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cupotea

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This is what I copy exactly from the Spurgeon Collection CD ROM published by Ages software,

It's from Faith's checkbook:

OCTOBER 16
ONE WITH Christ Jesus
"œBecause I live, ye shall live also" <431419>John 14:19
Jesus has made the life of believers in Him as certain as His own. As sure
as the Head lives the members live also. If Jesus has not risen from the
dead, then are we dead in our sins; but since He has risen, all believers are
risen in Him. His death has put away our transgressions, and loosed the
bonds which held us under the death sentence. His resurrection proves our
justification: we are absolved, and mercy saith, "œThe Lord hath put away
thy sin, thou shalt not die."
Jesus has made the life of His people as eternal as His own. [Here again,
Spurgeon teaches that which is not sustained by the Scriptures. Possessing
Eternal Life, in this world, is always conditioned upon continued obedience
to Christ.] How can they die as long as He lives, seeing they are one with
Him? Because He dieth no more, and death hath no more dominion over
Him, so they shall no more return to the graves of their old sins, but shall
live unto the Lord in newness of life. O believer, when, under great
temptation, thou fearest that thou shalt one day fall by the hand of the
enemy, let this reassure thee. Thou shalt never lose thy spiritual life, for it
is hid with Christ in God. Thou dost not doubt the immortality of thy Lord;
therefore, do not think that He will let thee die, since thou art one with
Him. The argument for thy life is His life, and of that thou canst have no
fear; wherefore rest in thy living Lord.

End quote

So waht's going on here?
 

fredtgreco

Vanilla Westminsterian
Staff member
Originally posted by duncan001
This is what I copy exactly from the Spurgeon Collection CD ROM published by Ages software,

It's from Faith's checkbook:

OCTOBER 16
ONE WITH Christ Jesus
"œBecause I live, ye shall live also" <431419>John 14:19
Jesus has made the life of believers in Him as certain as His own. As sure
as the Head lives the members live also. If Jesus has not risen from the
dead, then are we dead in our sins; but since He has risen, all believers are
risen in Him. His death has put away our transgressions, and loosed the
bonds which held us under the death sentence. His resurrection proves our
justification: we are absolved, and mercy saith, "œThe Lord hath put away
thy sin, thou shalt not die."
Jesus has made the life of His people as eternal as His own. [Here again,
Spurgeon teaches that which is not sustained by the Scriptures. Possessing
Eternal Life, in this world, is always conditioned upon continued obedience
to Christ.] How can they die as long as He lives, seeing they are one with
Him? Because He dieth no more, and death hath no more dominion over
Him, so they shall no more return to the graves of their old sins, but shall
live unto the Lord in newness of life. O believer, when, under great
temptation, thou fearest that thou shalt one day fall by the hand of the
enemy, let this reassure thee. Thou shalt never lose thy spiritual life, for it
is hid with Christ in God. Thou dost not doubt the immortality of thy Lord;
therefore, do not think that He will let thee die, since thou art one with
Him. The argument for thy life is His life, and of that thou canst have no
fear; wherefore rest in thy living Lord.

End quote

So waht's going on here?

Sounds like a pretty standard version of the doctrine of the Perseverance of the saints to me.
 

fredtgreco

Vanilla Westminsterian
Staff member
Originally posted by duncan001
Should someone inform Ages?

Yes, you probably should. I'm sorry, I misunderstood your question, and glanced over the editorial comment. I was looking at Spurgeon's words. Duh! :mad:
 
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