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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday November 12th We'll Be Discussing Lewis's "On The Reading Of Old Books"



C. S. Lewis wrote a preface to St. Penelope's translation of St. Athanasius's work "On the Incarnation."  This became the short four and a half page essay we know today as "On the Reading of Old Books."  You can find the essay HERE  Our meeting will be a theme meeting on the essay.  A Kindle edition of Sr. Penelope's translation can be found at Amazon for $1.00 HERE  

Please join us at 7:30 p.m. on November 12th for a lively discussion.  We;ll be meeting in December to discuss our schedule for next year and discuss how what to read and discuss in 2016.

SCHEDULE
November 12: Theme: the essay On the Reading of Old Books the introduction C.S. Lewis wrote to Sr. Penelope's translation of Athanasius: On the Incarnation available on the internet in its entirety (see above).  The introduction is four and a half pages long.  Come and share on either the introduction or Sr. Penelope's translation (5-10 min. or so)

December 21st a Monday in the tentative date of the Christmas Party although Stephen is planning to move down to Staunton should he find the house he desires.  I'm not sure of the status of that but we'll likely find out soon.

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    When men obey God, is it just an inconsequential act or does it produce a result?

    Does obeying Jesus result in a positive outcome?

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    If you disobey Jesus, then obviously He is not your source for salvation.

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    Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.(NASB)

    If obedience to God was not essential to salvation, then Jesus would have said you are saved, now obey by believing and being baptized in water. Believing is an act of obedience, just as is water baptism.

    Acts 16:31 They said "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved...(NASB)

    Believing is an act of obedience. Men are saved as a result of believing. Salvation does not precede obeying God. Salvation follows obedience to God.

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    Not believing the gospel is an act of disobedience.

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    2 Thessalonians 1:8 bringing judgement on those who do not wish to know God, and who refuses to accept his plan to save themthrough our Lord Jesus Christ. (The Living Bible---Paraphrased)

    Refusing to accept God's plan of salvation brings vengeance.

    HOW DO MEN OBEY THE GOSPEL?

    1. They obey by believing. (John 3:16) Believing is an act of obedience.
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    3. They obey by confession. (Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:37) Confession is an act of obedience.
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    Salvation occurs after submitting yourself to the New Covenant terms of forgiveness from sins.

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    Being obedient to the gospel is not keeping the Law of Moses.

    Being obedient to the gospel is not a good deed.

    Being obedient to the gospel is not a meritorious act.

    Being obedient to the gospel is not earning salvation.

    Being obedient to the gospel does not mean that we are not saved because of God's grace.

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