Inquiry for Reformed Type's

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Earth Wind and Fire, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Earth Wind and Fire

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    I have become intrigued with a book "The Marrow Of Modern Divinity" & have been reading it off & on-- on line. Here is the jist of the contents....

    Book Description
    Publication Date: September 10, 2009
    An intriguing book, quite unlike any other, The Marrow of Modern Divinity defies pigeonholing. It was written in the 1600s by an author of whom we know little, yet it proved to be a critically important and controversial theological text.

    Penned as dialogue between a minister(Evangelista), a young Christian(Neophytus), a legalist(Nomista) who believes Christianity is a set of rules to be obeyed and Antinomista who thinks it's okay to sin because God will forgive him anyway, it makes for a wonderfully insightful book that remains tremendously relevant for our world today.


    Just wondering if any of our academic types (understanding we have lost quite a few on this board) have delved into it as I have questions & will have more as I progress into the book.

    Thanks.... ping me if you have!:D
     
  2. Thinkingstuff

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    Sounds clever Neophytes, Nomianism, Anti-Nomianism. Never heard of the book but sounds interesting.
     
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  4. The Biblicist

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    Yes, the new birth provides a new heart, a new inclination toward righteousness. The book of Job demonstrates that "faith" is not something either Satan or Job can deminish or destroy but it is the power of God alone that provides it and sustains it.

    Moreover, it is God who determines the "measure" of faith obtained and it is God that determines in what measure he works in us both to will and to do His good pleasure.

    Hence, those born again live by faith according to the measure provided and sustained by God. The inclination is always towards righteousness (Rom. 7:22) but the power to perform ultimately comes from God according to the measure of faith received and sustained by God. That is why there is so much diversity between true Christians and their lives. Some bring forth 30, some 40, some 60 some etc. as empowered and sustained by God.
     

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