Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 8 Q & A 12 Q What special act of providence did God exercise towards man in the estate wherein he was created? A When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; forbidding him to eat of the …

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While the future is ahead of us, we find ourselves facing the past; there is a comfort in focussing on what we know more certainly that bids us orient ourselves toward what has been rather than the uncertainties of what will be. Facing the unknown and uncertain future results in us looking in a direction …

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Mike Emlet encourages us to find the line that has trust in God’s providence on one side, and reliance on our effort and initiative on the other. it’s easy to become imbalanced and to drift into either the “power mode” or the “presumption mode.” In the power mode, we take charge of our lives as …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 9 Chapter 5 – Of Providence cont. (Paragraphs 5-7) V. The most wise, righteous, and gracious God, does often times leave for a season his own children to manifold temptations and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 8 Chapter 5 – Of Providence (Paragraphs 1-4) I. God, the great Creator of all things, does uphold, direct dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the …

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