A post on the St. Helen’s Bishopsgate blog makes the point that the key story of the Bible is about relationships. Christianity is not acceptance of an intellectual proposition, it is the experience of a relationship that God adopts humans into through his son, Jesus. From the post: …the Bible is a love story. But …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 27 Chapter 17 – Of The Perseverance of the Saints I. They whom God has accepted in his Beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace; but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 20 Chapter 12 – Of Adoption I. All those that are justified, God vouchsafes, in and for his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption: by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of …

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Westminster Larger Catechism – Lord’s Day 20 Q & A 74 Q What is adoption? A Adoption is an act of the free grace of God,1 in and for his only Son Jesus Christ,2 whereby all those that are justified are received into the number of his children,3 have his name put upon them,4 the …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 22 Q & A 37 Q What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death? A The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness,1 and do immediately pass into glory;2 and their bodies, being still united in Christ,3 do rest in their graves, till the …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 18 Q & A 32 Q What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life? A They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification, adoption, and sanctification, and the several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 27 Chapter 17 – Of The Perseverance of the Saints I. They whom God has accepted in his Beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace; but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be …

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