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Some Revised Calvinistic Parables..

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What man of you, having no sheep, does not leave his home and go after a sheep that has never been in his possession?  And when he has found a sheep that has also been looking for him, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying:  “Rejoice with me, for this sheep and I have found one another!”  Or what woman, possessing no silver coins, if she desires some money, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and … [Read more...]

The Calvinist and Arminian that went to Hell

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This post is a continuation from something I wrote earlier this week that can be found here (Arminians, Not Pagans). The reactions to my last post varied, for some it was a helpful correction and for others it was condescending. To clear some things up, the post was intended for Calvinists, not necessarily Arminians, although I did expect some to read it. This post like the first, is intended for Calvinists, although I expect Arminians to read it as well. There was some very disturbing … [Read more...]

Arminians, Not Pagans

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We Reformed folk have made some grave errors, and I'll be the first to admit it. I'm not sure how it exactly comes about, but let me suggest that we become puffed up in our knowledge of God's grace and then unknowingly look down on others that don't *know* the same doctrines we know. I've sinned in this area and have had to repent to my Arminian brothers and sisters. To expand a bit more on this, let me give you an example from my own life. When we go home to visit my family, inevitably we … [Read more...]

Lazy Holiness. Moving from passive to active in our pursuit of holiness.

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The Lord has adopted us to be his children on this condition that we reveal an imitation of Christ who is the mediator of our adoption. Unless we ardently and prayerfully devote ourselves to Christ's righteousness we do not only faithlessly revolt from our Creator, but we also abjure him as our Savior. I think it would surprise many that those are the words of John Calvin. Typically when Calvinist's are talked about, most of the time they are portrayed as Christians who are passive in their … [Read more...]


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