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    heartstrings reacted to Jim_Alaska in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    I love the way that The Holy Spirit, anticipating things such as Calvinism, has carefully inserted the word "all" in so many Scriptures. One has to be willfully blind to not see that "all" means "all".
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    heartstrings reacted to Ukulelemike in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    Here is some more:
    "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. " (Matt 23:37)
    Here we see God's will, that He could gather Jerusalem together to Himself, yet their will, to reject Him, prevailed, and therefore, their house was left to them desolate. Man's will prevailed over God's will.

     "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2Pet 3:9)
       
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    heartstrings reacted to Scott Lyons in Calvinism on the March   
    I am a former Calvinist and Lordship Salvationist as well. I was for five years. I was finally excommunicated and shunned from my former church, GraceLife Church of Edmonton. It is a cult and is to be avoided!
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in Calvinism on the March   
    Calvinism shares alot of its 'theology' with Islam; a selfish god devoid of love. A god in the likeness of sinful man. The only real god with those attributes is the god of this world...the Devil. Muslims will kill you for saying things like this; I wonder how far staunch Calvinists would go?
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    Neither Calvin, Spurgeon, nor any of those other dudes were around when I got saved on May 11, 1986; just the Word of God and the Holy Ghost.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from PastorMatt in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    Neither Calvin, Spurgeon, nor any of those other dudes were around when I got saved on May 11, 1986; just the Word of God and the Holy Ghost.
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    heartstrings reacted to Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    Again outsourcing your sense-making to men instead of Scripture! I don't care what those men said. What does the plain reading of Scripture say? And yes those men were heretics! If they preached and taught Calvinism, which they did, they are heretics because Calvinism is a false gospel of works. None of the five points of the TULIP are supported by Scripture!
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    Sure is. But Calvinism sure isn't.
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    heartstrings reacted to Ukulelemike in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    But where there is no law, or understanding of sin and punishment, there is no imputing of sin. All are fallen, but until sin is willingly committed, it is not imputed. That is exactly what Paul was saying in Rom 7.
     
