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When the godly perceive that the beginning, middle, end , yes, everything proceeds only from God according to His eternal election…it will then stir up the soul to return everything to God and in all things to honor and glorify Him, most heartily thanking Him.
We finally cover the famous “predestination chapter” of the Bible. With the help of Augustine, Chyrsostom, and Aquinas we exegete how God has stayed true to his promises to Israel even though much of ethnic Israel has not been predestined. 3,176 more words
*This post belongs to a series of blog-posts, for part 1, click here
Before answering the first objection I mentioned in part one, I have to devote a blog to something I can no longer assume is common knowledge to my readers, which is God’s dealings with the Old Testament gathering of His people. 2,290 more words
The Scripture is eerily silent on a practice that is held by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox Churches: praying to departed saints. How can a practice be so widespread if there was absolutely nothing to it? 2,543 more words
“Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12) “has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began….” 423 more words