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Re: [Covenanted Reformation] RE: Sproul VS Covenant

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  • Edgar A. Ibarra Jr.
    Maggie, Very beautiful and sobering about those that are in the visible body but not in the invisible body. Thank you for posting this! -Edgar ... seemed ...
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 2, 2005
      Maggie,

      Very beautiful and sobering about those that are in the visible
      body but not in the invisible body.

      Thank you for posting this!

      -Edgar

      --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, "Maggie Conley"
      <mmpconley@s...> wrote:
      > "Perhaps I didn't read Sproul carefully, but what he was saying
      seemed
      > consistent with this."
      >
      > For the record, the February 18th article quoted was taken a tad
      bit out
      > of context - or at least it seems to me it was.
      >
      > I have been a regular subscriber to Tabletalk for almost three
      years now
      > and this past year on Hebrews has been wonderful.
      >
      > The summation of this day's devotional says this:
      >
      > "The Reformed tradition recognizes that the Bible teaches both
      divine
      > sovereignty and human responsibility. God is in control of all
      things.
      > Human beings are responsible to keep the covenant. In the book of
      > Hebrews, God gives us real warnings so that human responsibility is
      not
      > invalidated, but rather sustained because the warnings motivate the
      > invisible Church to keep the faith.
      >
      > "It is a sobering thought that every local church probably has
      people
      > within it who profess Christ but in reality are from the kingdom.
      > Though we may not know who those people are, we must remain aware
      that
      > they exist. Pray that all the people in your church may not only
      > profess faith, but also possess it by God's Grace."
      >
      >
      > Lest I type the ENTIRE article (and I can if necessary) the point of
      > this article is that the Covenant is made by God, and broken by man.
      > Men break it over and over, and only God remains true, and only God
      > enables men to remain true, by His Grace in the Faith which He
      Gifts us.
      >
      > Maggie - who begins a new year of Tabletalk in James yesterday.
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