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On having a full relationship with God the Father

At the heart of Christian life there is a relationship with God as Father.  R.A. Finlayson writes about this relationship in his Reformed Theological Writings: God is Father in a special way to his redeemed people; Christ taught his disciples … Continue reading

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The Top 10 on Transforming Grace (2008-09)

This time last year I posted the top 10 posts of the year.  Like this time last year I’ll take a break from blogging. I’m going back to the CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having … Continue reading

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Unravelling acceptance and godliness

At the heart of Christian faith and practice there are two mutually exclusive truths. The first is that God accepts (justifies) sinners through faith in his crucified Son, Jesus Christ. The second is that these children of God should want … Continue reading

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Christ, His Spirit, the word and holiness

In this extract from God’s Way of Holiness, Horatius Bonar describes the partnership between The Holy Spirit and Christ through scripture in bringing believers to greater holiness: He then that would be holy must be like Christ, and he that … Continue reading

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The 12 rare privileges of the children of God

I’ve posted before on the doctrine of adoption and need reminding of C.J. Mahaney’s advice on this matter: If you are a Christian and you are not convinced of God’s love for you then I would recommend you confine yourself … Continue reading

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Puritan emotion, assurance and desertion

I’ve heard it said that the Puritans put too much emphasis on felt faith as the basis of assurance. This may be true and there is certainly evidence in the work of Thomas Watson of a high emphasis on experiential … Continue reading

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The doctrine of adoption

Thanks to Peter Cockrell who recently posted an excerpt from a C.J. Mahaney sermon on the doctrine of adoption. At the end of the quote Mahaney says: If you are a Christian and you are not convinced of God’s love … Continue reading

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