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Let Us Reason Online is dedicated to upholding the Christian faith by exploring the study of biblical doctrine, evidences, and ethics.

 

The title for this online periodical stems from Isaiah 1.18.  In that context, the prophet exhorts his people to restore their spiritual relationship with the heavenly father.  

 

Israel was a “sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters” (1.4).  Though Jerusalem was once “the faithful city,” she had now become a “harlot” (1.21).  Her walls had once accommodated “righteousness,” but “now murderers” (1.21).  Even their worship assemblies were nauseating to the Lord, since they were mixed with “iniquity” (1.13).

 

Despite their deplorable spiritual condition, the mercy of God is extended to these senseless rebels (cf. 1.1-2).  He exhorts them to “wash” themselves, putting “away the evil of” their “doings,” and, instead, to “learn to do good, seek justice, rebuke the oppressor, defend the fatherless” and “plead for the widow” (1.16-17).  It is out of this backdrop that the Lord says, “come now, and let us reason together” (v. 18a).  

   

The word, reason, has to do with a legal case, whereby two conflicting parties may make an attempt at reconciliation.  Thus, the Lord is willing to offer peace to the sinner, provided the sinner is willing to listen to and comply with his “terms” of pardon:

though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.  If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat of the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken” (Isa. 1.18b-20).    

The same offer is available today through the preaching of the word of Christ (cf. Mk. 16.15-16; Jn. 20.22-23).  Thus, this online site is dedicated to the spiritual restoration of all who are “willing and obedient” — who wish to reconcile with God through listening to his merciful terms.  The articles, books, and other evangelistic tools which are made available on this website are dedicated to presenting only those things which “the mouth of the Lord has spoken,” for it is only through the preaching of his word, that true spiritual restoration and reconciliation can be offered.

 

In short, Let Us Reason is not about me reasoning with you; but God reasoning with all of us, through his word. Accordingly, may this website assist all who are in need of communion with God to achieve this most worthy goal.

 

Aaron Purvis

Writer & Editor

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