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Article V. Article V. Who teach: That the incomplete and non-decisive election of particular persons to salvation occurred because of a foreseen faith, conversion, holiness, godliness, which either began or continued for some time; but that the complete and decisive election occurred because of foreseen perseverance unto the end in…

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The episcopate, notwithstanding the unity of the office and its rights, admitted the different grades of country bishop, ordinary city bishop, metropolitan, and patriarch. Such a distinction had already established itself on the basis of free religious sentiment in the church; so that the incumbents of the apostolic sees, like…

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Lord’s Day 48  Chapter 2: The Realization of the Kingdom  All the shadows of the old dispensation are now become reality and truth. Jerusalem, Mt. Zion, the throne of David, as well as the temple, the altar, and the perfect sacrifice, the king-priest forever according to the order of Melchisedec,—all…

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