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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 ...
  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

    Updated Today at 02:00 AM by IMINXTC

  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.


    I'm trying to investigate accusations that many translations of the Bible are corrupt translations.
  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 ...
  5. 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