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Authentic Christian faith: individual but not individualistic

The saddest words in the whole New Testament have to be John the Baptist’s plea from his prison cell to Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another? (See Luke 7:19-23). Layton Friesen (“Could you lend me some faith?” The Messenger, Nov/13, p. 18) I resonate with Layton Friesen’s assessment of the sad import of John the Baptist’s question. John had been so sure that God had … Continue reading

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Practising Calvinism

I have been a Calvinist for almost 47 years now, and my reading of Scripture continues to confirm the correctness of that monergist framework. The God I have learned to love with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength is the one who chose me to be one of his adopted children, before he created the world. Everything I am and have is his gift, and the prospect of what lies ahead, when he finally … Continue reading

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