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May 09 2017 By dvirtue FOR OUR REDEMPTION: The Scope of the Atonement

"It is impossible to honor God as we ought, unless we know him as he is" (Stephen Charnock). We know God from the Bible. It is imperative that our doctrine and devotion should be biblical.

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May 01 2017 By dvirtue REFORMATION FOR RIGHT NOW

Yet clearly, when it comes to our understanding of salvation, those five points are extremely important. Let's think here about Sola Scriptura and the way the Reformation recovered the Bible for the church.

Holy enthusiasm for Scripture

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April 23 2017 By dvirtue The Three-Dimensional Ministry of the Lord Jesus

The range of Jesus' salvific service to humanity is from eternity to eternity. We gasp with awe at the extent of His mercy that commits Him to our rescue from alienation from God to reclamation to God. The mind of the Triune God apart from all else was fixated on restoring fallen man to fellowship with Himself.

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April 19 2017 By dvirtue The Return of the Judaizers

Scripture speaks of the circumcision of the heart, an eternal circumcision. In Colossians 2:8-9, 11-14, the Apostle Paul writes:

"See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Messiah.

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.

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April 02 2017 By dvirtue PREACHING: SOME OBSERVATIONS AND OPINIONS

Immediately, it can be perceived, that no individual in themselves is armed with the necessary disposition and capacities to claim fitness for the role of preaching. God must call, God must compel, God must equip, enable, and uphold, and yet no honest preacher feels or believes that he measures up to the demands of his vocation or that his service is anywhere near worthy of his most exalted and merciful Lord.

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March 08 2017 By dvirtue God's Sufficient Scripture: A Resource Monograph for The Missionary Diocese of CANA East

Committed to Scripture's sufficiency, the authors of this monograph have sought to be faithful to the Word of God and thereby faithful to the God of the Word. At places polemical and at places constructive, for the building up of Christ's church in the Missionary Diocese of CANA East, these essays seek to uphold Scripture faithfully by advancing its authoritative truth.

You can read the full monograph here:
http://tinyurl.com/hrj9xpe

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March 01 2017 By dvirtue The Logic of the Lord's Supper in Cranmer's Common Prayer

"I begin with the observation of another conservative evangelical Anglican with a sympathy for the Prayer Book and Articles, J. I. Packer, that the building block of much Prayer Book liturgy is a triad which he names "sin, grace, faith", but which could perhaps more historically be named "guilt, grace, gratitude", or "repentance, faith, charity".

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February 24 2017 By dvirtue ANGLICAN ANEMIA - Conclusion

Anglican piety and proclamation are sensitively geared to human welfare (transient body and eternal soul).

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February 15 2017 By dvirtue ANGLICAN ANEMIA -- (Part Four)

Anglicanism's godly tradition is virtually trashed. Its contemporary congregants have no idea of what they are missing and probably little appetite for it if ever introduced to it. Our generation has gone too far into a mode of modern Christian thought and practice that flatters and entertains and which bears little resemblance to the historic faith of the ages. It does not adequately reveal the God of sovereignty and majesty nor hold a mirror to the miserable condition of our race.

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February 11 2017 By dvirtue ANGLICAN ANEMIA - (Part Three)

These little hints of individuality and distinctiveness counter our tendency to read all authors in a routine way devoid of empathy. There is music and meaning in great authors who take us into their confidence and society through the privacy of turning the pages of their books, and Ford Lewis Battles describes Calvin as a poet even in the English prose through which we receive him: "We must regard Calvin as a poet because his prose, compared with ours is poetry . .

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