Re: 1 John 2:2
As I read the OP, this is not a general discussion about 1 John 2:2. This is a discussion about two points:
Originally Posted by Stew Ward's Hip
- Did Calvin believe the "L" of TULIP (limited atonement / definite atonement / particular redemption)?
- Was Calvin consistent in his comments between 1 John 2:2 and Romans 5:18.
It's not actually a discussion about what the Scriptures teach but what Calvin taught and his consistency.
If Calvin believed the L, this doesn't make it true or false.
If Calvin was inconsistent, well then, he was inconsistent. Aren't we also or at least haven't we been at times ourselves?
In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. - unknown
Read your Bible and pray every single day. - Pastor Jon Courson
If your grace ain't greasier than a bucket full of chitlin's and gravy, you might be a legalist - an internet friend.