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Category Archives: calvinism
“The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying: ‘Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.’ Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, … Continue reading
Many teach that man is born in sin. Consider: (1) Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition – “(Adam) has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the ‘death of the … Continue reading
Calvinism is a doctrine which has influenced many denominations. It is summed up in five points, known as the TULIP. T = Total Hereditary Depravity. U = Unconditional Election. L = Limited Atonement. I = Irresistible Grace. P = Perseverance of … Continue reading
“And he said, ‘Please show me Your glory.’ Then He said, ‘I will make My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious on whom I will be gracious, … Continue reading
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). “Now” means since the redemptive work of Christ (Romans 3:20-21; 7:6; 8:1; … Continue reading
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” (Romans 8:16). These Romans, to whom Paul wrote, were children of God. Such had nothing to do with race, ethnicity, or nationality (cf. Romans 1:16; Galatians … Continue reading
The realtor says, “location, location, location!” The Bible student should say, “context, context, context!” Many give too little consideration to the miraculous setting, of the first century, when studying passages about the Holy Spirit. This certainly is the case in … Continue reading
The Bible speaks of those who were sealed with the Spirit, and who had been given the earnest (or guarantee) of the Spirit. How should these words be understood? Sealed John 6:27, “Do not labor for the food which perishes, … Continue reading
The Bible clearly teaches that God sanctifies. Moreover, it teaches that He does so indirectly, by medium of the word (John 17:17, 19). However, some believe that He also directly (miraculously) influences the heart and mind of man. Some believe … Continue reading
The Bible clearly teaches that God sanctifies. Moreover, it clearly teaches that He does so indirectly, mediately through the word of God (John 17:17). He does so indirectly through the influence of the word of God. However, some believe that … Continue reading