Why am I NOT a Calvinist? REASON #3 MISSIONS

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Why am I NOT a Calvinist? REASON #3 MISSIONS Why reaching the lost if they were predestined to be lost?

Reformed political philosopher has jestingly suggested the alternative acrostic “WUPSI”: (1) wholly defiled, (2) unconditional choice, (3) personal salvation, (4) supernatural transformation, and (5) in faith persevering. This mnemonic device could be, Greg Forster proposes, “pronounced ‘whoopsie’—as in, ‘Whoopsie, we just realized that TULIP is giving everyone heinously false ideas of what Calvinism is all about.”

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]
Of course.


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