Are We Forgetting the Particulars?

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  1. TCGreek

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    Almost from our very beginning in the 1600s (I'm no landmarkist), we've had both General and Particular Baptists.

    When I hear about nonCalvinists who want to force out Calvinist Baptists, I wonder.
     
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    There has always been a difficult line to walk on doctrine.

    The first thing Christians did when Christianity became the religion of the Roman Empire was to persecute other Christians that disagreed with them. (I'm thinking of the Dontanist (sp?)) The more power men get, the greater the tendancy to abuse that power, Christian or not.

    Just because someone believes passionately on an issue of theology, doesn't make that theology essential to salvation.

    Folks on both sides of the issue of the doctrines of Grace tend to want to narrow the area of acceptable variations of Christians doctrine and theology to exclude those with beliefs in matters non-essential to salvation.

    peace to you:praying:
     
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    And who is this?
     
  4. Allan

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    I agree and I'm a non-cal myself.

    However, the shoe does fit the other foot just as well here. I hear just as much from my 'Particular' baptist brethren about removing the Generals (and how much better it would be) as I have heard from the other. So still I continue to wonder.
     
  5. TCGreek

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    Allan, I say let them coexist, as on BB. :thumbs:

    What say ye?
     
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    I do not understand your question.
     
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    "When I hear about nonCalvinists who want to force out Calvinist Baptists, I wonder."

    Your statement is so broad and elusive it is difficult to have any discussion. Truth is in the same broad sense the finger could point in the other direction as well.
     
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    The history of Baptists have been a delicate balance between differing theological positions.

    Personally I love my Calvinist brethren. They don't hold a different Gospel. We serve the same God. I glory in their desire for rich theological teaching!

    Baptist are a funny bunch. We have always enjoyed yelling at each other. Your thread is a great one because it points out a major issue.
     
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    I say lets burn the Heretics.... Now which side was the heretics again :) :tonofbricks:
     
  10. Tom Butler

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    Well, it can't be me, so it must be the other folks.
     
  11. Jerome

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    "help them to believe that there may be Christian Wesleyans, that there are good Church people, and not only that Particular Baptists are a very good sort of people, but that there are some of God's elect everywhere. I am sure I pray for all bigots, that they may have larger hearts. I should like to stretch their hearts a little. But no; they have reached the ultima thule" ---Charles Spurgeon
     
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    The wording could have been better. Thanks.
     
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    We gotta love ol' Spurgy.
     
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    Some aspects of our doctrine of salvtion are just different.

    But the one gospel remains intact.

    Yep, so let's get along side by side.

    Although we'd all get along better without none calvinists. :thumbs:
     
  15. Allan

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    I agree - amen!
     
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    Well, I married a semi-Arminian and I'm more of a Calvinist. Can you believe we actually get along okay (most of the time anyway :tongue3: )
     

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