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Moralism & No-Lordship Antinomianism

Two great errors in the church today are 1) moralism and 2) no – lordship antinomianism. One has pride in his own goodness, and puts his hope (at least partly) in his own self-righteousness, not realizing he is spiritually bankrupt, saved by the free grace and righteousness of Christ alone. The other error acknowledges the imputation of Christ’s righteousness but ignores the impartation of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, thus rejecting the fullness of God’s grace to us in salvation. The tragic result is they see no need to yield in allegiance to Christ alone as LORD and sovereign. They end up presuming on God’s grace in justification often allowing sin to go unchecked, as if God no longer required a holy life from us as believers. But the Scriptures unambiguously declare that we are to obey, not in order to be saved or to somehow maintain our salvation … no, we are to obey BECAUSE we are saved and are the children of God. Those who are born again love God by obeying His commands and His commands are not burdensome because they have been born again.(1 John 3:9, 5:1-4)   Unknown from Monergism Aug 2016

 

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It Does Not Take a Prophet …

It does not take an inspired prophet of God to know that the USA is now under Divine judgment. How so? Well, just look around. – fallen humans have always sinned and there was a time when people understood, even if they sinned, that they had done wrong and felt guilty for it. But no longer – that is being cast off… it is obvious now that not only do we not feel guilt about evil but openly celebrate it, calling good evil, and evil good … and even give hearty approval of others who do evil (see Rom 1:18 +). According to this passage of Romans, the worst judgment of God takes place (at least in this life) when God gives people over to their sinful “free will” and when onlookers give approval to the evil of others.

There is little doubt we are already there. But as we consider this it is critical to remember that the problem is not just OUT THERE. Repentance must begin with us, the church. We must repent of the sin and false teaching that permeates our own thinking. We must pray and, by the grace of God, align our thoughts with God and get our own house in order before we remotely expect to have any influence on the world.

Tue, 08/16/2016 – 12:46 — john_hendryx
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“The revelation of the glory of God is not intended as an empty show to be admired by the creature but also aims at promoting their welfare and attuning their hearts to the praise of the Creator.”    Louis Berkhof

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“Do you REALLY believe that what you believe is REALLY real?”

Del Tackett  The Truth Project

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“To one who has Faith no explanation is needed…

To one without Faith no explanation is possible.”  Thomas Aquinas

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July 18, 2016

Come along with us during this “Intermission” between Revelation and Daniel for our WELL SAID series as we recognize and share wonderful quotations from wonderful people which we hope you value as much as we do…Please forward any comments or suggestions to me directly at Debbie.Roberts311@gmail.com

 

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by Frank Turek, “Stealing from God”

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“One can put the knife to the side and say that the amazing evidence of God’s sovereignty is revealed in how even those who don’t believe in Him call upon Him to remind them of the source that paved the way to their disavowal of belief in His existence.  It is like stepping on a bridge to cross a chasm, all the while believing there is no bridge.”

(In response to a discussion he had with the renowned atheist Richard Dawkins after Dawkins stumbled making his argument against God and in exasperation blurted out “Oh God!” )

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The Finale of the Revelation Study

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THE FINALE OF THE REVELATION STUDY

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We are at the close of our journey in Revelation. The final two verses of Revelation 22:20-21 say, “He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.” (ESV)

 As a final point to my comments in the previous blog, please note that when I am talking about individuals and churches misinterpreting Scripture I am not talking of those who mistakenly interpret Scripture but rather those who blatantly, or deliberately, falsify the truth of Scripture. Those who adhere to the word of God accept it as Sola Scriptura, meaning that Scripture alone is authoritative for the faith and practice of the Christian. The Bible is complete, authoritative, and true. If that is you, then you are following God’s word.

Jesus again testifies that the things written in Revelation (which by default would include the entire Biblical cannon of Scripture) are true and will occur. He again reaffirms that He is coming soon.

As followers of God, we can wholeheartedly say “Amen” and shout out, “Come, Lord Jesus”. John concludes his writing with the words, “The Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.”

We hope you have enjoyed reading Revelation during our 11 months study together. As we have already said, we are working on the entire blog series on the book of Revelation to be available as a book very soon. Once we have completed editing and format we will then look to having the book published.

In the meantime, as the author of the blogs, I have to offer my grateful thanks to all of you who have read the blogs diligently and for your continuing encouragement. There is a great deal of time spent in study, research and prayer for the content and sources we use. We would ideally love to be able to place all of the wonderful pictures that Debbie has included with each blog in the book but, sadly, the cost of doing so would be too great. We are looking at the idea of having, perhaps, one main picture for each chapter but that, again, will need further discussion as to the practicality of doing.

Doing a daily blog takes a large piece of our daily activities. That is not a complaint, simply a fact. That, in itself, means that other things suffer as a result of time restraints. Such things are the writing activities of several books I am working on as well as a bachelor’s course I am currently pursuing for Ministry that I hope will be followed up with a Master’s degree in Theology. I’m proud to say my wife is also on the same journey and there are specific reasons that we are pursuing that course, which will be revealed in due time.

As a result of all of the above, we are moving the blog to a weekly format which we will publish each Monday. Our next series, I’m delighted to inform you, will be on the book of Daniel. This will commence in the fall. The specific timing will be posted in due course.

We are also exploring the idea of doing a preaching series via you tube video, which is also likely to be a weekly format.

There is much to do in the service of our Lord and Master and anything and everything we do we do for the Honor and Glory of God.

Stay tuned for more updates from MDR Ministries

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