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  1. 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...
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  2. John Calvin on the Anabaptists...

    "One should not be content with simply killing such people, but should burn them cruelly." John Calvin

    - Roland Bainton, [I]Michel Servet, heretique et martyr (Geneva: Iroz 1953), quoting letter of February 26, 1533, now lost.

    Calvin held to Infant Baptism and Baptisimal regeneration till his dying day.

    John Calvin argued:
    “Whoever shall now contend that it is unjust to put heretics and blasphemers to death, knowingly and willingly ...
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  3. 3-31-17

    One of my cousins recently gave birth to her third child and first daughter.

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    I'm trying to figure out a lot of things about the Old Testament.

    My preconceptions are getting overturned more and more.

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    Almost everything I once THOUGHT I knew about the Samaritans has turned out to be wrong.

    Updated Mar 31st 2017 at 02:19 PM by gringo300 (added more)

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  4. To Every Creature.

    "Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame." 1Co 15:34

    After over 5 decades in the Faith ( and contrary to some opinions, age does not diminish the faith experience or acumen), I have come to see each human being as someone Christ died for and who is in need of the challenge and hope of the Gospel.

    To try and visualize any individual as something less than a free moral agent, and who is hoplessly, ...

    Updated May 22nd 2017 at 02:26 AM by IMINXTC

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  5. Not so fast, seeker of truth...

    We call predestination God’s eternal decree, which he compacted with himself what he willed to become of each man. For all are not created in equal condition; rather, eternal life is foreordained for some, eternal damnation for others (Institutes 3.21.5; Calvin 1960:926).
    All this lofty talk of unity.

    Let the careful reader decide if God's revealed nature has been impugned.
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