Paul's Passing Thoughts

The Doctrine of Mortification and Vivification

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on March 9, 2018

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  1. John said, on March 9, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    I laughed my eyeball out, and now I can’t clearly see if the rain has gone.


    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 9, 2018 at 6:55 PM

      Laughter is good for the soul John…happy to contribute.


  2. Barbara said, on March 9, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Isn’t it something? I always questioned how this made any sense.


    • John said, on March 10, 2018 at 8:06 AM

      It doesn’t make sense, Barbara. That’s what cultic control does: it removes/wipes out simple reasoning and replaces it with another thinking for you. The difference between the Jonestown massacre and Calvinism is that Calvinism has way more victims.


    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on March 10, 2018 at 4:03 PM

      M and V according to Paul Washer: ““At conversion, a person begins to see God and himself as never before. This greater revelation of God’s holiness and righteousness leads to a greater revelation of self, which, in return, results in a repentance or brokenness over sin. Nevertheless, the believer is not left in despair, for he is also afforded a greater revelation of the grace of God in the face of Christ, which leads to joy unspeakable. This cycle simply repeats itself throughout the Christian life. As the years pass, the Christian sees more of God and more of self, resulting in a greater and deeper brokenness. Yet, all the while, the Christian’s joy grows in equal measure because he is privy to greater and greater revelations of the love, grace, and mercy of God in the person and work of Christ. Not only this, but a greater interchange occurs in that the Christian learns to rest less and less in his own performance and more and more in the perfect work of Christ. Thus, his joy is not only increased, but it also becomes more consistent and stable. He has left off putting confidence in the flesh, which is idolatry, and is resting in the virtue and merits of Christ, which is true Christian piety” (Paul Washer: The Gospel Call and True Conversion; Part 1, Chapter 1, heading – The Essential Characteristics Of Genuine Repentance, subheading – Continuing and Deepening Work of Repentance).


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