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Vol II No. 5

belonging to christ v: called to salvation Cathechesis Column from the volume published by PBS I am His

by
The Revd. Fr Gavin Dunbar

Question. Dost thou not think that thou art bound to believe, and to do, as they have promised for thee? 

Answer. Yes, verily; and by God’s help so I will. And I heartily thank our heavenly Father, that he hath called me to this state of salvation, through Jesus Christ our Saviour. And I pray unto God to give me his grace, that I may continue in the same unto my life’s end.

Saved from Perishing

In five chapters, Genesis tells the tale of how God made the world very good, how sin and death entered the world by man’s disobedience. In chapter six we are told that God, seeing the wickedness of man, the corruption of his heart, was grieved, and decided to destroy the world he had made. The outlook is grim: “but” we are told, “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8), one man, though not perfect, God regarded with favor. Well you know the story – how God commanded Noah to make an ark, and to bring into it his family, and two of every unclean creature, and seven of every clean creature, and how Noah, trusting God’s promise, and obeying his commandments, rode out the Flood in the safety of the ark, to emerge in a world washed clean of old wickedness, for a fresh new start. 

So God is not

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