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I think I just got dumped or pushed aside by a potential girl/friend because I am of the Way of the Master mindset. This woman is a Fundamentalist, and practices the doctrine of SEPARATION to the core. Way of the Master is a Conservative evangelical para church ministry.
I am a confrontational evangelist and I think she has a problem with Ray Comfort's lack of Biblical separation. She also has a problem with me wanting to speak with false teachers to try and persuade them of their...
1. Election is a sovereign free act of God, through which He determines who shall be made heirs of heaven.
True, supported by Romans 9:18
2. The elective decree was made in eternity.
False, but close to truth. An elective decree was made in eternity whereby God chose us (corporately as believers in Christ) in Him from the foundation of the world. But God brings his plan of redemption to fruition during the lifetime of those chosen (specific individual election) based on God crediting...
Does it matter if the divorce was "scripturally correct?"
Does it matter if was done before becoming a Christian?
Does it matter if person stayed single?
Or does the Bible teach IF divorced. disqualified from serving as Elder/pastor etc period?
is the concept of God knowing all future events same as His causing all future events?
Did God Cause Fall of Satan. Adam & Eve , or Allow For it?
just trying to see just HOW much God is in "direct control"
In Acts 16 Paul tells the deeper of the prison that he will be saved "and all thy house" (KJV) and later in the passage goes on to describe the keeper being baptised and "all his". (there are other similar passages)
Did the early Church believe that when the head of the house choose Christ that he choose Christ for all of his household?
Did these sorts of descriptions lead to the belief of some that "since mama was Christian I am too"?
Much has been said about this verse by Van and others--pointing to grammatical arguments that are hopelessly flawed in an attempt to make our faith the basis of God's choosing us.
Here is the verse in question:But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. (ESV)
Here it is in Greek:Ἡμεῖς δὲ ὀφείλομεν εὐχαριστεῖν τῷ θεῷ πάντοτε περὶ ὑμῶν,...
Since this is the hot topic of the century, I thought I would ask why those who have come to understand the doctrines of grace to be biblical doctrines, what was it that opened your eyes?
What got me thinking about these areas of doctrine was the controversy. I spent time reading both sides of the argument and frankly was frustated by it. I decided to stop listening to debates and arguments and turned to the Lord and asked His help.
I prayed that as I read through the Bible, if it...
IF one holds to that model of applied grace/salvation...
WHERE would they get the full assurance of their salvation as being eternal with/from the Lord?
IF you had to choose between these 2 examples...
Assuming that one at least believes in TULIP, if not "full blown" Calvinism...
Would you chose to attend a Church like a Preysbeterian/reformed Church that held.taught calvinism, or else attend a Baptist Church that was stong in major doctrines, taught them as "baptist" but pastor/board was more in lin with 'Armenian/free Will?"
When the Bible states thast Jesus has come "in the flesh"...
What 'type" of flesh does it refer too?
identical to ours, sinless, or?
And does this mean that Virgin Birth MUST be held to as a Christian, cannot be "set aside?"