Some basics of faith

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    SOME BASICS OF FAITH
    A very brief Summary
    By Bernard Gowens

    I am sharing this from another list to which I am subscribed. It is going to be posted in parts. Here is the first part:

     
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    Some Basics of Faith (Part 2)

    Here is part two of the same article by Elder Bernard Gowens

     
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    The Basics of Faith - Part Three

    And this is the third part of the same article by Elder Bernard Gowens. I believe there will be four postings more but I will stop at this one for now.

     
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    I agree in general with the Elder regarding faith that is inborn in one at the moment of regeneration. However, I disagree with his statement: It is thus that this 'responding' faith functions below the level of a regenerate's consciousness.

    I also disagree with the further statement of the Elder, particularly the last sentence: This 'answer' is performed by the renewed soul's responding faith, delivering the message back to God that "Divine life and knowledge of Thee is immediately received". In a word,this faith responds involuntarily on the part of the creature by the Spirit of God's Son in our hearts crying Abba, Father.[Galatians 4:6]

    I have heard doctrine similar to that above preached. It is my opinion that this doctrine borders on Gnosticism.

    I have argued endlessly on this Forum that with Regeneration the will that was opposed to GOD was changed to a will that desired GOD and one is given the faith whereby the Gospel Call becomes the Effectual Call. [I do recognize that some equate Regeneration with the Effectual Call.] I have posted elsewhere on this Forum my belief regarding the response of one who has experienced Regeneration.

    Conversion is the result of conscious act of a regenerate person in which he responds to the ‘Gospel Call’ and turns to God in faith and repentance. Conversion is in reality an acknowledgment that one has experienced regeneration.
     
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    That's fine, ORB.
    I posted the article, and will post the rest, for discussion, not for agreement.
    In my opinion, though, I think he has rightly divided the word.
    But that's me, just an old near-senile ape.:smilewinkgrin:
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