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Keep Looking: A Response to Greg Morse and Desiring God

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KEEP LOOKING

My parents will be the first to tell you, I can really put my foot in my mouth. I often don’t say the right thing. Often times, I can frustrate Allyson because I try to hunt for just the right words for the situation. Different people interpret words differently. My family knew that frustrated, mad, and pissed we’re all different levels. Her family will use them all interchangeably. It causes confusion.

When I read the now infamous Piper article about sanctification I was hopeful that perhaps this was just a misstatement. I’m often not clear and so want to be gracious in this area. However, yesterday evening, Greg Morse (a Desiring God affiliate) wrote again in this issue and said exactly the same thing. Taking up the topic of killing sin, Morse seems to redirect and go on a tangent:

“But what about being saved by faith alone? You’re not…

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Justification

 

Q.33. What is justification?

A. Justification is an act of God’s free grace, wherein he pardons all our sins, and accepts us as righteous in his sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.                                               Westminster Shorter Catechism

 

Of Justification

Those whom God effectually calls, he also freely justifies, not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous; not for anything wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ’s sake alone; not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness; but by imputing Christ’s active obedience unto the whole law, and passive obedience in his death for their whole and sole righteousness by faith, which faith they have not of themselves; it is the gift of God.

From the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

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Father’s Day Thoughts from the pen of my wifey

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A Word from Machen

“What I need first of all is not an exhortation but a gospel, not directions for saving myself but knowledge of how God has saved me.” —Machen

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After The Wikileaks Emails There Is No Question — The Heidelblog

Somehow, large parts of our civil society have succumbed to that base but instinctive drive in people to lord it over others. That drive, as always, motivates those who tend to seek the reins of power. History is filled with unsavory characters . . . Continue reading →

via After The Wikileaks Emails There Is No Question — The Heidelblog

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When Darkness Hides His Face

Sometimes life for the Christian is just plain hard.  We’re not exempt from the effects of Adam’s sin, so we face debilitating illnesses, allergies that nearly cripple us, mental anguis…

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Thoughts from Great Expectations #3 from my wife’s pen, again.

“There’s one thing you may be sure of Pip,” said Joe, after some rumination,  “ namely, that lies is lies. However they come, they didn’t ought to come, and they come from the father …

Source: Thoughts from Great Expectations #3

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