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The Life Everlasting: A People Glorified, A Promise to Keep

 By R. Fowler White - Posted at Green Baggins: Having considered the place God prepares for the life everlasting of His people , we turn finally to consider the life everlasting as the church’s hope of glorification and as the promise that God will keep. In our day, it comes as a shock to many that the God of the Bible has no plan to save everyone without exception. In fact, as the Divine Judge who is completely just, He is under no obligation to save any sinner. Yet, because the God of the Bible is a merciful Savior as well as a just Judge, He has made known to us that His plan is to save any and all who repent of their sins and trust in Christ as He is offered in the gospel. Indeed, He has purposed to save a remnant from all nations (Rev 5:9), a multitude of sinners that no human can number (7:9). The Apostle John describes in a remarkable way that multitude who will go into the place of the life everlasting we described in our previous post. They are the thirsty to whom Christ gi

Catholic and Protestant

By David Clark Brand - Posted at The Christian Observer : I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me. No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes. Psalm 101:6-7 Catholic: “Universal” The Evangelical United Brethren pastor was visiting the writer’s childhood home. Mother inquired about the use of the word “catholic” in the Apostles’ Creed during the Sunday morning worship hour. Pastor Ralph Steese explained that the word “catholic” simply meant “universal,” and on that basis, it was perfectly okay for Protestants to affirm the words of the Apostles’ Creed: “I believe in the holy catholic church.” The church’s catholicity reflects its apostolicity in the sense that it defines the church as God Himself established it through the testimony of the apostles[1] on the foundation of Jesus Christ [2] in its local expression,