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People often confuse the gift with the condition, they are correct saying no one can separate those in Christ (believers) out of the hand of God.
But later rejecting Christ, Is how God separates you.
God himself removes those who do not abide in Christ (Joh 15:5-6, Ro 11:22). As to Romans 8:39, for some reason people hardly ever cite the full verse "... which is in Christ Jesus". And whether we abide in Him is up to us (John 15:5-6).
Only God can cut you off... if you fail to meet the...
Hey, I'm not the only stubborn person on this forum!
There are hundreds!
One of the forum members told me to do my own research.
I have done just a little, and you get to read the article I found.
Sorry, although I was a particular version hater, I know now who was the founder of this doctrine.
Simon, Richard (1638–1712) | Encyclopedia.com
The French biblical scholar Richard Simon was born in Dieppe, France, and studied with the Oratorians and the Jesuits and...
I realize that I have not participated on this forum for several years but I need some help with a problem. I have a man in my church who is insisting that the book Trail of Blood is legitimate. I have tried to dissuade him from this by using the argument that any seminary history professor worth his or her salt will tell you that Trail of Blood may be nice in sentiment but sentiment doesn't make something true. Are there any definitive quotes or books out there that can help me show this...
16 For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His own Father, making Himself equal with God. 19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what...
Now to be clear i do hold to eternal security. Not the Calvinist version of it ( based on ' election ' ) . But After we believe we are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption. We cannot be unsealed .
So my post is about why there is no Joy in Calvinism . I first noticed this from listening to Paul washer . I could not understand why he had such anguish in his face and why so much railing and ranting towards his listeners on right living and the dangers of false teachings ect...
Hello Forum Readers,
The following essay is my personal opinion.
I am not trying to provoke anyone in particular but I know some may become irritated.
This essay has many aspects of an argument but it reflects the argument I have had in my own mind.
I hope you will still be able to receive me.
It will take a few postings to fit all of it in here.
I have joy.
I would like to present a little of why that is.
The Ooooh Song
Here we go!
“And He (Jesus) said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation”
This is a command by the Lord Jesus Christ, that is to take the Gospel Message to “all creation”, which is the entire human race. Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:46-48; Acts 1:8, say the same thing;
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold,...
If you could only use one passage to evangelize a lost person, what passage do you think is the best single passage to evangelize someone? Why do you think that is the best passage?
... choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD
In order for that verse to say to choose, we must look at the definitions of "choice"
: power of choosing
Between a number of options or alternative courses of action
Webster says options are.
something that may be chosen: such as...