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  1. The harvest of Christ's Death. Peace, the outcome...

    The harvest of Christ's Death. Peace, the outcome of the cross. We believe that the Savior's finished work has rendered our[Gods Elect] damnation impossible, and our salvation certain,
  2. The Saving results of the Death of Christ !

    The religion of man doesn't believe that the death of Christ alone results in the Eternal Salvation of all for whom Christ died, namely His Sheep Jn 10:11,15 or His Church Eph 5:25, or His People...
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    brandon We need to be careful so this...

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    We need to be careful so this cannot be construed as God making a conditional promise to save the non elect if he fulfills this obligation. That turns into conditional salvation on the...
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    brandon Of course, but as His creature and...

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    Of course, but as His creature and under law.



    I agree with that, but thats where its tricky, in that believing what Gods Gospel declares doesnt reward with Salvation, but thats...
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    Brandon Right that's inconsistent, I mean...

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    Right that's inconsistent, I mean its still Justification before you are born.



    Yeah I know of those guys. Bill Parker use to be against it, but now I think he accepts it.
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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...
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    The Elect aren't under Gods wrath at anytime, not...

    The Elect aren't under Gods wrath at anytime, not even while they are by nature children of wrath like others Eph 2:3 ! The reason being is because all what they are by nature as ungodly rebels and...
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    Sinners who Christ died for, His Sheep/Elect,...

    Sinners who Christ died for, His Sheep/Elect, before they believe, God by Christs death for them has been propitiated 1 Jn 2:2

    2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but...
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    See even though the Elect will experience another...

    See even though the Elect will experience another nature via the New Birth, which will grant unto them Faith and Repentance and other fruit of the Spirit unto good works, Yet this new nature wasnt...
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    The Elect/Chosen are never under Gods Wrath...

    The Elect/Chosen are never under Gods Wrath because Christ has already been made sin for them 2 Cor 5:21, and God doesnt impute sin to them 2 Cor 5:19

    19 To wit, that God was in Christ,...
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    By Nature Children of Wrath as others !

    Eph 2:3

    3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even...
  14. 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...
  15. 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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    Bob Yes that would be a contradiction ...

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    Yes that would be a contradiction




    I certainly concur with that, especially in light of 2 Tim 2:25
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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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    Regarding Psalm 110:3, it should be noted that...

    Regarding Psalm 110:3, it should be noted that power is not merely used in the sense of divine enablement. Power is more specific than that. Power is the miraculous (1 Cor 4:20, 2 Tim 3:5, 1 Thess...
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    don 19: I disagree I believe it is new...

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    I disagree I believe it is new birth, its the new man coming to Christ in Faith. That word draw denotes an inward impelling, which I believe is the Spirit of God working in the...
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    Don Greetings to all, this is my first...

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    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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