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    • Calvin taught "Total Inability" of man or at least that's what his followers like Loraine Boettner taught. Most Calvinists hold that heretical point today. I'm not sure about Calvin himself. Sometimes the followers of a particular theologian/preacher take his teachings farther than he ever intended. I believe the same can be said for John Wesley. I've never read his writings either but I've heard he never explicitly said a saint could lose his salvation only that it appeared so in scripture. But his followers, like in Holiness or Wesleyan churches, have a believer losing their salvation over just about anything such as watching TV or wearing pantyhose. A Baptist pastor friend of mine who was once Holiness told me about this. Anyway, Total Inability is not the same as Total Depravity. Total Inability says that man is so depraved he can't even exercise freewill to believe the gospel.
    • If the church simultaneously equates physical growth of a church to God's blessing (their church) or to compromise with the world (growth of other churches) you might be in a Baptist church.
    • I agree with Calvin on one point of the 'TULIP'... Total Depravity of Man - Jeremiah 17:9, Ephesians 2:12 I don't agree with Calvin on... Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, Perseverance of the Saints. I agree with Arminius on four points... Free Will or Human Ability - Romans 10:9, Revelation 22:17 Conditional Election - John 3:36 Universal Redemption or General Atonement - 2 Corinthians 5:15, John 2:2, Hebrews 10:10 The Holy Spirit Can Be Resisted - Acts 7:51, 2 Timothy 3:8 I don't agree with Arminius on... Falling from Grace - John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:17, Hebrews 7:25, John 10:29, Romans 8:38-39 So, I'm neither of the above I'm a Bible believing Christian.
    • Yeah, they get worried they may have accidentally walked into a Pentecostal church.
    • No kidding I have a pastor friend who only officiated funerals and not weddings because he says "they keep longer". Lol
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