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Calvinists interpret these passages as both pronouncements against the sinful actions of the Pharisees as well as warnings to those who might follow them. But ultimately these actions cannot circumvent God's will: they will be judged for their attempts and sinful motivations, but God's irresistible grace, when offered, always overcomes resistance. Verse 13 ...


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John Calvin does indeed treat this verse. He says: By saying אולי, auli, “if peradventure,” he made use of a common mode of speaking. God indeed has perfect knowledge of all events, nor had he any doubt respecting what would take place, when the prophets had discharged their duties; but what is pointed out here, and also condemned, is the obstinacy of ...


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Summary: Calvinists interpret these passages as referring to God's righteousness and justice — that he is a fair judge, consistently judging sin as wrong, whether committed by rich or poor, strong or weak, native or foreigner. They do not indicate that God's gracious gifts — wealth, strength, and even salvation — are distributed equally to all. Calvinists ...


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Why is it rare to combine Reformed/Calvinist doctrine and Dispensationalism? Adam Smith (who was no fan of religion) thought different denominations were great. He saw that in order to coexist in the marketplace of ideas, they would eventually have to drop those things that were distinctive so that they would not produce discord and thus become impotent. ...


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As an ex-Calvinist turned mid-Acts dispensationalist, I find there are two primary points of contention that lead to all the rest: Covenant/Reformed theology's tendency to allegorize or spiritualize various parts of Scripture vs dispensationalism's tendency to take it literally where it seems literally intended. Covenant/Reformed folk (and others, to ...



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