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First lets define “corporate” election as God making a choice to deal with a group of people according to His purpose. Thus, whoever is “in the corporate sphere” of His choice is chosen, and therefore anyone who enters that sphere becomes chosen or elect. The concept does not include a specific way to enter that sphere, so it is consistent with the Arminian idea that when a person sincerely puts their trust in Christ, they enter that sphere and become “elect” but corporate election does not...
The Effectual Operation of the Blessed Spirit in the Regeneration or Conversion of Sinners
by John Owen
Excerpt from The Holy Spirit
“To say that we are able by our own efforts to think good thoughts or give God spiritual obedience before we are spiritually regenerate is to overthrow the gospel and the faith of the universal church in all ages.”
- John Owen
All men can be divided into two groups. They are either regenerate or unregenerate. All men are born unregenerate (John 3:3-8)....
The idea we are free to choose from among available options is consistent with our experience. Scripture tells us God sometimes restricts our options, i.e. hardening the hearts of some such that they will reject the gospel, i.e. Romans 11.
"The absence of free will is, however, devastating to all theists since without it you cannot choose to be evil or good, and therefore deserve neither punishment nor salvation."
So the complete absence of free will is irrational and unrestricted free will...
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Christianity Today • Dec. 10, 2020
Logos Bible Software "based in Washington state, is predominantly white"
It has "established the Kerusso Collective so black Christian leaders could direct the inclusion of more voices of people of color."
"In addition to [Logos' Chauncey] Allmond, the collective includes:
Charlie Dates, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago
Cynthia L. Hale, pastor of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia
Esau McCaulley, assistant professor of New...
Dr Charles Hodge was a foremost theologian, who was "Reformed" in his theology. Here is an excerpt from his work on Faith & Repentance. There are some who are also "Reformed", who claim that the Biblical meaning of "Repentance", is no more than a "change of ones mind", mainly in their view towards God and the Holy Bible. They reject that it also means, "sorrow for sins, and turning from them". Starting with Dr Hodge, I will show from Reformed theologians, that the present day understanding...
Before the time of Augustine, 354-430, there are no fathers in the early Church, as far are I am able to see from my research, who taught that humans did no longer possess a “free will”, and that this “freedom” was completely destroyed when Adam and Eve fell. What I have seen in the writings of the early Church fathers, some of whom I have quoted below, is that from the earliest time, in fact Clement of Rome lived when most of the Apostles were still alive, and they clearly taught that...
I watched this video produced by Luther Rice College
What do you all think about this video, especially the parts about quoting Matthew Henry vs John Calvin, and free resources in a college paper?
The Research Process Step 2 Seek Appropriate Resources
Direct link to video
Page behind the direct link to the video
The Research Process
03:48 Wrong kinds of sources:
outdated resources (consistently older than ten years)
resources available for free on the web