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Understanding Calvinism

Discussion in 'Salvation (Soteriology)' started by Pinkman, Sep 9, 2011.

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  1. JustAsIam77

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    Reprobation is the most disturbing part of theology for me personally yet I can't deny scripture proof that God is far above my intellect to do as He will.
     
  2. rturner76

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    For me too. If not for that, I could manage it. I'm a universalist at heart.

    Nobody's Fool> I'm not an Arminian, I'm Christian who goes to a Methodist church. And I do apologize. It appeared I was being called a fool. I will do better to show more respect in the future and I edited my post to begin that change in my tone.
     
  3. drstevej

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    define perfect Lamb of God or restate your question.
     
  4. 2thePoint

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    What? How much simpler can the question be stated? Scripture defines "perfect Lamb of God". I'm asking you if Jesus has the free will to stop acting as our High Priest. One step at a time to build up to a point.
     
  5. billybtennessee

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    The sufficiency of the blood sacrifice Jesus Christ made in propitiation for sin is found in the words, "whole world", 1st John 2:2.

    It was interesting that you used "ten", in your 'artifically constructed parable'.

    Our Lord Jesus Christ used "ten", in parables, in scripture, too. Matt. 25:1-13, regarding ten virgins. And then, in the parable of the "talents", Matt. 25:14-30. The one given 5 talents, and gaining 5 more, (v.20 and v.28). Wow, the point our Lord gave about using what we are given, is crystal clear.

    Anyhow, just found it interesting, regarding the 'ten'.
     
  6. drstevej

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    If Scripture defines perfect Lamb of God, surely you can tell me what it means.

    He has already determined to be our High Priest, so it isn't up to debate (Will I or wont I).
     
  7. 2thePoint

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    Do you understand that this is about free will? That's the context and backdrop of the question. I could have picked any aspect of Jesus and it would be the same question: does Jesus have free will, now, in heaven, such as to stop being our High Priest, stop being the sacrificial Lamb of God, etc.? And since he is fully God, does this mean God does not have free will? A simple yes or no will do. You're being evasive.
     
  8. drstevej

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    Define free will.
     
  9. JustAsIam77

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    God is the One and Only Sovereign God of creation, the Alpha and Omega of the universe, free will is not in His resume, He commands and it is so.
     
  10. Perhaps Today

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    MOD HAT ON

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