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  1. King James on Dort.

    "... that infamous decree of the late Synod, [Calvinism's Synod of Dort, origin of TULIP] and the decision of that detestable formulary, by which the greater part of the human race are condemned to hell for no other reason, than the mere will of God, without any regard to sin, the necessity of sinning, as well as that of being damned, being fastened on them by that great nail of the decree before-mentioned" King James I
    Emphasis in the orignal.

    In Jacobus Arminius, The ...
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  2. Infants who die...

    Quote Originally Posted by IMINXTC View Post
    There is, apparently, a depth to the human heart that we cannot fathom. And scripturally, salvation is always based on personal exchange.

    John the Baptist experienced salvation as an infant, seeing as Holy Spirit filling is associated with regeneration.

    ...and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb." Lk 1:15

    David, also, having acknowledged his sin nature from conception (Ps 51), enjoyed a nurturing relationship with
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    Updated May 22nd 2017 at 02:00 AM by IMINXTC

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  3. updates on that last one

    I've started reading the King James Version of the Apocrypha.

    Yes, there are King James Version Bibles with the Apocrypha in them.

    From what I understand, the Apocrypha covers the Intertestamental Period.

    I realize more and more that there is a lot I don't understand about the NEW Testament.

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    I'm trying to investigate accusations that many translations of the Bible are corrupt translations.
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  4. more on conclusions I have reached

    I badly need to upgrade my knowledge and understanding of the Old Testament.

    Now, I have READ the Old Testament from start to finish. That's another thing altogether. I feel like I have barely scratched the surface.

    I see a common theme in both Testaments: punishment for sin. The difference is how it is dealt with.

    I plan to comment more on this later, but I have to look up some Bible verses.

    While there are still things I need to discuss ...
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  5. 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

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