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  1. Right - infant baptism is nonsense, and so is a...

    Right - infant baptism is nonsense, and so is a some of what those who affirm it say about the covenants. But a lot of the stuff you and I believe is equally nonsense, and we just don't know it....
  2. I guess I believe in the first position outlined...

    I guess I believe in the first position outlined in the document, as I believe that God does extend the option of forgiveness to people, in this life, on the grounds of his mercy. I deny that God...
  3. What does the imputed righteousness of Christ mean to you?

    I don't think I've ever heard two people describe the imputed righteousness of Christ the same way. Its not a phrase that exists in the Bible. So, my question is, how would you describe it? What does...
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    Is the universe mechanical?

    I basically believe that the universe is a mechanism, in both the material and the spiritual realms. There are material mechanisms and there are spiritual mechanisms. God alone exists outside the...
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    Hi Brandon, So, in response, I'd delineate...

    Hi Brandon,

    So, in response, I'd delineate between trusting in God from trusting in the gospel in this way:

    When we trust in God, we're trusting that in a being who is all powerful, whose...
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    Thank you for opening this important subject. As...

    Thank you for opening this important subject. As it happens, Bob's expression 'without means' caught my attention too. However, I take a different view to you on what regeneration is, so I'd like to...
  7. It’s a confusing thing, eternity, especially in...

    It’s a confusing thing, eternity, especially in relationship to time.

    I find it helpful to compare God's love to his people from eternity, with the idea of justification from eternity. After all,...
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    Brilliant. Good old Gadsby. I almost always find...

    Brilliant. Good old Gadsby. I almost always find myself impressed by William Gadsby. Not as much, it has to be said, with his son, John Gadsby. But William really knew how to preach the word.
  9. Amen. I actually forgot to mention, there was one...

    Amen. I actually forgot to mention, there was one verse that kept coming back to me at the time I left the strict-baptists, and it so powerful to me, that I knew I had to leave. It was this:

    "Now...
  10. Accepting pedo-baptists to the Lord's table

    A few years ago, I was of the standard strict baptist opinion that those who have not been baptised "by immersion" upon profession of faith, should not be received to the Lord's table. I have now...
  11. Is it time for Hyper-Calvinists to accept the term "Hyper-Calvinist"

    Hyper-Calvinists have long hated the term Hyper-Calvinist. "Hyper" sounds bad, like a hyperactive child or something. Clearly "Hyper-Calvinist" is meant pejoratively by those who use it. But the...
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