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We all agree that someone must have faith in Christ for salvation.
Calvinists argue that faith comes as a result of an effectual work in the heart of the man irresistibly producing saving faith in Christ.
Non-Cals argue that faith comes as a result of hearing God's words, but not effectually or "irresistibly" so.
So, we both affirm faith results from God's work, but one is an effectual work and the other is not.
Now, here is the question: Whether faith is produced effectually...
I'm seeing the signs everywhere; at least - on a semi-truck going down the highway with the sides as bulletin boards, posters, flyers, bumper stickers and on the internet.
The Link Between May 21, 2011 and the Feast of Purim in March 2012
Man! I hope I haven't gone through all this schooling for nothin...!!!
Since Arminien theology states that God can be resisted in his call to salavtion...
What are the Biblical examples of such happening?
have you heard it happening overseas, in foreign lands "in the dark" to Gospel?
If being in the dark and ignorant is conditions Lord might chose to do such things...
Why not in America, since we are so far from our heritage now, "in spiritual darkness" so to speak?
keep reading that statement from fellow cals here on BB...
Are you saying that Jesus, and the Aposles expounding on Him, now take back seat to Calvinism?
For some time since my salvation I have been presented with a variety of ideas as to just what a Christian is and it has become very popular to lower the standard to allow greater numbers to come into the fold and to disregard what the Bible, the revelation of God and f His will for His people. Before I became a follower of my LORD, Jesus, the Christ, I thought the idea of any of the scripture being the truth. Since my conversion in 1990 my entire out look and my complete life has been...
11And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
The Atonement of Christ has reconciled the elect world to God. It secured and ensured for it [ the elect world] every spiritual blessing needed to live unto God and for His Glory through Jesus christ.
Even before the elect are born into this world as sinners, they have already [by the blood of Christ] been reconciled to God, it will now be a matter of time for it to...