Christ crucified in Capulispungo

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Capulispungo, Saturday, monthly meeting to review lessons. Before they took the exam, we had some very good theological discussions. Since we're studying Paul's second missionary journey, we reviewed some of 1 Corinthians, especially where Paul emphasizes preaching only Christ and him crucified, 1 Corinthians 2:2. So I asked a question I have been asked a few times here in Ecuador: "If I fall into a sin, and before I can repent or confess it, I die, will I go to heaven?" A professor in Cachisagua asked me that just last week. Then I asked another question to get down to the fundamental issue: "Why did Christ die on the cross? What happened there?" and drew them to my favorite passage: Colossians 2:13-14 "He forgave us all our sins… nailing [them] to the cross." Of course, if someone persists in a sin, that's a different story. He's not even a Christian according to 1 John 3:9. Since we've been together for a few years, we now have good discussions, and I believe some real learning.


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