Another aspect of Thanksgiving relates to how we acknowledge when God answers a specific petition — when He intervenes in the face of our human brokenness and in situations beyond the scope of our normal everyday needs.
At the very center of living a life devoted to Christ lies the need to depend on God. As Christians, we know that all that we enjoy in life comes from the hand of our loving Heavenly Father.
Native Americans and Christians had different religions, but with similar practices. Both believed in propitiation, which is the act of doing something to accomplish conciliation or appease their god.
The Loss of Salvation view has been most ably defended in recent times by Scot McKnight. This interpretation … is the classical Arminian position.
Two participial clauses follow the statement “to renew them to repentance,” expressing the cause or reason why there can be no renewal to repentance: “crucifying again” and “exposing.”