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51 page Pdf on God’s Decrees- Fall 2016/ Issue 106

Contents:

Introduction: Decrees | Tom Nettles

The Nature of God’s Eternal Decree An exposition of Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Chapter 7 “The Decree of God” From the 1689 London Baptist Confession | Tom Hicks

Predestined to Eternal Life Glory Hidden in the Mystery | Jared Longshore

Reprobation and the Second London Confession “the Second London Confession affirms reprobation, a doctrine which has been and continues to be the subject of much controversy” | Richard Blaylock

Like a Stone? The Perfect Confluence of God’s Providence And Human Freedom | Aaron Matherly

The High Mystery of Predestination An exposition of Paragraph 3 of Chapter 7 “The Decree of God” From the 1689 London Baptist Confession | Fred Malone

Book Review The Gospel Heritage of Georgia Baptists: 1772–1830 by Brandon F. Smith and Kurt M. Smith | Reviewed by Tom Nettles

 

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Deep South Regional Founders Conference – January 28-30, 2016

December 21, 2015 Leave a comment

by Tom Hicks

The 2016 Deep South Regional Founders Conference will meet at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Laurel MS, January 28-30, 2016. We look forward to hearing our key speaker, Conrad Mbewe, proclaim the doctrine of “Effectual Calling.” Opening with an Evangelistic sermon Thursday evening, the conference will have a full schedule of speakers, including Ken Fryer, Tom Hicks, and Ed Wallen. Online registration is now open. See here for more information. Check out the schedule below:

Schedule:

January 28-30, 2016

Thursday Evening: 6:30 pm

Conrad Mbewe

Evangelistic sermon

Friday Morning: 9:30 am

Ken Fryer

Grace and the Effectual Call

Conrad Mbewe

Effectual Calling and Predestination

Friday Evening: 6:30 pm

Tom Hicks

The Effectual Calling of Persons Incapable of Being Outwardly Called

Conrad Mbewe

The Affect of Effectual Calling on the Mind, Heart, and Will

Saturday Morning: 9:30 am

Ed Wallen

The Effectual Calling and Common Grace

Conrad Mbewe

The Agency of Effectual Calling (Word & Spirit)

 

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Tom Nettles Interviews Tom Ascol on the 1689 Confession

Interview on the Second London Confession of 1689

Founders Journal · Summer 2005 · pp. 4-9

Interview on the Second London Confession of 1689

Tom Ascol

The following questions were asked of Tom Ascol by Tom Nettles for this issue of the Founders Journal. Tom Ascol has served as pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, since 1986.

Start by telling us how long your church has used the 1689 Confession.

Since 1989 Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida has been guided by a commitment to the 1689 (Second London) Confession of Faith. We adopted that confession as a detailed expression of our doctrinal commitments as a church and for the purpose of guiding us in the selection of officers, teachers and other leaders in the church. We use the edition that is published by the elders of Grace Baptist Church in Carlisle, PA, but also allow for the use of the Carey edition, entitled A Faith to Confess. This latter edition employs modern language and is more easily read by some.[1]

 

 

 

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Why is Denying Justification such a Serious Error?

April 28, 2015 5 comments

Posted on February 19th, 2015, by Tom Hicks

The doctrine of justification by faith alone on the ground of Christ’s imputed righteousness remains under direct attack in various quarters. As someone who wrote his PhD dissertation on the doctrines of justification in Richard Baxter and Benjamin Keach, I am convinced that modifying the biblical doctrine is a serious theological error. As a pastor of a local church, I have observed how the doctrine of justification humbles the proud, strengthens the fainthearted, gives assurance to the fearful, encourages vulnerable and motivates self-sacrificing love. To deny this doctrine is to deny the very heart and power of the gospel. May the Lord bring theological clarity on this doctrine for the sake of His own glory and for the good of His beloved bride.

 

 

 

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The Objectivity of Christ’s Atonement

Posted on April 16th, 2015, by Jon English Lee

We live in an age that militates against the idea of God’s absolute holiness. Combined with a denial of the sinfulness of man, the rejection of God’s moral character results in a necessary de-valuing, or even denial, of the atonement. A crucial piece of a biblical understanding of Christ’s work is the objective nature of Christ’s atoning work.

Definition

To say that the atonement is objective is to say that the atonement was intended to and actually succeeded in propitiating God’s wrath and reconciling Him to the sinner.[1] The reason that I am highlighting the objective nature of the atonement is because it represents the main difference between those who accept the penal substitutionary view (or vicarious substitution) doctrine of the atonement and all those who prefer some other theory.[2]

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Let me give you 4 reasons to consider Christ’s atoning work as objectively securing the redemption of His people.

.The fundamental nature of the priesthood agrees. Hebrews 5:1 reads, “For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.” Christ, as the great high priest, fulfills each of those functions. (1) He was chosen among men, having come down and taken upon Himself the form of a servant. (2) He is appointed for men, that is, He was sent to be active in the interests of men. And (3) Christ was appointed to be the mediator between God and mankind. He has a “Godward orientation” in His work.

 

 

 

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Of What Use is the Law? Three purposes

December 1, 2014 3 comments

Posted on November 24th, 2014, by Jeff Robinson

Recently, after our family had completed its daily devotional time together, my oldest son asked me a very insightful question: How do the Ten Commandments apply to us today if they were given so long ago in the Old Testament?

It is a basic theological question that many Christians have asked throughout the history of the church and it is an important query. Many answers have been given to that, not all of them good. Obviously, there are two answers that are dead wrong and lead to two opposite ditches that the follower of Christ must avoid: Antinomianism (the law of God has no place in the life of the believer and he/she is free to live however they please) and legalism (I am saved by how closely I adhere to God’s commands—works righteousness).

 

 

 
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