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Occasional musings drawn from the depths of my Reformed faith and the relative shallowness of my daily life.
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  1. Impassibility of God

    God's impassibility is a quality of his aseity or divine fullness. Unlike us, God is not dependent upon anything outside himself for emotional fulfilment or satisfaction.

    Impassibility then, is not a defect in God. He is not emotionally stunted or remote. Rather he is perfectly fulfilled and satisfied in the perichoretic fellowship of the Trinity. It is out of this self-sufficient aseity that God relates to us as his creatures. He is not dependent upon us for love or emotional completion. ...
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  2. Righteousness and Justification by Faith

    Question:
    Are we justified on account of our faith?

    Spoiler

    Answer, per Robert Pate (and so many others):
    Yes

    Error!


    Justification is a declarative act in which God pronounces the sinner just or righteous, that is, declares that the claims of justice, so far as God is concerned, are satisfied, so that the sinner cannot be justly condemned, but is in justice entitled to the reward promised or due to perfect righteousness.

    The meritorious ...
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  3. The Trinity - Talking Points

    God, the Trinity, and seven principles

    God:
    There is but one God (Deuteronomy 4:39), who is eternal (Isaiah 57:15; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 90:4; Revelation 1:8; Revelation 4:8; John 8:58; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 45:21; Isaiah 46:9-10; Galatians 4:4-5; Acts 17:30-31), a spirit (John 4:24), sovereign (Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:17; Acts 17:28; Nehemiah 9:6; 2 Peter 3:7; Job 12:23; Job 34:14-15; Job 38:32; Matthew 5:45; Matthew 6:26; Numbers 23:19; 2 Samuel 7:28; Psalms 33:14-15; Psalms 104:14;
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  4. Our Lord's Atonement

    Quote Originally Posted by Bright Raven View Post
    Jesus died for the sins of every person who ever lived—yours included! That’s how much He loves you.
    Not a few folks react wrongly when limited atonement is mentioned, failing to see their own versions of limited atonement. Those who deny the Reformers view what Scripture teaches about limited atonement have a limited atonement of their own: some for whom Christ died are not saved by his death; His death accomplishes nothing for them. It is an ineffectual atonement, so far as
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  5. Views of the Eschaton

    For me, when it comes to views of the end times, any view, including, dispensational, and even historic premillennial (so-called non-dispensational Premillennialism), that encompasses earthly millennial reigning dishonorably implies Our Lord has abdicated from sitting at the right hand of God (e.g., Eph. 1:20-23; Col. 3:1-4; Rom. 8:34). I refuse to go there.

    Post-millennial views are basically amillennial views, with recapitulation—parallels covering the same ground from different ...
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