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  • Edgar A. Ibarra Jr.
    May 31, 2006
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      Thank you so much for sharing this quote by Covenanter minister Christopher Love.

      This so describes the faithful Covenanters of yesteryear and of today, in the performance of duty and such!

      Yours in Christ,

      Edgar Ibarra



      --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, "friendly_little_soul" <group.only@...> wrote:
      > I was using this quote somewhere else, and it seemed to speak to what
      > you were speaking of, so thought to post it here:
      > "Though you cannot perform duty without infirmity, yet you do perform
      > duty without known hypocrisy. Though you offend in the manner of
      > performance, yet you would not be false in the end principle of doing.
      > The sincerity of your heart herein maybe your comfort, and from such,
      > though the spirit may withdraw for a while yet it will not be long
      > before He returns again." T Christopher Love from Sermon 6 on the Flesh
      > and the Spirit.
      > Quote_woman aka Deejay
      > --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, Jasper jasperh98@
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Thank you Deejay. As you say, thinking that attendance at public
      > worship makes one a Christian is extreme and ridden with error.
      > Likewise, the idea that the assembly for public worship must be free of
      > all error (or some say "sin") and utterly without compromise in order
      > for it to be proper for a believer to attend, is also flawed. One of my
      > concerns is that those who proclaim this idea may be inconsistent and
      > hypocritical on that matter. Those who do attend public worship are
      > doing so within a group of somewhat varying beliefs, understandings,
      > practices, depths of faith, etc.; all being imperfect in their public
      > worship. Those who do not attend public worship may be more consistent
      > but still just as wrong on the point - and if they conduct "family
      > worship" in lieu of public worship, they are faced with the same issues
      > as those at public worship described above - worshipping among imperfect
      > worship. I think that if we are honest we will agree that at least some
      > level
      > > of what was termed "compromise" is not only permitted, but in fact
      > necessary, and assumed by the scriptures wherein we are admonished to
      > assemble together for worship. Imperfect Christians are to assemble
      > together for the public worship of God, knowing that their worship of
      > God is imperfect.
      > >

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