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The Church excuses them from voting out of concern for the Cardinals themselves. Selecting the Supreme Pontiff can be a great burden of responsibility, and especially so when one is advanced in age. These Cardinals instead take the role of supporting the electors by helping to lead the People of God in prayer during the election. From Pope John Paul II's ...


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Scripture gives this answer: Genesis 18:18-19 King James Version (KJV) 18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and ...


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To be fair to Calvin, why not go straight to the horses mouth. Calvin did not believe this kind of verse (1 Tim 2:3) implied God's desire to save every man. Here is where we discover limited atonement as proposed by Calvin and is various different ways supported by the most eminent Calvinists that have ever lived, including in my mind one of the greatest ...


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No difference. On the doctrines or original sin and justification by faith Wesleyan and Calvinism seem to run a course along the same stream. Wesley's view of original sin is made clear with few words in a sermon entitled 'SERMON 44 ORIGINAL SIN'. This sermon on its own clearly shows that Wesley taught the same doctrine as the Protestant reformers, ...


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Bullet Points The "elect" in this view is the same as Arminianism - God knows all who will freely choose Him ("those He foreknew... he also glorified") and He elects to save all who believe in Jesus Christ. Ken Grider (one of the translators for the NIV Bible) is the only major/well-known theologian I know of that holds this view. I would bet many in ...


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Temporal Predestination is a theory which began back when the Bible became commonly available to the general public. It was begun as a counter theory to a belief which sprang up sometime during the 17th Century, known as Predestinationism. It was espoused by some groups that due to God having predestined who would and who would not go to Heaven that it was ...


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Apostle Paul is speaking to a predominately Jewish Church in the 1st Century and his teachings were in some capacity to unite the Jew and the Gentile in the church by removing the prejudices and presuppositions of the Jews converts who thought salvation was for the Jew only and not the Gentile. It was no small revelation that the gentiles like the Jews had ...


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In Summa Theologica (1.19.6.1), Thomas Aquinas wrote, Objection 1: It seems that the will of God is not always fulfilled. For the Apostle says (1 Tim. 2:4): "God will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth." But this does not happen. Therefore the will of God is not always fulfilled. Reply to Objection 1: ...Thirdly, ...


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I will post this answer as a second post that presents a real 100% Calvinist view as observed by classical Calvinists using their preferred way of expressing their view, rather than my modern preferred way as a 95% Calvinist. The truth is many versions of Calvinism today have a slight mixture of Arminianism in them. The basic difference is that within ...


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With verses such as 1 Timothy 2:3-4, the exegesis of the verse needs to be looked into rather than just the direct implication of it. I do not believe it's all people, but all types of people (nationalities and races). Also, in Romans 9, specifically verse 22, it states God has objects of wrath (for example, Pharaoh in Egypt).



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