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  1. 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

  2. 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.
  3. ?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

  4. 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)

  5. Old Testament study

    There is a lot I don't understand about the Old Testament.

    As time has gone by, this has been bothering me more and more.

    Many of my preconceptions are being overturned more and more.

    More on this later...