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Posts Tagged ‘Reformed Theology’

Four Soils Dilemma

In Luke 8 Jesus is teaching the parable of the sower to a multitude of people. There are four soils in this parable, and the seed is the Word of God. Luke 8:11. After He finishes the parable, the disciples ask Him the meaning. He then explains that the four soils are four hearts- the first, a hard…

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Deadness Does Not Mean Complete Deafness- A Brief Response to the Calvinist Concept of Spiritual Deadness

Calvinism would say being spiritually dead means we are completely unable, like a dead body, to respond, even to the Gospel of God (Colossians 2:13), but is this conclusion actually found in the Bible? Unfortunately, this line of reasoning is often used on biblically novice, non-Calvinists as a stepping stone into “reformed” theology. They will typically…

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Calvinism: Careful Considerations from Romans 3

Every born again believer who has been saved for any length of time is most likely familiar with Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” The question, especially for a person influenced by Calvinism, is why is Romans 3:23 where it is in the Bible? It might seem pretty…

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Calvinism’s Surprising Catholic Connection

(Originally posted by The Berean Call) By Dave Hunt THERE IS NO QUESTION that Calvin imposed upon the Bible certain erroneous interpretations from his Roman Catholic background. Many leading Calvinists agree that the writings of Augustine were the actual source of most of what is known as Calvinism today. Calvinists David Steele and Curtis Thomas point out…

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Calvinism 1: Is Man Able to Respond to God’s Invitation?

Interestingly, men are able to respond to a variety of invitations: birthday parties, weddings, funerals, and even Facebook. So why is it that so many believe that men are completely incapable of at least responding to God’s invitation of full and free forgiveness through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection? Too often people have believed that…

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