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  1. Is the suffering of the non-elect constant and...

    Is the suffering of the non-elect constant and without end? If yes, is the total value of their propitiation infinite (i.e., suffering times duration)? If yes, is it a paradox that, at any point in...
  2. Robert R. Higby stated, "propitiation (Rom. 3:25;...

    Robert R. Higby stated, "propitiation (Rom. 3:25; 1 John 2:2, 4:10) in the New Testament simply means that God purposes to appease His own deserved wrath against the rebellion and sin of His elect by...
  3. Re: Article: In Defense of SEA TULIP Gospel Predestination : Introduction and Part 1

    The Serpent (Gen. 3:1). Lucifer is described as "fallen from heaven" (Is. 14:12).



    Is God's wrath executed on the non-elect angels and humans (and The Serpent) sufficient to fully propitiate...
  4. Re: Article: In Defense of SEA TULIP Gospel Predestination : Introduction and Part 1

    If there is a law external to God, is there a God external to God?




    How are the sins of the fallen angels, non-elect, and other creatures of God propitiated?
  5. Re: Amillennial futurism asserted and dispensationalism finally rejected!

    Millennialism experienced a revival when the Papists and most Protestant denominations added Rev. 20 to the canon. The ancients followed a strict rule against using disputed books to establish...
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    Re: Article: The Gospel is Not an Offer

    Both elect and non-elect may be "hardened in such a manner that they CANNOT believe" according to God's sovereign will. "Lost" in 2 Cor. 4:3,4 is in reference to those who have been blinded by the...
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    An excellent point! The wording was a mistake...

    An excellent point! The wording was a mistake on my part. I was trying to convey the idea that the gospel would "shine upon" them that are lost (i.e., be made available to them, an alternate...
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    Re: Article: The Gospel is Not an Offer

    I disagree. The gospel is freely offered in the sense that it is free and it is offered (i.e., made available) to the beloved sons. The gospel is hid to them that are lost in whom the god of this...
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    Re: Article: The Gospel is Not an Offer

    OK, strictly speaking, the gospel is not made available to "them that are lost" (2 Cor. 4:3). No one has free will to accept or to reject the gospel; however, God does makes His blessed gospel of...
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    Re: Article: The Gospel is Not an Offer

    The presumption that the use of the word "offer" always presupposes free will to accept or to reject the gospel is grammatically incorrect. According to Merriam-Webster, "to offer" can also mean "to...
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    Grammatically, "to offer the gospel" can mean...

    Grammatically, "to offer the gospel" can mean nothing more than "to proclaim the gospel." We should use the best construction unless context proves that "to present for acceptance or rejection" is...
  12. Thread: Jude 14 & 15

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    Re: Jude 14 & 15

    Is there anything new in Jude that makes it worthy of being included in the canon? Much of Jude is already in books that are rejected by all denominations, or included only in the Papist canon, or...
  13. Re: When did Protestants acknowledge the canonicity of James?

    Did the Papists see an opportunity to split Protestantism? Five years after Regensburg, the Council of Trent declared anathema on all who rejected the canonicity of James. In his "Examination of...
  14. When did Protestants acknowledge the canonicity of James?

    Robert R. Higby opines, "In all the centuries since the Diet of Regensburg, where Protestants subscribed to the high canonicity of James in order to please the Papacy, the respected teachers and...
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    Re: Celibacy and the Catholic Church

    The Pope will not relinquish any of the essential marks of the Antichrist. However, he may be forced to relax his devilish doctrines somewhat (1 Tim 4:1-3) because of various scandals within the...
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    Gery Schmidt: "Is the gospel something to be...

    Gery Schmidt: "Is the gospel something to be offered to the unregenerate? A great many Christians believe so. It has long been maintained that Christ himself, or eternal life, is to be offered unto...
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    Re: Care to respond to this critique?

    Yes, it's very sad. Daniel Chew condemns Brandan Kraft for his view of the canon, "You are however condemned not for your view of eternal justification but for throwing James out of the Canon -...
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    Re: Care to respond to this critique?

    “For one to be properly called a heretic, it is required (1) that he be a person received by the Sacrament of Baptism into the visible church; (2) that he err in faith …; (3) that the error conflict...
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    Re: Supralapsarian Studies

    I found this linK in the Supralapsarian page on FaceBook: http://www.enjoyinggodministries.com/article/divine-decrees/
    Is this an accurate depiction of the order of divine degrees as set forth by...
  20. Re: Has God Predestined Any Humans to Salvation Who Don't Hear the Gospel in this Lif

    I wish to revise my previous answer as follows because it was unresponsive, argumentative, and uncharitable.

    1. Agree

    2. Rom. 10:17 is literally correct in all times and in all places. ...
  21. Re: Has God Predestined Any Humans to Salvation Who Don't Hear the Gospel in this Lif

    1. Agree

    2. Do you have an example from scripture where faith, in this life or the one to come, did not come by hearing (outward means)?

    3. Do you have a scriptural text for "all elect...
  22. Re: Has God Predestined Any Humans to Salvation Who Don't Hear the Gospel in this Lif

    So, you only pray that the future will of the Father be done? Even using that restrictive definition of prayer, you should definitely pray for the salvation of all men, including the dead, as Paul...
  23. Poll: Re: Does God Ever Impute Sin to the Elect in Christ?

    The grace of God granted to the Elect from eternity is a much neglected doctrine. Preachers emphasize the grace of God granted to men in the Atonement, Justification by Faith Alone, Gospel...
  24. Poll: Re: Does God Ever Impute Sin to the Elect in Christ?

    The best answer is the eternal non-imputation of sin to the Elect (2 Tim. 1:9). The imputation of sin prior to Christ's death and resurrection applies to all men, not specifically to Elect men. The...
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    Re: Which manuscripts constitute the scriptures?

    Canons have been established by the Papists and the Presbyterians. Wiser denominations have refrained from establishing a set canon. The sheep judge the canon.

    When the sheep are told they are...
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