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Overall, Calvinism is incompatible with free will.
God's Sovereign Will is everpresent and always ready to be enacted at His good pleasure...
...but He does not exercise it for absolutely every minute decision that is made by mortal man, as Calvinism purports.
If a man were to kill another man in cold blood and then refuse to come to Jesus to recieve remission of sins, this would be no contradiction to God's commandment not to murder, according to Calvinism, because God would be responsible for making that man commit murder and then blocking the notion of recieving Christ for forgiveness from his heart.
I don't see how anyone could come to the conclusion that this is how God interacts with His creation.
I expect derision; que sera...
I don't know why everyone is against John Calvin.\
It's like he hurt everyone somehow and now everyone wants to get even.
Give the guy a break, he is/was a church leader.
That's more than we can say for most of us.
I'm starting a "I Like Jack" campaign.
Anyone with me?
From Pentecost To Trumpets is September 30th Tishri 1/16 Sabbaths away:
Leviticus 23:23-25 King James Version (KJV)
23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
Let God Work Out His Plan Through Your Own Soul Salvation:
Philippians 2:12 12Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed-not only in my presence, but now much more...
Once a person sees his/her need to study with the help of God’s Spirit and well established, well balanced teachers, what is it they should be taught?
The Bible explains that it is not enough to merely be taught, but rather, the believer needs to be taught something very definite.
II Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears…”
Christians may think by attending services where they hear preaching, where a point here and a point there are being expressed, that they are gaining a well balanced spiritual meal that will somehow, someday lead to maturity.
But, without adopting a consistent, systematic training...
um so....where’s the Good News?
This board is filled with bad news....you can’t miss it!
Are you one of the elect? Is your doctrine correct enough to save you? Is the rapture going to leave you behind? Do you belong to a cult? Are the foundational doctrinal beliefs of Christianity wrong?! Are we smarter and more doctrinally literate than the apostolic Fathers? Do we need to continually redo the way we do church so that we can imitate the early church? Is your church too big? Is your church too small? Is church simply evil?
It goes on and on.
So where’s the Good News? How are we any different than the BS found in the secular news? Psychopathy, antisocial comments, general negativity, fatalism, moral compromise.....
I recently published a bible study on why the Torah of Moses has not been abolished, why it is still necessary, what the Messiah meant when he said "I came to fulfill the Torah", why the Torah will vanish away once this heaven and earth vanishes away, and finally, if indeed the Torah is still binding, why circumcision of the flesh is no longer required, along with observing the appointed times and Shabbaths of the Torah. The Torah Has Not Been Abolished | Wisdom of God
I’m new here and don’t really know where to post this.
I’m a firm believer in God, I was raised Catholic but have since become non denominational.
Lately I have been feeling like I have no where to turn to, my job is a dead end job, and I think they’re about to let me go, simply because I get reactions from one of the chemicals I have to work with, I pray to Jesus to come into my life and help me through these things, I even ask Jesus to please help me find a better job so that I may be happier in life.
But nothing seems to happen, I pray every night and I am starting to feel an emptiness inside of me, I repent for all the wrong doings I have done in my life and beg for forgiveness, so that I may be saved.
Can someone please help me?
That which appears in the New Testament . . .
Hebrews 1 (KJV)
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
Does not appear in the Old Testament . . .
Deuteronomy 32 (KJV)
42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
Greetings to all...even those who by seeing the OP title are already spoiling for a fight!
The title of the OP is vague in that it brings in an already determined...even set in stone...religious response that tends to be jumped on without a second thought.
So then the OP can mean various things...many of these are presumed. A carnal man will get defensive about his possession of Jesus the way a hungry person looks at his next meal.
We need to be clear on where this is going.
For many people the bible is truth only insofar as they are the ones that are doing the interpreting. So then the bible itself is not being actually respected ...it is the interpretation that it is being given....THAT is what is being respected and...
Every day I've been reading about one more assault on our Constitution and I wonder why there is no public outrage. It's as if Americans think if they can keep their heads down it won't affect them - but that isn't true since history shows that eventually these types of things continue down a slippery slope until an entire populace is affected.
I also wondered if many of the stories about Americans who have had their rights eviscerated are only reported by alternative news and Americans just aren't realizing the true scope of the problem.
I just heard the story yesterday told by Attorney John Whitehead, a Constitutional lawyer, who told about a decorated marine who had posted his dissatisfaction with Obama on FaceBook. All these...