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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

From AOMIN.....Jeff Downs

Golden Chain

11/02/2010 - Jeff Downs
Dr. Joseph Pipa, president of Greenville Seminary recently spoke at the Oklahoma Conference on Reformed Theology on the topic of the "Golden Chain of Redemption (Romans 8:29-30)." I am currently taking Christ & Salvation with Dr. Pipa, some of the same things mentioned in class are presented in this lectures. The advantage you have is you is that he is not going to ask you questions about what you read. The disadvantage is that the lectures total only five hours (the class is 3 hrs. every Wednesday over a semester - certainly more intense).

I've listened to part of the lecture on Predestination and here is my favorite statement:
Some may say “because I am elect, it doesn’t really matter how I live or what I do. Well the one thing I can say for sure about you is that you might be elect, but you are not yet converted.”

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I do not know about you, but that comment seems not only a contradiction, but in fact, a sentiment that pushes works over grace, but of course I may be wrong.

Then again, I have never yet met a so called "elect" person who ever said such a thing.....

Mark 

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