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  1. "Partaking unworthily"

    Another favorite snippet of prooftext for SDAs is excerpted from 1 Cor 11 (KJV of course):

    27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

    And so Communion is always a mournful and fearful experience, preceded by a miniature "time of Jacob's trouble," in which you "agonize, agonize, agonize" to try and remember every sin and make sure you have "confessed ...
  2. Limited Atonement - Spurgeon

    John 17: 2-9

    "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world ...
  3. The Decree of God

    I think it is important to define carefully what we mean by the “decree of God” as the topic will come up often in discussions of theology proper.

    The decree of God is His
    1. eternal;
    2. unchangeable;
    3. holy;
    4. wise; and
    5. sovereign purpose.

    The decree of God comprehends at once all things
    1. that ever were; or
    2. will be.

    These things are comprehended in their
    1. causes;
    2. conditions; ...
    Theology Proper
  4. Drawing of God's People

    On the subject of God's drawing from Scripture, the following questions are often posed:

    Who does God say that He draws?

    John 12:32 “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.

    Further the conversation goes...

    Since Christ was lifted up, therefore we conclude God draws everyone to Him. Persons that reject Him do so on by their own freewill. This is our own shortcoming. God draws all to ...
    Soteriology , Theology
  5. Compatibilism: Free Will and God's Sovereignty

    How are a man's inclinations and the decree of God related? Did God decree everything that we are inclined to choose?

    Let’s refresh ourselves concerning an earlier portion of my recent post on the decree:

    Quote Originally Posted by ”AMR”
    God has decreed to move or to permit free moral agents to act in the exercise of their free moral agency…

    …it is vitally important to note that while God’s decree includes the ends, His decree encompasses the means, the causes as well
    Theology , Theology Proper
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