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"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness,"
Calvinistic: Everyone suppresses the truth from birth (Total Depravity), so this is just God revealing his wrath against all fallen humanity.
Non-Calvinistic: God is revealing his wrath against people who actually suppress the truth.
"since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them....
I'm jumping in, taking Dr. Bob's advice to start a new thread so the debate on ecclesiology may continue.
I think RUIZ brings an infallible proof to the table with "Logos", which is a theologically-rich term that cannot be properly defined merely as "word"; ecclesia being similar in nuanced complexity, and defying simplistic definition that DHK attempts to give it. ("simplistic" here intended as descriptive of the method, not a pejorative against DHK).
Now Gentlemen, please carry on the...
You have the final say in your eternal state/situation?
yes or No?
is it an update for the better?
Could be heather/pagen in some far of nation, could be someone right here in America...
How do you understand from biblical eveidence just HOW God will choose to deal with them?
My comments below. As a convenience to those who are going just skip over the passage here I put the verses in blue. Please notice the words underlined.
Nahum 1:1 - 11.
1 The burden against Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
2 God is jealous, and the LORD avenges;
The LORD avenges and is furious.
The LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies;
3 The LORD is slow to anger and great in power,
And will not at all acquit the wicked....
As some here on the BB seem to believe this is one of many valid reasons to not becoming a Cal..
does the theology of calvinism then really remove all free will from man, we are indeed "Sinners in the hand of an Angry God?"
Many here point to situations in scripture where God has sovereignly intervened to effectually bring about a specific purpose as a proof text to show God must always work "deterministically" in this manner.
What many don't seem to understand is that there is nothing within a Non-Calvinistic framework that prevents us from recognizing that there are special cases (e.g., divine inspiration of scripture; various answers to prayer or road to damascus experiences) in which God overwhelmingly...