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Jump to new posts Re: Again, on the different wills by Robin @ Yesterday at 07:04 PM

Reformed Baptists have no such use of the word "permits" in the London Baptist Confession which most who call ourselves "Reformed Baptists" subscribe to. Jus' say'n. I agree that the word "permissive" implies much more
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Jump to new posts Re: Question asked for the Reformed by John_C @ Yesterday at 06:44 PM

I decided to go ahead and make a reply using some of your thoughts. Please critique as below is how I responded. Quote:I realize it is probably too simplistic for many, but the answer lies in Romans 9. As far as giving more time, that shows grac
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Jump to new posts Re: Question asked for the Reformed by John_C @ Yesterday at 06:05 PM

Thanks, but I think the crux of the question is this. Since God has decreed who will repent, then why does He give the illusion of giving a person more time to repent, when God knows more time will not help. What is the purpose of giving more time wh
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Jump to new posts Re: Question asked for the Reformed by Pilgrim @ Yesterday at 05:27 PM

Originally Posted By: John_CI ran across this question on another forum. I'm not good in answering these questions except to say that God is completely just and loving. Would anyone like to clear it up succinctly? Quote:Q: If God alone grants re
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Jump to new posts Re: Again, on the different wills by Pilgrim @ Yesterday at 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: John_CI think I have brought this up a while ago, but it came to my attention again recently. We had a retired minister preached and he used the terms 'perfect' and 'permissive' wills of god in his sermon. My minister back 20 ye
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Jump to new posts Re: Question asked for the Reformed by Robin @ Yesterday at 04:56 PM

Quote: "Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will (Romans 9:19)? In the following few verses the Apostle Paul answers this anticipated objection. But his answer is frankly offensive to imagine that they are as sovereign as their C
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Jump to new posts Re: Again, on the different wills by Robin @ Yesterday at 04:49 PM

That discussion comes up frequently now, it seems, in churches that are either newly Reformed for "Reformed Lite." I wrote this blog post in response to another one of those discussions on line. Perhaps it will be helpful, along with se
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Jump to new posts Question asked for the Reformed by John_C @ Yesterday at 12:53 PM

I ran across this question on another forum. I'm not good in answering these questions except to say that God is completely just and loving. Would anyone like to clear it up succinctly? Quote:Q: If God alone grants repentance, then why does God
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Jump to new posts Again, on the different wills by John_C @ Yesterday at 09:56 AM

I think I have brought this up a while ago, but it came to my attention again recently. We had a retired minister preached and he used the terms 'perfect' and 'permissive' wills of god in his sermon. My minister back 20 years ago often use those term
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Jump to new posts Thoughts on Thanksgiving by chestnutmare @ Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:01 AM

Calvin on Thanksgiving Psalm 106 :"his psalm differs from the preceding, inasmuch as there the Psalmist showed that God had been more than a bountiful father to his chosen people, in order to procure for himself, in coming ages, a race of pure
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Jump to new posts Re: Belief a Choice? by Pilgrim @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:52 PM

Originally Posted By: rstratsOriginally Posted By: PilgrimYou asked for help in demonstrating 'to consciously choose to believe things'. What HAS been given, as stated several times via Scripture and logic, that all choices to believe something is, o
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Jump to new posts Re: Chatterbox Cafe Forum by rstrats @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:41 PM

chestnutmare re: "Hi there rstrats." Hi there yourself chestnutmare.
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Jump to new posts Re: Belief a Choice? by rstrats @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:22 PM

Pilgrim, re: "You asked for help in demonstrating 'to consciously choose to believe things'. What HAS been given, as stated several times via Scripture and logic, that all choices to believe something is, of necessity, a conscious decision.&qu
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Jump to new posts The clock of Providence! by chestnutmare @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 8:22 AM

"There is a clock with which Providence keeps time and pace—and God Himself sets it!" Our time is always now, for we are in selfish haste. But everything happens according to God's divine time-table. Our sovereign God is never before His t
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Jump to new posts Re: Belief a Choice? by Pilgrim @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:44 AM

You asked for help in demonstrating "to consciously choose to believe things". What HAS been given, as stated several times via Scripture and logic, that all choices to believe something is, of necessity, a conscious decision. The contrary
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Jump to new posts Re: Belief a Choice? by rstrats @ Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:53 AM

Pilgrim, re: " The alleged 'help' you originally asked has been given..." The first part of the help - and it's not alleged, it's flat out stated - is for someone to demonstrate in realtime ( 'right now, while you are reading this') one
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Jump to new posts Re: Reflexology by Tom @ Monday, November 24, 2014 9:38 PM

Pilgrim Though I know you can't always rely on experience. I wonder how my daughter could have possibly known about her grandfather's shoulder problem simply by feeling if she could feel a problem on the bottom of his feet. My daughter has a lot of
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Jump to new posts Re: Reflexology by Pilgrim @ Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:12 PM

From what I've read so far, Reflexology is nothing more than modern "Snake Oil" medicine and it relies on psychosomatic phenomena, i.e., if someone believes they are feeling better, they will feel better to some degree. There's plenty of n
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Jump to new posts Reflexology by Tom @ Sunday, November 23, 2014 8:51 PM

Reflexology I was told some time ago that Christians should stay away from things like reflexology. Saying that among other things, it has no scientific or medical proof. Rather it is completely based on eastern religion and philosophy. Recently, my
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Jump to new posts New Study Bible by Tom @ Saturday, November 22, 2014 9:38 PM

Has anyone seen this study Bible? The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible http://kjvstudybible.org/2014/07/21/234/ It looks good to me. Tom
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