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Particular Redemption chestnutmare Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:17 PM We hold — we are not afraid to say that we believe — that Christ came into this world with the intention of saving 'a multitude which no man can number;' and we believe that as the result of this, every person for whom He died must, beyond the shadow of a doubt, be cleansed from sin, and stand, washed in blood, before the Father's throne. We do not believe that Christ made any effectual atonement for those who are for ever damned; we dare not think that the blood of Christ was ever shed with the intention of saving those whom God foreknew never could be saved, and some of whom were even in Hell when Christ, according to some men's account, died to save them.

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Wait for it because it will surely come chestnutmare Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:41 PM I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith." Hab.2:1-4

...to wish God to conform to our rule is extremely preposterous and unreasonable: and there is no place for faith, if we expect God to fulfill immediately what He promises. It is hence the trial of faith to acquiesce in God’s Word, when its accomplishment does in no way appear. As then the Prophet teaches us, that the vision is yet for a time , he reminds us that we have no faith, except we are satisfied with God’s Word alone, and suspend our desires until the seasonable time comes, that which God Himself has appointed. The vision, then, yet shall be. But we are inclined to reduce, as it were, to nothing the power of God, except He accomplishes what He has said: “Yet, yet,” says the Prophet, “the vision shall be;” that is, “Though God does not stretch forth His hand, still let what He has spoken be sufficient for you: let then the vision itself be enough for you; let it be deemed worthy of credit, so that the Word of God may on its own account be believed; and let it not be tried according to the common rule; for men charge God with falsehood, except He immediately yields to their desires.

~ John Calvin
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Moral honesty cannot be absent where true grace is present chestnutmare Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:30 PM When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him." Moral honesty cannot be absent where true grace is present. Those who excuse others in trickery are guilty themselves; those who use others to do unjust actions for them are doubly so. If a man be ever so religious, if his own actions do not rebuke dishonesty, he is an accomplice with thieves. If we can acquiesce in anything which is not upright, we are not upright ourselves, and our religion is a lie. "And hast been partaker with adulterers." One by one the moral precepts are thus broken by the sinners in Zion. Under the cloak of piety, unclean livers conceal themselves. We may do this by smiling at unchaste jests, listening to indelicate expressions, and conniving at licentious behaviour in our presence; and if we thus act, how dare we preach, or lead public prayer, or wear the Christian name? See how the Lord lays righteousness to the plummet! How plainly all this declares that without holiness no man shall see the Lord! No amount of ceremonial or theological accuracy can cover dishonesty and fornication; these filthy things must be either purged from us by the blood of Jesus, or they will kindle a fire in God's anger which will burn even to the lowest hell.

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Profane professors chestnutmare Tue Jan 10, 2023 7:24 PM But to the wicked God says: What right have you to declare My statutes, or take My covenant in your mouth, seeing you hate instruction and cast My words behind your back? Ps.50:16-17

Profane professors are often too wise to learn, too besotted with conceit to be taught of God. What a monstrosity that men should declare those statutes which with their hearts they do not know, and which in their lives they openly disavow! Woe unto the men who hate the instruction which they take upon themselves to give. "And castest my words behind thee." Despising them, throwing them away as worthless, putting them out of sight as obnoxious. Many boasters of the law did this practically; and in these last days there are pickers and choosers of God's words who cannot endure the practical part of Scripture; they are disgusted at duty, they abhor responsibility, they disembowel texts of their plain meanings, they wrest the Scriptures to their own destruction. It is an ill sign when a man dares not look a Scripture in the face, and an evidence of brazen impudence when he tries to make it mean something less condemnatory of his sins, and endeavors to prove it to be less sweeping in its demands. How powerful is the argument that such men have no right to take the covenant of God into their mouths, seeing that its spirit does not regulate their lives!

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Restore those who have fallen in meekness chestnutmare Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:45 PM Gal 6:1 Brethren, even if a man be over-taken in any trespass, ye who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Our best friends are those who tell us the most truth about ourselves in a loving and caring way. Are we serving our friends in this manner as well?

If we do not remember from where we have come and the grace God has shown to us, we will rebuke our brothers and sisters in a harsh and unloving manner. But if we remember God's grace, we will restore those who have fallen in meekness, knowing that only God's grace keeps us from the same fault.

~ John Calvin. — 365 Days With Calvin
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