Testimony of grace

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  1. whetstone

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    Allow me to share my testimony of grace:

    The gospel of Christ that I received isn't from man. It's from God. I didn't believe it because of men, and I wasn't taught it. It was revealed to me by Christ. God chose me from the womb and called me by His grace- then He revealed Christ to me so I could be a witness for Him.

    Jesus appeared to my spirit and told me that he had appointed me to minister and witness. This is why I was saved.

    God chose me before the foundation of the world- to make me holy and righteous before Him. He predestinated me- and adopted me. Why? Because I had faith? Because I was a good person? No. Simply out of the unsearchable good pleasure of His will. It is out of this mysterious will I am accepted among the beloved.

    Since I have died with Christ, I will live with him. I didn't deny Him and for that reason He won't deny me. But- even if I DO lose faith and begin to doubt, I will still be saved. Christ is faithful even when I'm not.

    I am a Christian.
    I am a Calvinist.
    It is all of grace.
     
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    amen? amen? lol.
     
  3. OSAS

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    Ok, I will toss in an "Amen"! [​IMG]
     
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    haha yay! :D
     
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    I have a question for ya, seeing as you and I are alone in this dusty little forum passing "Amens" back and forth...

    Q: Is it logical to simply take God at his word, and believe that God says what he means, and means what he says in Romans 8:28-30 Not add to the text, or subtract from the text, but simply take what is given by Grace through Faith, and be satisfied that I will never understand the infinite mind of God?
     
  6. David Michael Harris

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    Amen and Amen.

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.

    T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear and Grace my fears relieved.

    David
    &lt;°)))&gt;&lt;
     
  7. MargoWriter

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    Amen!
    Even so come, Lord Jesus. [​IMG]
     
  8. joey m. candelaria

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    im not a calvinist, but i believed in the Sovereign grace of God known as the doctrine of Election...

    i strongly disagree that if you are a baptist, dont call yourself calvinist, cause calvin is not a baptist he is a Protestant, and i believed that Baptist are not Protestant, if you called yourself Calvinist, meaning to say you are not a Baptist but a Protestant, who killed so many baptist on dark ages....
     
  9. whetstone

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    i agree that baptists aren't protestants, but i disagree that calling yourself a calvinist means you are calling yourself a protestant. the term 'calvinist' simply means you accept the doctrines of grace. it has nothing to do with denomination or even a person that you supposedly follow. when i talk to people i say that i am a 'reformed baptist' or 'particular baptist.' This means they will understand where i stand on calvinism, but also know i am a historic baptist.
     

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