Arminianism versus Christianity

Arminianism versus Christianity

The Five Points of Arminianism

1. Partial Depravity.
This is the belief that the sinner is not
totally unable to come to God; instead,
the sinner has a “free will” to be able to
accept salvation or to reject salvation.

2. Conditional Election.
This is the belief that God chose to save
certain people before the foundation of
the world based on what He saw they
would do; God chose those who He
foresaw would accept salvation.

3. Universal Atonement.
This is the belief that Jesus Christ died for
everyone without exception; Jesus Christ
paid the sin debt for everyone, made an
atonement for everyone, redeemed everyone,
including those who eventually end up in hell.

4. Resistible Grace.
This is the belief that a sinner can resist
God’s will and remain unsaved even when
God wants to save him.

5. Conditional Perseverance.
This is the belief that one can lose his
salvation after being saved and that
one’s continuing in the faith is conditioned
on the person, and not on Christ’s work.

The Five Points of Christianity

1. Total depravity.
Every human being by nature is under
the wrath of God, owing a debt to God’s
law and justice that they cannot pay.
They have no ability nor desire to come
to the true God for salvation.

2. Unconditional Election.
God chose to save some people by the
blood and righteousness of Christ before
the foundation of the world based solely
upon His good pleasure to do so.

3. Particular, Effectual Redemption.
God sent Christ into the world to represent
all those whom He chose before the
foundation of the world and to make
full atonement for all God’s people.
This atonement saves all for whom it
was intended; there will not be a single
person for whom Christ died in hell.

4. Irresistible Grace.
All those whom God chose and for whom
Christ died will come to Him and will be
saved through the work of the Holy Spirit.
God is never thwarted in His plan to save
those whom He chose and for whom Christ

5. Preservation of God’s People.
All those whom God chose and for whom
Christ died and who have been regenerated
by the Holy Spirit will be preserved by God
until their dying breath and caused to
continue to walk in the way of truth and
to continue believing the true gospel.




Church Hypocrites

Church hypocrites?

by Spurgeon

No man who is not united in his heart vitally and entirely to
Christ, can ever be of the slightest service to the church of God.

Oh, if there be a place where sinners are more loathsome
to God than anywhere else, it is in his church.

A dog in its kennel is well enough- but a
dog in the throne-room is quite out of place.

A sinner in the world is bad enough-
but in the church he is hideous!

A madman in an asylum is a creature to be pitied,
but a madman who protests he is not mad, and will
thrust himself among us that he may obtain means
of doing mischief, is not merely to be pitied,
he is to be avoided, and needs to be restrained.

God hates sin anywhere, but when sin puts its fingers
upon his divine altar; when it comes and lays its insolent
hand upon the sacrifice that is burning there, then God
spurns it from him with disgust.

Of all men, who stand in the most likely place to receive the
mightiest thunderbolt, and the most terrible lightning’s flash,
those are the men who have a divided heart, and profess to
serve God, while with their souls they are serving sin.

Take heed, sinner, take heed, running on in your sin you will
meet with punishment. But after all, O hypocrite, look well
to your ways, for your sin and your lie together shall bring
down a dread and swift destruction upon your devoted head.


What Christians Should Know About Intersectionality

A concept appearing more and more in American political discourse and on college campuses is “intersectionality,” a theory that is becoming a political movement that noted Christian thinkers consider contrary to the Gospel.

Broadly defined — though its precise meaning is disputed — “intersectionality” refers to the interconnected nature of social categories like race, gender, class and how these identity markers create overlapping and interdependent systems of disadvantage or discrimination…

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Did Matthew (27:9) falsely attribute a prophecy to Jeremiah that came from Zechariah (11:12-13)?

Many skeptics and liberal scholars have suggested that Matthew’s gospel contains an error:

Matthew 27:9–10
Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”

The quotation about the thirty pieces of silver is highly reminiscent of Zechariah, and it is, therefore, assumed that Matthew made a mistake…

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Was Calvin A Murderer?

Another look at the Servetus situation:

Q – Was John Calvin a Murder?

Jim – This is a question that shows up in my email from time to time. It’s a claim that is leveled by those who seek to besmirch Reformed Theology. Usually, the claim that Calvin was a murderer is an attempt to make all Calvinistic doctrine wrong through “guilt by association.”…

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Atheists Can’t Trust Reason – Or Anything Else

William M. Briggs makes a good point regarding atheism:

We’re here and arguing and thus using some form of intellectual apparatus, so, accepting naturalism, we had to get here somehow and develop this apparatus…

Now what guarantee is there that the mechanism that brought us to this point aligns our intellectual facilities with the truth?

None whatsoever.

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Babylonians DID burn Jerusalem 2,600 years ago: Charred wood, pottery and bones found in the City of David confirm scenes of devastation described in the Bible

Archaeologists have found evidence that the Babylonians were responsible for the burning of Jerusalem more than 2,600 years ago.

The researchers discovered charred wood, grape seeds, fish scales, bones and pottery along with numerous other artefacts which excavating the City of David.

The findings confirm the scene as described in the Bible, which states that the Babylonians ‘burned all the houses of Jerusalem.’

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