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Discussion in 'Calvinism & Arminianism Debate' started by glad4mercy, May 8, 2018.

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  1. glad4mercy

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    Reformed quote- quote- The preaching of the gospel is as much a proclamation of judgment to those who reject Christ as it is a message of hope to the Elect.

    How is it possible for them to reject Christ if He did not die for them?

    You cannot reject something that is not offered to you.
     
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    No one believes in saving themselves.

    Look, if I was unable to get up and mow my lawn, and you said "I'll come over and mow your lawn for you", and I allow you to do it, and then I say I mowed the lawn myself because I allowed you to do it, wouldn't you think I was completely off my rocker?

    That's how off Calvinism's arguments are off.
     
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    So "looking unto Jesus" is a work. Got it.



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    I'm not a Calvinist. But if you must choose salvation in order to be saved, you have an idol you trust in that you think saved you. Your choosing....
     
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    We are saying the same thing. Experience makes you believe apart from choosing to believe. If you experience Jesus, no choice needed.
     
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    Choice = act of the will = works
     
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    Placing Faith into Jesus to save us is not a work though....
     
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    It's the work of Jesus Christ Alone!... Brother Glen:)

    Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

     
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    you believe in some sort of Gnostic Divine-Spark--being regenerated without knowing the Gospel. I'm not confident you understand these verses--you completely ignore the previous verses...

    Eph. 1
    13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
     
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    The unbeliever's rejection of the gospel is not based on whether or not they have been predestined to eternal life (Acts 13:48), it is a rejection of the command in Acts 17:30-31:

    Acts 17:30-31 30 "Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, 31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”

    Both are true - the sovereignty of God in election and the culpability of even the non-elect.
     
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    If it is a condition, you trust in your faith and not in Jesus.
     
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    No one denies the Soveriegnty of God. Calvinism has redefined the word to fit their system.

    And what should they repent of? According to John 3:18, the reason for their condemnation is unbelief. So what does God command them to believe that they are not believing? For if they are condemned for unbelief, they must have been commanded to believe.

    Believe what? (IF Christ did not die for them)
     
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    No, because I do not think that my believing or receiving saved me. God saved me. Read my sig again.
     
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    It's just like saying that when the Israelites looked at the bronze serpent they healed themselves. The idea is preposterous
     
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    This is fine, but at what stage does the new birth take place? After you agree to your salvation, or before you can believe?
     
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    How do you like your false dicotomy?

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    This is a basic theological question based on two options. One, people who are not incapacitated by sin, choose to let God regenerate them. Or God must regenerate people before they can believe because sin incapacitates them from believing in Christ.
     
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    Based on two options of your definition. This is known as a false dicotomy. Thank you for participating.

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    This is not a false dichotomy. What other alternatives are there? You save yourself by meeting conditions = works. Or God saves you because you cannot meet conditions = grace.
     
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