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5 Views on SanctificationFive Views on Sanctification
Sanctification is the process of becoming more like Christ in our conduct and character. But how does it occur? What disciplines, habits, and ways of thinking and living do Christians need to cultivate to become "sanctified"? In Five Views on Sanctification, Protestant theologians explore these questions and share their understanding of how sanctification occurs. In this paper, I will summarize and react to each contributor's view of...
You're kidding! The Conservative Bible ProjectCheck it out here: Conservative Bible Project - Conservapedia
My first reaction was, "You have to be kidding me!" But no, apparently Andy Schlafly and company are serious. Note the following, though:
1. They seem to be confusing theological liberalism and political liberalism--not at all the same.
2. They actually go for more the theological liberal position sometimes, such as saying Christ's prayer in Luke 23:34 can't be original; but to the extent that some liberals were on the editing...
Is faith a work?27 Work not for the food which perisheth, but for the food which abideth unto eternal life....
28....What must we do, that we may work the works of God?
29 ...This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. Jn 6
A couple of things.
Note that this is not in the C vs A forum, so please refrain from derailing the thread into that wilderness.
Brevity please, no c&p dumps from commentaries. As concisely as you can, let's hear your thoughts. Scripture is encouraged.
Cessationism in 1Corinthians 13:8This is a more text-honest - and therefore better - way of helping our Charismatic brethren see that the gifts of the Spirit have ceased.
V.8 whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. –
What kind of knowledge does he mean? Its listing along with prophecies and tongues identifies that knowledge as one of the gifts of the Spirit: 1Co 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to...
Universal churchWhat are your thoughts about the "universal church"
Constraining "all" to the things in viewOne of the systemic or chronic problems with our English translation of the New Testament is translating the Greek word (pas) which means "all" as "all things" when something less than everything imaginable is in view. For example, when we see "with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26) it might be more accurately and contextually translated as "with God all salvations are possible."
The word salvations is in italics to indicate it has been added to the text to clarify the scope of...
All things work together for good...The exhaustive determinists think everything that happens is predestined by God, and we should accept it as God's will. This is a destructive heresy because we are to strive to follow Christ, and when we fail, to confess our misses, and redouble our effort to improve our walk with Christ. Our choices to trespass are not predestined.
The verse that says "all things work together for good for those who love God and have been called according to His purpose," can be understood in at least two...
Men who Taught The BIBLE DOCTRINES of GRACE in the First Four Centuries, A.D.https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/gill/The_Cause_of_God_and_Truth_-_John_Gill.pdf
A Vindication of the Doctrines of Grace on Account of Church History.
These are Men who Taught The BIBLE DOCTRINES of GRACE,
in the First Four Centuries, A.D.,
from Clemens Romanus. A.D. 69., to Hieronymus, A.D.390.
This Fourth Part, of The Cause of God and Truth, was published in 1738,
in which the sense of the ancient writers of the Christian Church,
before the times of Austin, is...
Can You Come to Christ on Your OwnThe truth of the matter is that fallen man can believe the gospel, and often does, without any internal work of grace, prevenient or otherwise.
To avoid hijacking another thread, I would like to continue this discussion with George's permission on it's own thread.
No ShipwrecksThere are no marks of shipwrecks, no remnants of lost vessels, floating upon that sea, which flows between God's Jerusalem below and the Jerusalem which is above. The excellent Dr. William Gouge has an observation full to the present point:
If a man were cast into a river, we should look upon him as safe, while he is able to keep his head above water. The Church, Christ's mystic body, is cast into the sea of the world [and, afterwards, into the sea of death]; and Christ, their Head, keeps...
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