Why am I NOT a Calvinist? REASON #3 MISSIONS Why reaching the lost if they were predestined to be lost?
Charles Page [07/22/2015 1:33 PM]
Only point I agree with is supernatural transformation, called quickening in Eph 2:1
John Kissinger [07/22/2015 1:49 PM]
figured you may try to say that but what’s all this talk about great and precious promises to participate in the divine nature through sanctification?
Charles Page [07/22/2015 1:54 PM]
sanctification is rooted in regeneration and unlike the new birth it has positional and practical aspects. It is progressive and conditional. Partaking of the divine promises requires a quickened person who freely exercise his will. The child of God can resist the will of God. The unregenerate (Eph 2:1) cannot resist.
John Kissinger [07/22/2015 1:55 PM]
Thus we can participate in the divine nature by our own free will
Charles Page [07/22/2015 1:57 PM]
I believe so. However first we have to be quickened from a dead state.
John Kissinger [07/22/2015 2:31 PM]
Quaker origins of holines were resently dicussed in connection to Frank Sandford’s direct influence upon Tomlinson but pretty sure you were not mentioned in this one 🙂 http://www.amazon.com/Quest-Restore-Gods-House-Formation-Transformation-Reformation/dp/193593144X
Charles Page [07/22/2015 3:03 PM]
Spurling’s passion was to reform the ecclesiology of the Landmark Baptist movement. – Dan Tomberlin
What does this mean? Does this mean the COG started in the first century?
Mark Schaeufele [07/22/2015 5:01 PM]
Would love to read these.
That’s a pretty silly reason. Sadly, it’s true though it doesn’t stand up to sound logic
J.r. Saint Wallace [08/02/2015 9:06 PM]
John Calvin was never a Calvinist… That’s the mess of his corrupted successor(s).
Vince Oblak II [08/02/2015 9:08 PM]
Marx wasn’t a Marxist either but he certainly did promote the basic ideas his followers prescribed to him. Calvin believed God’s sovereignty always trumped our free will.
J.r. Saint Wallace [08/02/2015 9:09 PM]
Have you read “the institutions of the Christian religion”?
Front to back?
Vince Oblak II [08/02/2015 9:27 PM]