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    Don Greetings to all, this is my first...

    Don



    Greetings to all, this is my first post. Now I saw this statement and agree with it. Because of this, I dont believe the unregenerate are ever commanded to repent as Per Acts 17:30

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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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    Hi Bob, When I say Scripture, I mean that...

    Hi Bob,

    When I say Scripture, I mean that which is God-breathed. Not necessarily the same thing as the canon. As for these Protestants-turned-Catholic, I really marvel at their blindness. These...
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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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    I appreciate your suggestions, and I am aware of...

    I appreciate your suggestions, and I am aware of the controversy here. Nevertheless, my mind is made up on this issue. James is Scripture, as I can judge all things and authenticate it. Men will...
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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. As for having perfect works, I believe it...

    Thanks. As for having perfect works, I believe it has to do with as James said: be a doer of the Word and not a hearer only (James 1:22-25). As James clarifies, the doer of the Word is one who looks...
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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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    Faith is believing the promises of the gospel are...

    Faith is believing the promises of the gospel are true for you.

    "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall...
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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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    Okay, glad to have cleared that up. I'd...

    Okay, glad to have cleared that up.



    I'd been contemplating 1 Cor 12:3 in the last few weeks. I found an interesting comment online recently that seems to tie the whole context together....
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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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    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. 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...
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    Thank you, I appreciate that! I have enjoyed many...

    Thank you, I appreciate that! I have enjoyed many of your writings here. :)

    There’s a diversity of views that may be denominated as sovereign grace. I am aware that Augustine may be placed in this...
  17. Augustine's Gospel Testimony Shortly Before Death

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    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...
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    Thank you! :) I see regeneration...

    Thank you! :)



    I see regeneration foreshadowed in God clothing Adam and Eve, whereas they had tried to cover themselves in fig leaves. But regeneration is something God does. Of course, that...
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    This is an interesting topic. I was initially...

    This is an interesting topic. I was initially attracted to the “without means” position just due to my own experience. I had what was, as it were, a sudden change of heart in late December 2018,...
  21. 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...
  22. Duty Faith but What About Duty Law-Keeping?

    Gill does not quite explain why Paul states there are some who 'perhaps' will be excused in conscience due to such light (what God has created), those who worship the creator in some manner until...
  23. Hebrews 10:28-31: He that despised Moses’ law...

    Hebrews 10:28-31:

    He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the...
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    The second article is really good. I challenge...

    The second article is really good. I challenge the speculative notion: "except Adam had died, he would have abided alone, and the world would never have been peopled through him.". The Bible does...
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    The tenor of the article is excellent overall. I...

    The tenor of the article is excellent overall. I do not subscribe to Curry's view of the hereditary nature of a 'fall' of Adam, as all know who have read my writing for years. He stated: The total,...
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