Reformed Theology Noah and the Burnt Offerings, Righteousness by Faith.  Calvinism

Noah and the Burnt Offerings, Righteousness by Faith.

Reformed Theology Noah and the Burnt Offerings, Righteousness by Faith.  Calvinism
Noah and the Burnt Offerings, Righteousness by Faith.

Genesis 8

14In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. 15Then God said to Noah, 16Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons wives with you. 17Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all fleshbirds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earthso that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth. 18So Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons wives. 19And every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out of the ark by families.

20Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. 21And when the Lord smelt the pleasing odour, the Lord said in his heart, I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, for the inclination of the human heart is evil from youth; nor will I ever again destroy every living creature as I have done.

Something I feel like I glossed over when reading this story in the past–Noah immediately makes the first recorded burnt offering when he leaves the ark. Noah recognizes that he was not saved because of inherent righteousness in himself, but righteousness that comes from faith in a God who will accept a pure substitute. Noah knew that he and his family should have been destroyed with everyone else. It is a pleasing aroma to God when we have faith that grasps this.

Genesis 814In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. 15Then God said to Noah, 16Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons wives with you. 17Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all fleshbirds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earthso that they may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth. 18So Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons wives. 19And every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out of the ark by families.20Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. 21And when the Lord smelt the pleasing odour, the Lord said in his heart, I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, for the inclination of the human heart is evil from youth; nor will I ever again destroy every living creature as I have done.Something I feel like I glossed over when reading this story in the past–Noah immediately makes the first recorded burnt offering when he leaves the ark. Noah recognizes that he was not saved because of inherent righteousness in himself, but righteousness that comes from faith in a God who will accept a pure substitute. Noah knew that he and his family should have been destroyed with everyone else. It is a pleasing aroma to God when we have faith that grasps this.
Link: Noah and the Burnt Offerings, Righteousness by Faith.
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Reformed Theology Hey pastors/hypepriests/presbyters, what is your threshold of comfort on gifts given to you by parishioners?  Calvinism

Hey pastors/hypepriests/presbyters, what is your threshold of comfort on gifts given to you by parishioners?

Reformed Theology Hey pastors/hypepriests/presbyters, what is your threshold of comfort on gifts given to you by parishioners?  Calvinism
Hey pastors/hypepriests/presbyters, what is your threshold of comfort on gifts given to you by parishioners?

Would you accept cash for a baptism done, for example, or do you stop at baked goods/the occasional home cooked meal? What's your threshold of comfort for these things?

Would you accept cash for a baptism done, for example, or do you stop at baked goods/the occasional home cooked meal? What’s your threshold of comfort for these things?
Link: Hey pastors/hypepriests/presbyters, what is your threshold of comfort on gifts given to you by parishioners?
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Reformed Theology "Christ did not ordain pastors on the principle that they only teach the Church in a general way on the public platform..."  Calvinism

“Christ did not ordain pastors on the principle that they only teach the Church in a general way on the public platform…”

Reformed Theology "Christ did not ordain pastors on the principle that they only teach the Church in a general way on the public platform..."  Calvinism
“Christ did not ordain pastors on the principle that they only teach the Church in a general way on the public platform…”

"Christ did not ordain pastors on the principle that they only teach the Church in a general way on the public platform, but that they care for the individual sheep, bring back the wandering and scattered to the fold, bind up the broken and crippled, heal the sick, support the frail and weak."

Calvin–(Commentary on Acts 20:20)

“Christ did not ordain pastors on the principle that they only teach the Church in a general way on the public platform, but that they care for the individual sheep, bring back the wandering and scattered to the fold, bind up the broken and crippled, heal the sick, support the frail and weak.”Calvin–(Commentary on Acts 20:20)
Link: “Christ did not ordain pastors on the principle that they only teach the Church in a general way on the public platform…”
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Reformed Theology How to love and honor my mother-in-law, but also protect my wife from her bullying/seeming desire for control?  Calvinism

How to love and honor my mother-in-law, but also protect my wife from her bullying/seeming desire for control?

Reformed Theology How to love and honor my mother-in-law, but also protect my wife from her bullying/seeming desire for control?  Calvinism
How to love and honor my mother-in-law, but also protect my wife from her bullying/seeming desire for control?

I don't wanna get into it any more than that… help?

I don’t wanna get into it any more than that… help?
Link: How to love and honor my mother-in-law, but also protect my wife from her bullying/seeming desire for control?
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Reformed Theology Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch (x-post r/christianity)  Calvinism

Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch (x-post r/christianity)

Reformed Theology Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch (x-post r/christianity)  Calvinism
Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch (x-post r/christianity)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/world/asia/china-church-dynamite.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-1&action=click&contentCollection=World&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/world/asia/china-church-dynamite.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-1&action=click&contentCollection=World&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article
Link: Chinese Police Dynamite Christian Megachurch (x-post r/christianity)
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Reformed Theology humanizing context for the Salvadoran TPS situation. I want to hear folk's views on this fleshed out Biblically/theologically.  Calvinism

humanizing context for the Salvadoran TPS situation. I want to hear folk’s views on this fleshed out Biblically/theologically.

Reformed Theology humanizing context for the Salvadoran TPS situation. I want to hear folk's views on this fleshed out Biblically/theologically.  Calvinism
humanizing context for the Salvadoran TPS situation. I want to hear folk’s views on this fleshed out Biblically/theologically.
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/10/us/el-salvador-tps-immigration-new-jersey/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/10/us/el-salvador-tps-immigration-new-jersey/index.html
Link: humanizing context for the Salvadoran TPS situation. I want to hear folk’s views on this fleshed out Biblically/theologically.
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Reformed Theology Matthew Sorens' (World Relief) Response to the TPS decision for Salvadorans in the US.  Calvinism

Matthew Sorens’ (World Relief) Response to the TPS decision for Salvadorans in the US.

Reformed Theology Matthew Sorens' (World Relief) Response to the TPS decision for Salvadorans in the US.  Calvinism
Matthew Sorens’ (World Relief) Response to the TPS decision for Salvadorans in the US.
https://twitter.com/MatthewSoerens/status/950383446324662275?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3Bvems%2BXCqSgSNO4hdIZkWQg%3D%3D
https://twitter.com/MatthewSoerens/status/950383446324662275?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3Bvems%2BXCqSgSNO4hdIZkWQg%3D%3D
Link: Matthew Sorens’ (World Relief) Response to the TPS decision for Salvadorans in the US.
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Reformed Theology The 8 People Americans Trust More Than Their Local Pastor (Christianity Today)  Calvinism

The 8 People Americans Trust More Than Their Local Pastor (Christianity Today)

Reformed Theology The 8 People Americans Trust More Than Their Local Pastor (Christianity Today)  Calvinism
The 8 People Americans Trust More Than Their Local Pastor (Christianity Today)
http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/january/8-people-americans-trust-more-than-their-local-pastor.html
http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/january/8-people-americans-trust-more-than-their-local-pastor.html
Link: The 8 People Americans Trust More Than Their Local Pastor (Christianity Today)
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