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Daniel Kriss

Daniel is pastor at Mount Cathedral Community Baptist Church in Taggerty, Victoria. Daniel has studied theology and has been involved in itinerant preaching since 1999. In 2006, Daniel founded SWAT Camp which helps develop young leaders for Christian ministry. Daniel and his wife Jessica live in Melbourne. You can contact Daniel at


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    Jason Harris

    Thanks for the post Daniel. It is indeed fundamental to every other trait of God that he is holy. I suppose we could say that holiness is in a sense the essence of God’s great glory.

    I’d be interested at some stage to see you write a post reconciling the first two points under “God’s holiness in Scripture” with the last two points. In other words, if God’s wrath against sin has been propitiated in the atonement, why must sin be punished in the believer? And if God’s righteousness is imputed to us in the atonement, on what grounds would God refuse to hear the prayer of the believer?

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    @Jason – some thoughts in reply to your questions…not speaking for Bro Daniel of course…

    Judicial forgiveness in justification vs. paternal forgiveness in sanctification. Thats the important distinction, thats why believers need to confess thir sins and recieve forgiveness.

    Punish is the wrong word, unbelievers are punished, believers are chastened – big difference. One is about the penalty of sin, the other is for bringing the Believer back into fellowship. I think that’s what Bro Daniel is saying.

    Sin impairs fellowship with the Father – I John 1, it is a barrier to prayer, hence confession is part of the Model (Lord’s) Prayer.


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