But, should these reasons keep someone from learning the biblical languages? Absolutely not!

The Seedbed Blog by Chase Franklin International Ministries: A Wesleyan Understanding of Grace and Works

The Wesleyan perspective on grace and works retains the early Reformation emphases on grace as mercy and grace as divine power while placing the accent on the latter. When one thinks of the Wesleyan understanding of God’s love, one should keep in mind both ways of describing grace. Mercy is the love of God toward the individual. It forgives, embraces and accepts (justification). Power is the love of God within the individual. It transforms and makes new (regeneration and sanctification).

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