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The Awakening of God to Our Sins

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The Awakening of God to Our Sins written by SEA member, Roy Ingle Salvation is of the Lord. We affirm that but let us consider that truth played out in our lives. When I was…

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Brian J. Abasciano, “Does Regeneration Precede Faith? The Use of 1 John 5:1 as a Proof Text”

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Brian J. Abasciano, “Does Regeneration Precede Faith? The Use of 1 John 5:1 as a Proof Text,” Evangelical Quarterly 84.4 (2012), 307-322, is available here: http://content.ebscohost.com/pdf27_28/pdf/2012/GLC/01Oct12/82351419.pdf?T=P&P=AN&K=82351419&S=R&D=aph&EbscoContent=dGJyMNLr40SeqLE4zdnyOLCmr0qeprZSrqu4S7WWxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPGssk2xqLJNuePfgeyx44Hy Here is the author’s abstract of the article: A…

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Steve Witzki, Early Christian Writers on Apostasy

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In the attached article, Steve Witzki surveys the thought of the early church on the topic of apostasy, concluding: “It seems rather apparent that the Ante-Nicene Fathers believed that a Christian could sever their saving…

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How do you know when you are righteous?

, posted by drwayman

By Dr. Dale Wayman

It seems to me that some people have more faith in their relationship with God than I do. I hear people talking about how God does special things for them. For example, I hear people say, “God made this sunny day just for me. I prayed that God would let the weather be nice and sunny and dry so that I would have a good day on my birthday.” I think, “Really? God put in a high pressure system over where you are today just so you could have a good day?” I then imagine a farmer in the same region praying, “Lord, today, could you make it rain really good? My crops aren’t doing well and they could use the moisture.” So, now we have competing prayers. How does God know who to listen to?

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Is Faith a Work?

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Is Faith a Work?

This post is written by SEA member, Roy Ingle

In Romans 4:4-5 we read the following:

4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5 And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.

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Adam Clarke on Ephesians 2:8-9

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Adam Clarke on Ephesians 2:8-9

provided by SEA member, Roy Ingle

I am studying to teach this weekend from Ephesians 2:1-10 and I was reading from Adam Clarke’s commentary on the passage and I loved his words on verses 8-9:

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