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False is the answer. But to many anti Calvinists and those ignorant of history the answer would be true. Reading this book on the history of alcohol in the church and it's as clear as day that Luther whom came before held to Calvins views.
"But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves"
The word "bought" here is from the Greek, "agorazo", which refers to the "redemption" of Jesus Christ, of His blood shed for ALL sinners. This use is as defined in the standard Greek lexicons of Arndt and Gingrich, Thayer, and Robinson, and is also used...
" For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
The salvation of ALL HUMANS is said in the Word of God, to be "good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior", which is what this passage, and indeed the entire Bible very clearly teach. However, there are some who would have us believe, that the word "all" does not really mean "everyone without exception", but will limit...
The Book of Jonah is one of the greatest accounts of God's Mercy to a very sinful and wicked people, which shows beyond any doubt the wideness of God's Love and Mercy and Forgiveness, that is NOT limited to the "elect" as some distort to be the case. No "Calvinist" can ever explain the Mercy and Salvation of God to the people Nineveh, who were noted for the cruelty in the way they treated the Jews, and the main reason why Jonah did not want to give them the Gospel Message. Even Jonah's...
While I was at church we sang a litany of hymns that express the joy of being saved by grace apart from any work of our own doing. I thought it would be good for people to share the songs of grace alone that touch your heart and speak theology to your soul.
I will start out with the most popular hymn of all time, a good "Calvinist" hymn, Amazing Grace.
We know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
He also is God the Son.
As the Son of God - could mean that he is not God, -- 47 times in the Bible - all but one is in the NT
God, the Son erases that possibility -
Does it make a difference how we refer to Christ?
Open for discussion
If God doesn't have a future for the Jews as separate from the present Church, why did God bother making the Abrahamic Covenant and thus separating Gentiles from Jews? Why did Jesus need to be Jewish and the seed of Abraham? Why did not the Godhead just skip this completely useless Abrahamic covenant and program and cut to the chase with presenting Jesus to Abraham and the world that then was? It only makes God look like a fool who can't keep His word if He makes a covenant with Abraham and...
Whether or not we should understand the "adam" in Hosea to be "Adam" or not, the bone of contention is whether that gives any evidence of an actual covenant with Adam. The two possibilities I see:
1. If Adam, the man, is meant: Both Adam, on the one hand, and Judah and Ephraim, on the other, were entrusted with some blessing from God. Both parties here professed allegiance and proved themselves to be faithless to that allegiance.
2. If by "adam", "men" is meant: Judah and Ephraim, like all...
My question is the title of the thread. By evangelical moderate I mean people who are typically evangelicals found in Mainline Denominations.
They believe Jesus Christ died for their sins and confess Him as Lord and Savior. They accept historical criticism as accurate. They believe science trumps the bible. They believe that the Words of God in the bible are inspired by God but not literally true. They tend to embrace American pop culture. They tend to follow American artists who claim to...