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  1. The "Pleasure" of Reprobation.

    John Calvin, Institutes, III, xxi, 7

    We say, then that Scripture clearly proves this much, that God by his eternal and immutable counsel determined once for all those whom it was his pleasure one day to admit to salvation and those whom, on the other hand, it was his pleasure to doom to destruction. We maintain that his counsel as regards the elect is founded on his free mercy, without any respect to human worth, while those he dooms to destruction are excluded from access to life

    Updated May 5th 2017 at 11:40 PM by IMINXTC

  2. Infant Baptism and Circumcision per Calvin

    In this exerpt from Institutes, John Calvin calls into mind his sacramentalism and RCC heritage.

    We have...a spiritual promise given to the fathers in circumcision, similar to that which is given to us in baptism...the forgiveness of sins and the mortification of the flesh...baptism representing to us the very thing which circumcision signified to the Jews...
    Boys only, HaHa

    To the contrary, baptism belongs to the new covenant and is upon confession ...

    Updated May 5th 2017 at 12:47 AM by IMINXTC

  3. 4-18-17

    The other day my 93 year old maternal grandmother was talking to my maternal grandfather.

    My maternal grandfather has been dead for 35 years.
  4. ?Regeneration? Preceeds Faith???

    Nowhere in the Bible is it taught or even insinuated that sinful man, without first being regenerated, is incapable of repenting of his sins, turning to God, and believing the Gospel to the saving of his soul.

    Those under the Augustinian/Calvinistic spell, are free, of course, to post passages of scripture supporting their view. Debate can proceed on the open board. Here, the focus is the scriptures.

    Scripturally, faith precedes salvation and is in fact an essential ...

    Updated Apr 10th 2017 at 03:19 AM by IMINXTC

  5. to everybody on here

    I'm trying to decide what to post in Chat To The Moderators about and what to try to work out with the other board members directly.

    I've decided to try to work this one out openly:

    In the past I've been repeatedly attacked by other board members for even mentioning Roman Catholicism, even in the Areopagus section, even though I have repeatedly clearly stated that I am not Roman Catholic, and that I am not promoting Roman Catholicism.

    I have heard a lot of ...

    Updated Apr 6th 2017 at 02:15 PM by gringo300 (mispelled word)