11893Re: Sproul VS Covenant
- Jan 1, 2005Similar garbage was recently posted in Songs of Zion. It appears that
the minions are out beating the bushes.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Benjamin Hart
> OK, well what does Hebrews mean when it says the following?we have heard, lest we drift away. 2 For if the word spoken through
> 2:1-4: Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things
angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience
received a just reward, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a
salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was
confirmed to us by those who heard Him, 4 God also bearing witness
both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the
Holy Spirit, according to His own will?
>and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the
> 6:4-6: 4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened,
Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of
the age to come, 6 *if they fall away, to renew them again to
repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God,
and put Him to an open shame.
>knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
> 10:26-31: 26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the
27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery
indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has
rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or
three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will
he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot,
counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common
thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said,
"Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,"* *says the Lord. And again, "The
Lord will judge His people."* 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into
the hands of the living God.
> Isn't it consistent Reformed orthodoxy that states that the covenantis made externally with any who take the name of Christ and are
baptised, yet there is the internal aspect of the Covenant of Grace
which is made with the elect, who shall surely not fall away? Perhaps
I didn't read Sproul carefully, but what he was saying seemed
consistent with this.
>him as just loving to publicly bash people and sound like he's the
> A caveat with respect to John Robbins - am I the only one who sees
church-appointed protector of orthodoxy? Who would devote an article
to the question of whether CS Lewis was in hell, and end insinuating
he was? I could go on forever about him and Clark, but I must
restrain myself. Am I the only one whose skin crawls whenever I read
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