Posts Tagged New Focus

An Old Debate on Justification from Eternity Revaluated

How things began      Starting around 1996 and continuing for some ten years, I wrote several books and a number of articles on the question of the timing of justification in its relation to faith, conversion, adoption, reconciliation, the forgiveness of sins and indeed all the blessings that God gives to His own in Christ […]

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Recent Judgment on George Ella Examined

     Recently, I have been soundly scolded in a lengthy article on Peter Ditzel’s website both for my beliefs and for allegedly misrepresenting those of the web-master with ‘sarcasm’ and ‘verbal violence’. This article was chiefly, it appears, a reaction to my refutation of Ditzel’s criticism of my doctrine of justification. Several years after writing […]

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Ditzel’s Last Stand

     Several weeks ago, I received a surprising letter from the NCT website The Word of His Grace, signed by Peter Ditzel. We had last corresponded personally, Peter informed me, in 2007 when I was very ill. So now, in April 2012, five years later Peter was writing to hear if I were now, once […]

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Peter Ditzel on Justification

     Recently, I came across a long essay in six parts entitled, ‘A Rebuttal to George M. Ella’s ‘John Gill and Justification from Eternity’ on a website named Word of His Grace. The writer, Peter Ditzel, had obtained a part-copy of an armchair talk I gave to my host and friends on justification in Minnesota […]

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Particular Redemption and the Free Offer

David H. J. Gay Brachus 2008 Obtainable from Amazon Books £10 per copy. Bulk prices available. No easy read      David Gay promises ‘no easy read’ in this supplement to his The Gospel Offer is Free: A Reply to George M. Ella’s The Free Offer and The Call of the Gospel. It is basically a […]

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The Lawful Use of the Law

Dear Editor,      As Christians, we realise that we know only in part until we see Christ face to face. This realisation ought not to deter us from practising another Scriptural truth which is to declare the whole counsel of God as it is revealed to us in Scripture. I fear that two articles in […]

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Missionary McCoy

Dear Sir,      Re. Wolter Smit’s letter of October/November: Before writing my New Focus essay on McCoy, I had researched Isaac McCoy’s correspondence with Wilson Thompson and the Miami County Association, recording my findings in another work. Thompson respected McCoy highly and assisted him to baptise Corbly Martin, the first teacher in McCoy’s Indian School. […]

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Putting an End to Sin

Dear Brethren,      The doctrine that Christ puts an end to all sin for all time and eternity is a red thread throughout Scripture. Thus I feel that the recent discussion on the Symposium has chased a red herring rather than that red thread. I attach some thoughts on the subject as a reaction to […]

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