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    Effectual Calling

    Free willers think they can overpower God, by their own power, and choices. Their Pelagian view has been condemned by more church councils in history than any other. There cannot provide any Scriptural teaching on the Fall of man or sin, they think this is absurd and false. They do not believe...
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    Indicatives (Promises) and Imperatives (Commands)

    The Indicative and The Imperative A Reformation View of Sanctification BY MICHAEL S. HORTON ©1996 Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals What do we mean when we say that we're "saved"? In Scripture, salvation concerns three realities: First, we have been saved. By his atoning death Christ secured...
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    Anti-Gospel Wolves Accursed by Paul

    I write this thread to protect and defend the Gospel that Paul preached. And to my brothers and sisters be aware of the wolves at the door, perverting and distorting the Gospel. Justified by Faith 15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not...
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    1 John 2:2

    1 John 2:2 is clear passage that teaches PSA, and furthermore along with other passages such as: Romans 3:25, Galatians 3:13, John 17:9, Ephesians 1:1-3, John 10:27, Ezekiel 36, Genesis 3:15, Genesis 15, Genesis 22, Hebrews 10, and so it's God's doing for His people. It's by His Covenant &...
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    Merry Christmas to all!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and celebrating the birth of Christ who came to save sinners!
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    An Integrated View of Christ's Work

    An Integrated View of Christ’s Work Calvinists have always affirmed that the nature and effects of Christ’s saving work cannot be reduced to a substitutionary sacrifice that brings forgiveness of sins. Recognizing the vastness of sin’s effect, Reformed theology interprets Christ’s saving work...
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    Subjective Atonement Theories

    The moral influence and governmental views are basically subjective theories of the atonement. That is, they focus on the change that the cross effects in us, which moves us to faith and repentance. Our faith and repentance then become the basis of God's acceptance. The bad news is not as bad...
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    Somebody, help me here, I thought only Calvinists & Arminians only could post in this forum?
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    Gospel-Driven Sanctification

    Gospel-Driven Sanctification (Part II) WE DIED TO SIN Now, however, we come to a big question. What does Paul mean when he says we died to sin? It’s fairly obvious he doesn’t mean we died to the daily committal of sin. If that were true, no honest person could claim to be justified because we...
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    Gospel-Driven Sanctification

    Gospel-Driven Sanctification BY JERRY BRIDGES MORE THAN A RULEBOOK (Part I) Early in my Christian life I heard someone say, “the Bible was not given to increase your knowledge but to guide your conduct.” Later I came to realize that this statement was simplistic at best and erroneous at...
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    Why I am not a Arminian (Anymore)

    Once upon a time I was a Classical Arminian, until after several months of reading, studying, and learning about Classical Calvinism (Doctrines of Grace), that I became a convinced Calvinist. Here are the reasons why I am not a Arminian. 1) Arminians have too lofty a view of the human condition...
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    A Theological Diagnosis

    The theological term for this malady is Pelagianism. A fourth-century British monk named Pelagius was appalled by the immorality he saw when he arrived in Rome, the center of Christendom. Assuming that the emphasis of the African bishop Augustine on human helplessness and divine grace was at the...
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    Just as "God" and "Christ" have lost much of their specificity in contemporary life, "faith" has become a generic for religious commitment. For many, it is nothing more than a positive outlook on life. However, Calvin understood faith as "a sure and steadfast knowledge of the fatherly goodwill...
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    Christ Alone!

    John Calvin considered himself a Catholic Christian, who simply wanted to reform the church, bringing it back to the faith and practice of the apostles. He never left the Church of Rome, but was excommunicated along with all others who followed the "evangelical way." Calvin also considered...