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    This one in particular
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    That's neat. I'm in a baptist church. I like the videos from "world video bible school"
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    This is a view that would not be historically classified as sacramentalism and I would also not call this traditional baptismal regeneration. You're giving a view that seems closest aligned to wesleyan arminianism, just saying that ultimately being saved is contingent upon continuing to walk...
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    https://carm.org/dictionary/ordo-salutis/
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    I'll agree with your classification of four types of works but find no exegetical reason to conclude that Paul's declaration "not of works" does not also apply to all sorts of work. The distinction to me is arbitrary, even if he is immediately referring to self righteousness or the law. If I'm...
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    fair The question at hand is whether James is saying the works cause the faith to be living, and therefore saving, or if the saving faith causes the works. I will concede that a reasonable person might find either reading, but taken in the context of all of scripture (most clearly Ephesians 2)...
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    Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else?

    Even without the context he's obviously saying calvinism is nothing more than the gospel, not that only a full-bodied calvinist view of the gospel is saving. Even rightly interpreted I think he's being pithy and it doesn't necessarily follow, calvinism is a systematic view which relies on a long...
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    You are not engaging with my point. There are several articles here on carm that spell this apparent issue out for you. https://carm.org/roman-catholicism/are-we-saved-by-faith-alone-or-do-we-need-works-too/ https://carm.org/doctrine-and-theology/verses-showing-justification-by-faith/...
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    You are misreading James, who affirms salvation before the Lord by faith alone. Your reading puts James 2 and Ephesians 2 in contradiction. James is admonishing workless faith. Such faith is manifestly dead ergo not saving. Your mistake is to put the cart before the horse and conclude that...
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    True, and not a counterargument. One is saved by faith alone and that living, saving faith will necessarily result in works, including water baptism.
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    New Cambridge Paragraph Bible

    Does anyone else use this edition of the KJV? Here's a wiki summary. I got it recently and I love it. It is very readable, not through changing the language but by the single column presentation. Norton made minor revisions to restore what the 1611 translators intended which have been obscured...
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    Watch how you use their words

    Great, sorry and thanks for clarifying. I'd also like to point out in this conversation that the books of the canon were inspired at the time of writing, not retroactively made authoritative depending on the decree of a council.
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    Watch how you use their words

    This is not at all the inspiration we're referring to when we talk about the inspiration of scripture as found in 2 Tim 3.
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    Water Baptism (Immersion) Saves

    Baptismal regeneration (by water) is not compatible with salvation by faith alone. The baptism which saves is the baptism of the spirit, which happens at the point of regeneration when the spirit indwells the believer. John 3 is a common trouble passage, but reading in context you can see that...
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