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    For the time being just look up Calvin's...

    For the time being just look up Calvin's Commentaries on 2 Tim. 1:9 and read his profound insights on eternal Grace. The site I was looking at (ccel) did not allow copy and paste but I think all...
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    The Calvin quotes on this matter I have...

    The Calvin quotes on this matter I have definitely encountered, will provide as soon as opportunity permits me to look up where in his massive writings he spoke on this. Probably in his Bible...
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    Well, the 'calvinist' label is used to mean...

    Well, the 'calvinist' label is used to mean anything today. As far as Calvin's own position is concerned, I'm quite certain he did not hold to the 'common wrath' doctrine. I can provide quotes if...
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    Calvin's Deathbed Confession

    I have been studying Calvin and his history a lot lately. There is much debate on how sound he was both in teaching and in life. I just want to post this wonderful treasure of what he stated on his...
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    Thanks Bright Fame, I agree on all points. From...

    Thanks Bright Fame, I agree on all points. From what I have studied this agrees with the interpretation of Calvin, Gill, and many others in their commentaries. We are by nature children of wrath...
  6. Brandan: I think I may have misrepresnted you...

    Brandan:

    I think I may have misrepresnted you with this quote above: Looking at this and seriously considering it, I would not have learned truth on a hundred different gospel matters that I've...
  7. That's right! --Bob

    That's right! --Bob
  8. Jacob Arminius in his response to the "Nine...

    Jacob Arminius in his response to the "Nine Questions" in the answer to question 8 affirms a quote from Augustine supporting his own views that I have not been able to find, even in his earlier works...
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    Don, respectfully, you are utilizing paradoxical...

    Don, respectfully, you are utilizing paradoxical arguments and are becoming dialectical with yourself. You can't claim both contradictory propositions: that regeneration is needed as a prerequisite...
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    Calvin on 2 Peter: "The doubts respecting this...

    Calvin on 2 Peter:

    "The doubts respecting this Epistle mentioned by Eusebius, ought not to keep us from reading it. For if the doubts rested on the authority of men, whose names he does not give,...
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    Thanks Don. On a very different (and...

    Thanks Don.

    On a very different (and temporary) note, for those who deny the homologoumena/antilegomena distinction, I would like to see their interpretation of this passage from Ecclesiastes...
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    Thanks Don. We will just have to disagree on...

    Thanks Don.

    We will just have to disagree on this. I recognize the acceptance of the book named James by the 'church' (wow!), and only will say that if they are right, James 2 on justification...
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    Use Homolegoumena Scriptures

    Don,

    I do not attempt to interpret James 2:14-26 in any intelligible way, I can't. It was historically viewed as antilegomena even by the Roman Catholic Church until the canon of Trent in 1545...
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    Thanks so much Don, I agree fully except that a...

    Thanks so much Don, I agree fully except that a discussion of what you mean by 'perfect works' is definitely in order., as I'm not sure what you are getting at. --Bob
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    Notitia, Assensus, and Fiducia

    Please look at the following article regarding this formula invented by Melanchthon. I do not agree with every point in it, especially the nature of the 'faith' (belief) of those wanting to kill...
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    Hi again Don. "I, for one, do not accept this...

    Hi again Don.

    "I, for one, do not accept this notion that a single act or word spoken in time puts one past forgiveness." I do not accept this either, I'm not sure if you are claiming that I did....
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    A correction, it was Pope Clement XIV that...

    A correction, it was Pope Clement XIV that de-ordained the Jesuits from the mass worldwide (by decree), he later issued a bull "Dominus ac Redemptor" and dissolved the entire Jesuit order in return...
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    The Sovereign Drug of Arminianism

    If anyone has never read this evidence presented by Augustus Toplady: that the whole Arminian system was invented by the papal Jesuits (Society of Jesus), which secret society has as it's sole...
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    Hi Don. Here are my thoughts on your latest...

    Hi Don. Here are my thoughts on your latest post. I have put your comments in bold and mine in plain text, your quotations of me in italics. I hope I did all this correctly!

    Here, having...
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    Hi Don. There is more than one issue raised here...

    Hi Don. There is more than one issue raised here that are critical to judging all matters by the gospel.

    • Holy Spirit regeneration as contrasted to Holy Spirit enlightenment on various issues...
  21. Augustine's Gospel Testimony Shortly Before Death

    Brethren,

    Here is a link to what I am talking about: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/15121.htm

    Of course, the source is Roman Catholic but that does not matter.

    I have written a lot...
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    Thanks so much Don for your gospel testimony and...

    Thanks so much Don for your gospel testimony and wisdom demonstrated in these posts! More interaction to come soon. I am going to post a new thread on Augustine's late 'conversion' to the gospel of...
  23. Further Evidence on the Meaning of Ezekiel 28:1-19

    In the past, I have had many challenges to the notion that the taunt against the king (kingdom) of Tyre in Ezekiel 28 in no way refers to Satan. Many have tried to score 'debate points' affirming...
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    saved_man: The issue here is twofold: the...

    saved_man:

    The issue here is twofold: the doctrine of the biological transmission of sin from soul to soul and also the Traducian origin of the human soul. According to these, then, the origin of...
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    Kyle is actually closest to Austin.

    Kyle is actually closest to Austin.
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