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  1. Theophilos

    No one can come to me...

    Yes, that section of Romans includes a quote from Psalm 14. Psalm 14:1-3 NKJV Does the context mean that the verses only apply to atheists?
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    No one can come to me...

    Okay, does that mean that only the elect sin?
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    No one can come to me...

    Yes. The contradiction is even more obvious in this sentence: . . . all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus . . . Romans 3:23-24 My understanding is that the Calvinists would say that "all...
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    No one can come to me...

    Yes, pistis is usually translated as "faith". "Offering faith to all" agrees with the Greek interlinear based on the first meanings of the words listed in Strong's. I see no reason to reject this translation. https://biblehub.com/interlinear/acts/17-31.htm...
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    No one can come to me...

    https://bible.catholicgallery.org/catholic-public-domain-version/
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    No one can come to me...

    The Father's drawing and the Son's drawing the same drawing. That is consistent with an orthodox understanding of the Trinity as in "I and the Father are one." John 10:30 The meaning of all is explicit in this passage from Acts: God, having looked down to see the ignorance of these times, has...
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    No one can come to me...

    Yes, God draws everyone through the crucifixion. . . . if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. John 12:32 KJV Same Greek verb is used for "draw" in both verses.
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    Does God predestine sin?

    The passage from Romans 9 about the potter and the clay is a paraphrase of Jeremiah 18: Behold, like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. Suddenly, I will speak against a nation and against a kingdom, so that I may uproot, and destroy, and scatter it. If...
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    Question Regarding Roman Catholic Traditions

    Yes, Mary is a model of faith. She also gave birth to eternal God. That is a deep mystery that is worthy of contemplation as described in this hymn: All of creation rejoices in you, O full of grace, the ranks of Angels and the human race; hallowed Temple and spiritual Paradise, glory of...
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    Question Regarding Roman Catholic Traditions

    These are examples of traditional devotions found in the west. Eastern Catholics have different traditions, but we are still Catholic. We do not include ashes in the service that beginning of Lent. Instead Lent starts on Sunday evening before Ash Wednesday with a service of forgiveness...
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    The Eucharist is the New Testament

    The Greek word translated as "remembrance" (ἀνάμνησις, anamnésis) implies a sacrifice as in shown in this verse: But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. Hebrews 10:3 The same word is used to refer to temple offerings in the Greek Old Testament.
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    The Eucharist is the New Testament

    Yes, Isaiah Yes, Isaiah wrote these words centuries before the birth of Christ, but the passages are in the past tense as if the events had already happened. The birth of Christ means little without the cross. The cross means little without the resurrection. . . . if Christ is not risen...
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    The Eucharist is the New Testament

    Christ is eternal God. God is not constrained by human concepts of time. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NKJV . . . the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Rev 13:8 NKJV
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    Canonicity

    Yes, those councils established the New Testament canon in the Latin-speaking west. 2 Peter, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation were not added to the canon of the Syriac Bible until about 250 years later. St. John Chrysostom wrote extensive commentaries on the New Testament but limited the...
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    The Virus & The Vaccines: Deliberately Engineered Bioweapons

    Here is another video that from the funeral director.
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    The Virus & The Vaccines: Deliberately Engineered Bioweapons

    Incompetence is not genocide, but an organized campaign to execute the elderly by lethal injection should be. The undertaker's allegations sound credible and warrant further investigation.
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    Explain "Idols" if man does not seek God.....

    Paul addressed this question when he spoke to the pagan Greeks in Athens: But Paul, standing in the middle of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are rather superstitious. For as I was passing by and noticing your idols, I also found an altar, on which was...
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    Succession of the Apostles?

    Yes, I agree that Barnabas's witness to the resurrection and ministry of Christ are a tradition not found in the bible. Yet this extra-biblical tradition appears to be a basis for denying apostolic succession as being "unbiblical". When the apostles met in Jerusalem, they included the...
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    James, the Brother of John ...

    Yes, parts of Psalms 69 may be a prophesy of Christ, but clearly all of it is not. For example the New Testament says Christ was without sin in several places, but Psalm 69 would say the opposite if it were really all a prophesy about Christ: O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are...
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    James, the Brother of John ...

    Yes, I agree that "adelphos" sometimes means brother. The claim is that "adelphos" can only mean "full brother". This claim is demonstrably false as shown with multiple quotes from the LXX. New Testament uses "adelphos" for relatives of Jesus does not mean that Mary had additional children...
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