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Before we start building theology on this statement, we need to make sure we've understood it in its original context first, and that our extrapolations are faithful to that original intent. Who were Jesus' "sheep"? In Jesus' original context, He was talking with people who had not yet embraced Him about those who had already (at that time) embraced Him. ...


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How do people become the sheep that Jesus speaks of in John 10? My understanding is that people do not become the sheep. My understanding is that the sheep are truths. The sheep, gate, and shepherd - Decoded Truly I say to you whoever does not enter into the heart by the word but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But whoever ...


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As an Evangelical (with Wesleyan soteriology - a particular form of Arminianism), my perspective is that we actually 'become' sheep at the point of Regeneration. Though our election to 'sheephood' was done in God's foreknowledge before the foundation of the world and the basis for our entrance to that state was purchased by Christ Jesus at the cross, the ...


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In these "What would an Arminian say about..." questions, it's important to first denote what kind of Arminian you're talking about. There are 5 points of Arminianism: Human Free Will - This states that though man is fallen, he is not incapacitated by the sinful nature and can freely choose God. His will is not restricted and enslaved by his sinful ...



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