MacArthur's 7th distinction of LS

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  1. canadyjd

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    The other threads have sort of run their course. What don't we look at distinctive #7:

    http://www.gty.org/Resources/Articles/2439

    I would appreciate anyone who might want to comment on the verses of scripture that MacArthur uses to support his position.

    peace to you:praying:
     
  2. JustChristian

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    I like to look at the context:

    1Pe 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
    1Pe 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
    1Pe 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
    1Pe 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
    1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
    1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
    1Pe 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.

    This passage clearly states that those who are saved will love Jesus Christ:
    Whom having not seen.

    Next question.
     
  3. canadyjd

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    The passage does seem to support MacArthur's view. Their saving faith is expressed with love for Jesus Christ, whom they have not seen.

    This is consistent with what Jesus told Thomas in John 20:29: "....Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed."

    Thank you for the post.

    peace to you:praying:
     

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