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In book three, chapters 21, 22 and 24 of John Calvin’s “Institutes of Christian Religion” Calvin presents doctrine now known as Calvinism. It is underwhelming rather than compelling. But lets go through it, point by point and see what we shall see. The words in italics are partial quotes and paraphrases from his writings.
Not everyone hears the gospel. (True.) Not everyone responds in the same way to the gospel. (True) The apparent injustice is acceptable because God’s election for His...
If I were to ask how many of those on this board who are pastors, or who are involved in teaching some sort of bible class (Sunday school or the like), would you knowingly teach a principle or doctrine about the bible that you either knew or felt was wrong, but was taught incorrectly by most because of tradition I believe that most would say that they would not teach it incorrectly.
So if this be true and I believe that it is why do so many today continue to teach that Jesus was crucified...
Many Calvinists here insist that God could not be informed by man. For example, God can't merely foreknow something that someone chooses because then God would be informed by man making God's knowledge contingent upon man.
Also, God's thoughts must be completely foreknown thus they cannot have an origin. In light of this, Calvinists have argued that his thoughts are eternally existent and do not have a beginning/origin.
This poses the problem with the origin of evil. If Gods...
Is the teaching taken from Bible where says that 1 beieving spouse sactifies the house, and children will be saved?
Is the belief than that IF Parents have been elected/chosen by God to be saved, than their children are assumed to be elected also?
So that can only assume saved parents have elected kids, while those Parents not saved will not have sanctifing power over them to save?
just wondering if Spiritual Christians are those who chose to yield their wills and submit to Holy Spirit, while Carnal ones are those who choose to yield to their Flesh instead?
God is the Lord for both Pravrutti (Obeying justice) and Nivrutti (Loving Service to Lord). If the Lord is not pleased in Pravrutti you cannot please Him in Nivrutti also. The fundamental requirement to please the Lord in Pravrutti is to have satisfaction at every step. The contentment with whatever you have will always please the Lord. You must be happy with whatever is already given to you by the Lord and you must always thank for the past. You should not put your eye on the present or the...
from another website. What say you all??
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...