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Monday, April 21, 2014 12:41 PM Doctrine of Justification by ATulipNotADaisy

How does this differ from the reformed position as put forth in the WCF and the LBCF?

Thank you.

Doctrine of Justificaiton

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 10:04 AM May He be your Advocate as well as Judge! by chestnutmare

"May He give you faith and repentance, so as you may be led to have a total reliance on the righteousness, blood, and intercession of Christ for the pardon of sins, which will give a conformity to His image, and to the mind which was in Christ Jesus. These are the fruits of real grace, the evidences of an interest in Him, and the marks by which His sheep are distinguished from those who belong not to His fold. And for an encouragement to wait upon Him in prayer for the communication of these graces, let us bear this in mind, that the holy Lord God before whom you and I are to stand in judgment, is, at the same time that He sustains this exalted title, that person of the Trinity who assumed our nature, and in it wrought out the salvation of His church and people. The Father hath committed all judgment to the Son. May He be your Advocate as well as Judge!"—Augustus Toplady

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:30 PM Before whom we all must stand by chestnutmare

If the Lord God, before whom each individual will shortly stand, is a holy God, a God of truth, and without iniquity, and of purer eyes than to behold sin with impunity; we may well ask, “Who is able to stand before Him? — who can abide the day of His coming, or stand when He appears?” Appear He certainly will; and stand before Him we inevitably must. God only knows who shall first be summoned to do this; but, first or last, the citation will be sent to all. Health is a tender, precarious flower; life is a brittle, slender thread; how soon the one may wither, and the other break, He alone can tell who lent us both. This only we know, from Scripture and from daily observation, that all below is of uncertain tenure; that we are no more than tenants at will, removable at the pleasure of God, the great Proprietor of all.—Augustus Toplady

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4:57 AM Biblical faith by chestnutmare

Biblical faith will always produce a life characterized by love, holiness and good works. These works do not save us, but equally, the Epistle of James warns us against a faith which is empty and vain; that is, one that acknowledges the objective facts of God, Christ and salvation to be true but negates or neglects the other essential elements of trust and commitment. The demons believe in that sense, but they perish (James 2:19). Intellectual assent alone is empty, James argues. It does not save for it does not bring a person into union with the source of salvation. Where there is true union with Christ there will be a transformed life as evidence of that union; where there is mere intellectual assent divorced from true trust and commitment there may be orthodox belief, but no life of true holiness and love, for the heart has not been sanctified to God and regenerated.—William Webster

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 6:16 AM "The Hand of God" by Francis Schaeffer by Pilgrim

One of the great hymns of the church is “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,” which begins like this:

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand.

The phrase “hold me with thy powerful hand” has been a great comfort and blessing to God’s people down through the ages. But I would raise two questions about it: First, does the word hand used this way show primitivism in the Scripture? Does it demonstrate that the Bible is, after all, an ancient book which from an evolutionary perspective should be viewed as being old-fashioned in a very basic way? Second, is it just romanticism, merely a poetic expression that gives God’s people only emotional comfort?

Dr. Schaeffer brings to us the true biblical revelation of God, a God who is not only Spirit but a personal God who interacts with His creation by His divine providence. The author addresses the following sub-topics:
  1. God is Spirit
  2. The Hand of God Creates
  3. The Hand of God Preserves
  4. The Hand of God Chastises
  5. The Hand of God Cares for His People
  6. The Hand of God Provides Security
  7. The Hand of God Invites

To read this Article of the Month for April, go here: The Hand of God.

There is an additional link to this article HERE in the "Theology" section.

In His service and grace,

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