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No Uninterpreted Facts

“There are no uninterpreted facts. In every area of life and thought, all facts derive their meaning from the religious presuppositions of man.”

~Rousas Rushdoony, Philosophy of Christian Curriculum, Kindle Loc. 993

Source: https://lettersfromnebby.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/christianity-science-and-the-pursuit-of-truth/

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A Short Response to the Arminian Doctrine of Prevenient Grace …

by John Hendryx

The term “prevenient grace” – a distinctly Arminian doctrine – refers to a universal grace which precedes and enables the first stirrings of a good will or inclination toward God and it explains the extent or degree to which the Holy Spirit influences a person prior to their coming to faith in Christ. The Arminian, together with the Calvinist, affirms total human moral inability and utter helplessness of the natural man in spiritual matters and the absolute necessity for supernatural prevenient grace if there is to be any right response to the gospel. Like Calvinists, Arminians agree that, apart from an act of grace on God’s part, no one would willingly come to Christ. This point is important to distinguish so as to not confuse Classical Arminianism with either Finneyism or Semi-Pelagianism, which both reject the need for prevenient grace. So Christ’s redemption is universal in a provisional sense but conditional as to its application to any individual, i.e. those who do not resist the grace offered to them through the cross and the gospel. Prevenient grace, according to Arminians, convicts, calls (outwardly), enlightens and enables before conversion and makes conversion and faith possible. While Calvinists believe the inward call to the elect is irrevocable and effectually brings sinners to faith in Christ, the Arminian, on the other hand understand God’s grace as ultimately resistible. In short, they affirm that prevenient grace, which is given to all men at some point in their life, temporarily brings the sinner out of his/her condition of total depravity and puts them in a neutral state of free will wherein the natural man can either accept or reject Christ…

They Made it all Up?

Read this link:

http://adam4d.com/made-it-up/

Verses for Talking with Mormons

Can be found here:

https://www.str.org/blog/verses-your-conversations-mormons

Either the Experiences are From God or They’re Not

As with any other doctrinal issue it is important to know the truth or the error of the “charismatic” position. This is not a purely doctrinal matter, since in the charismatic movement in all its various forms, such as Pentecostalism, neo-Pentecostalism, “power evangelism,” and the “signs and wonders” movement, emphasis is placed on phenomena and subjective experiences. These experiences, which transcend doctrinal considerations and doctrinal boundaries, are the raison d’etre of the movement. They are not merely the daily outworking of one’s doctrine as distinct from his doctrinal position, but are usually crisis events that allegedly go beyond normal, traditional Christian experience. These so-called “spiritual” experiences are either from God or not from God. There can be no neutral or partially true position. Either they are biblically true or they are false experiences. If they are biblically false then the issue is much more serious than merely another view of the Christian life, since the charismatic movement involves a spiritual experience that attempts to be in direct contact with supernatural forces. Whether the charismatics are correct can only be determined from the Scriptures and other relevant facts. By the very nature of the issue, the “gifts,” such as tongues, healings, and signs and wonders, so prevalent in today’s charismatic movement, are either from God or not from God. There can be no middle ground. (Page 372).

~Thomas R. Edgar, “The Cessation of the Sign Gifts”

Read more: http://www.the-highway.com/articleMay98.html

The Only Argument To Which Such Cattle Are Amenable

The Life and Letters of Robert Lewis Dabney by Thomas Cary Johnson, quoting Dr. J. H. McNeilly’s account of a conversation with Dabney about a materialist/atheist:

Why Stay Protestant?

Matthew Schultz:

Over the years, I’ve had several Catholic friends and converts ask why I ultimately didn’t convert to their denomination. During my first two years of college, I spent a significant amount of time with Catholics, including at the (then?) US Opus Dei headquarters in NYC. I attended these gatherings with a good friend, who eventually decided to convert from Evangelicalism. I came close to converting, but ultimately decided against it. This has surprised some Catholics. I suspect this is because the standard narrative is that Protestants, especially Evangelicals, are crossing the Tiber in great droves…

Read more: https://medium.com/@MatthewSchultz/why-stay-protestant-435b5e1006a0