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It comes from the Institutes, Book IV, chapter 1, sections 12-14. I copied them from my Ford Lewis Battle's translation which is included in Ages Digital Library's Calvin Collection.
*12. HEEDING THE MARKS GUARDS AGAINST CAPRICIOUS SEPARATION
The pure ministry of the Word and pure mode of celebrating the sacraments are, as we say, sufficient pledge and guarantee that we may safely...
The words in italics are partial quotes and paraphrases from “Arminian Articles of Remonstrance”
Jacob (James) Arminius taught that after the fall, mankind was totally depraved, unable by nature to do anything really good. But rather than solve this issue by the unconditional pre-selection of individuals by God and then enabling them to trust in God via irresistible grace, Arminius solved the apparent dilemma of individual election before a person comes to faith by asserting God’s...
"faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.""
Is the Bible THE means the Holy Spirit yses to regenerate sinners?
If yes, it is the Gospel being the very power of God unto salavtion...
Would a person have to be regenerated before hearing it, in order to be able to understand and believe it?
For if a carnal peron cannot receive the things of the Bible, as they are spritual discerned by spritual people...
Wouldn't this tend to show that HOWEVER he does it, one needs to...
Seems that there has been some interesting theological writtings from those who hold to progressive dispy in Baptist circles now...
Will this "movement" get traction enought to supplant classic/old school dispy as being the prominent Theology concerning viewing end times and the various dispensasions in the Bible?
Wasn't he the MOST influencial Theologian of all time, at least in the Western Church?
Would he actually be cosidered as being "first Calvanist?"
Let's have a little fun with this post. It would be neat to know what kind of Christian music, or genre YOU enjoy.
Is it Country Gospel? Contemporary? The Gaithers? That old time Gospel Hour music? Christian Rap? Christian folk music? Classical Christian and hymns? Christian Rock? The Imperials? The Isaac's? Vince Gill? The Sons of the Pioneers? Reba McEntire? Tennessee Ernie Ford? Michael W. Smith? Bebe and Cece? Alison Krauss? Amy Grant? The Happy Goodman's? Randy Travis? Dolly Parton?...
The phrase, "Dead in sin and trespasses..." seems to cause some level of consternation here on the board in some circles, particularly those of the un-named theology group, but also some in the libertarian free will camp and those who hold Arminian theology.
The phrase is lifted directly from Ephesians 2:1, rendered below:
New International Version (©1984)
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
English Standard Version (©2001)
And you were dead in the...
Some here on the board are very open in their adoption of libertarian free will.
Others do not see eye-to-eye with libertarian free will as commonly expressed by the first group mentioned above.
One of the questions concerning libertarian free will (if it should exist as suggested) is what are its limits, or are there limits to free will?
What say the persons holding a free will perspective? Limits or not? Please justify your response in some fashion instead of making "I think...