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Covenant Nurture

The Threefold Use of the Law
1. A usus politicus or civilis. The law serves the purpose of restraining sin and promoting righteousness. Considered from this point of view, the law presupposes sin and is necessary on account of sin. It serves the purpose of God’s common grace in the world at large. This means that from this point of view it cannot be regarded a means of grace in the technical sense of the word.

2. A usus elenchticus or pedagogicus. In this capacity the law serves the purpose of bringing man under conviction of sin, and of making him conscious of his inability to meet the demands of the law. In that way the law becomes his tutor to lead him unto Christ, and thus becomes subservient to God’s gracious purpose of redemption.

3. A usus didacticus or normativus. This is the so-called tertius usus legis, the…

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Past Times are my Pastime

Since we plan to spend the Fourth of July celebrating with our family it seems appropriate to offer a small memorial tribute to our ancestors who fought or rendered aid to the cause of independence.

Our Family Roll of Honor

  • Thomas Tewksbury
  • Benjamin Slater
  • Daniel Crossman
  • James Critchlow
  • David Critchlow
  • Thomas Hornsby
  • Charles Robertson
  • Vincent Hollingsworth
  • John Maupin
  • James Clark
  • John Bridges
  • Charles Leadbetter
  • Baxter Davis
  • William Dye
  • John Leech
 (NOTE: not all of these ancestors have been sufficiently documented for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution or similar lineage societies.)

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