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    God created some to go to Hell for His "glory" and we can't accept that because "God's ways are higher than our ways". (even though Genesis chapter 3 says we have "knowledge of good and evil"). Hey, even LOST people know that's evil.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from wretched in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    If a person gets saved, he then becomes one of those predestined to be conformed to the image of Christ. But before that same man believes on Jesus and gets saved, he's not predestined to anything: He's on his way to Hell.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from wretched in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    God created some to go to Hell for His "glory" and we can't accept that because "God's ways are higher than our ways". (even though Genesis chapter 3 says we have "knowledge of good and evil"). Hey, even LOST people know that's evil.
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    heartstrings reacted to Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    My wife and I had two still-born daughters and I know they are in heaven! Calvinism is pure evil!!! It is from the pit of hell!!!
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    heartstrings reacted to Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    Predestination has nothing to do with God predetermining who goes to heaven or who goes to hell! It has nothing to do with salvation at all! It is about believers being predestined for adoption, for an inheritance, and to be conformed into the image of Christ. All future events. Calvinism is heresy and must be rejected!!!
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    If a person gets saved, he then becomes one of those predestined to be conformed to the image of Christ. But before that same man believes on Jesus and gets saved, he's not predestined to anything: He's on his way to Hell.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Alan in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    It's not what we think but what the Bible says. The Bible says that "God so loved the world" not some of the world. The Bible says that "God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked". The Bible says that "God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance". The Bible documents that people can hear the Gospel, be convicted, and then reject it of their own free will. And God has documented that He loves people who He knows will reject Him. I can give you more but I'm kind of busy right now.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    It's not what we think but what the Bible says. The Bible says that "God so loved the world" not some of the world. The Bible says that "God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked". The Bible says that "God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance". The Bible documents that people can hear the Gospel, be convicted, and then reject it of their own free will. And God has documented that He loves people who He knows will reject Him. I can give you more but I'm kind of busy right now.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    I'm neither. 
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    heartstrings got a reaction from wretched in Calvinism or Arminianism? How do you answer?   
    It's not what we think but what the Bible says. The Bible says that "God so loved the world" not some of the world. The Bible says that "God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked". The Bible says that "God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance". The Bible documents that people can hear the Gospel, be convicted, and then reject it of their own free will. And God has documented that He loves people who He knows will reject Him. I can give you more but I'm kind of busy right now.
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    heartstrings reacted to Jim_Alaska in Is it possible to renounce salvation?   
    1 John 3:2 (KJV) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
    Humanly speaking we become sons, or children by birth. We become the son, or child of our father by birth. Likewise we also become sons, or children of God by the new Birth. Following logic, has anyone ever been able to become unborn of his earthly father? He may renounce his sonship, but he cannot undo his birth as a son of his father. His birth was an act of his father, which was past tense and cannot be undone. He can deny he is a son, but that does not change the fact that he was born of his father. There is no act of his own that can change that.
    So then; can you lose your salvation? Once you are born of God, how do you become unborn? In answer one might also ask; can anyone actually go back and undo the fact that he was born a son of his father?
    Once a son, always a son.
    Galatians 4:6 (KJV) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
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    heartstrings reacted to PastorMatt in My Own Traveling Singing Group   
    The Lord has blessed me with opportunities to travel through out the Northeast preaching at different Churches and Baptist Colleges. Due to the virus all my recent meetings have been cancelled, but I'm looking forward to starting up again when this is over. 
    Anyways, I recently (3 weeks ago) took my girls and one of our church teens with me to preach at Vision Baptist College in NJ to look at the school and sit in on classes. While I was there to preach I figured I'd let the girls sing in chapel. 
    The girl playing the piano & the girl on the right are my daughters, and the girl on the left is a teen that was saved on our bus ministry and is looking at attending a good Bible college.
     
     
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    heartstrings reacted to Alan in Making America Great Again   
    I do keep abreast of the news in China (Communist), Taiwan (Free China), and Hong Kong.
    President Trump, many times, in order to assure the world that the United States is a free Republic (Democratic), has stood up to the communist leaders. President Trumps actions, not just words, is good for America and our ideals that our Founding Fathers set forth in the Constitution.
    https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/34946-hong-kongers-heroic-fight
    In the article is the following quote, "President Donald Trump is the first occupant of the White House since the communists came to power in China in 1949 to reverse the suicidal policies of the United States vis-à-vis China. Having already hit the Beijing regime with tariffs and put them on notice that the United States would not continue ignoring their closed markets, huge subsidies to Chinese corporate “champions,” and violations of intellectual property rights, President Trump also signaled that he wouldn’t follow the Bush example of looking the other way if China chose to send the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) into the streets of Hong Kong as it did at Tiananmen 30 years ago."
    In my understanding, President Trump, and his stand against the communists, is good for America and the freedom that we enjoy.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in John Calvin Had It All Wrong   
    ''Election'' has to do with purpose or service; Angels, Israel, and even the Lord Jesus are ''elect''.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in John Calvin Had It All Wrong   
    I was upset for a different reason:  How dare a MAN who calls himself a preacher lie on my God like that.
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    heartstrings got a reaction from Scott Lyons in John Calvin Had It All Wrong   
    "Predestination has to do with God's perfect plan and design. Concerning believers , the King James always always speaks of a collective when referring to "predestination" by using plural pronouns like "we, they, them, us, ye or you". it never refers to individuals. The "Bride of Christ" will one day be presented to Him spotless.     because "She" meaning "we" will be conformed to the image of Christ, perfectly sinless, in glorified bodies. Not a single person will get the credit for this because God "predestinated" all of it before the world existed. Each individual has to believe on Jesus Christ, of his own freewill, to become a member of the "bride". This too is included in God's will and perfect design. He doesn't want rOBots to worship Him: he wants free will.
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