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John Owen on Giving Thanks

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owen-communion-with-god-2Just a brief post for Thanksgiving. John Owen (1616-1683) with a helpful reminder about the best way to give thanks to God:

“Obedience is the best way of showing our gratitude to God for His grace.” (Communion with God, p.140)

So while we should certainly give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and express that thankfulness with praise (Psalm 136:1), let us remember to give Him thanks with our lives as well, not only on Thanksgiving day, but every day.

Gratitude for God’s grace to us in Jesus Christ is the primary motive for our obedience.

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An Apology For The Baptists-Abraham Booth (1734-1806)

Matt Ross | Seminarian @SBTS

An Apology For The Baptists; In Which They Are Vindicated From The Imputation of Laying Unwarrantable Stress on The Ordinance of Baptism. And The Charge of Bigotry in Refusing The Lord’s Table to Paedobaptists.

By Abraham Booth

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1) An outline of the argument. The main headings should be the major arguments. Under each main heading should appear the significant points that Booth uses to support each main argument. Every entry should be in the form of a complete sentence.

 

Section I. The Baptists not chargeable with laying an unwarrantable stress on the Ordinance of Baptism.

In this section of Booth’s defense for baptism by immersion rather than infant baptism and the defense for closed communion Booth acknowledges the seriousness that the Scriptures deal with in such matters. He acknowledges that many outside of the Baptist denomination view these practices as rigid and unwarrantably stressful. He deals with issues…

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