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The short answer: universal atonement. It is a doctrine which, as far as I can tell, has been systematically edged out of the western church as the doctrines of Calvinism have become the de facto standard. Personally, my beliefs reflect a bit of each of Calvinism and Arminianism. Universal atonement is a fundamental part of the Arminian system and has a ...


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Where does the concept of “unconditional love toward others” come from? There are various levels in the expression of love. Luke 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. At the other extreme we have love for enemies. Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, ...


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I would submit that the numerous times God forgave Israel, the love he expressed to David even after sinning, and ultimately the very fact that a plan of salvation was established from the very beginning, all point to and demonstrate unconditional love The need of repentance and "process", assuming you're speaking of Titus 3:4-7, is that plan of salvation ...


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Absolutely he did. If we inspect a couple of key words we will see that he had no choice in the matter. In the Hebrew language we see that the following verbal phrase was used twice in Hosea 3: יַֽעֲזָב־אִ֔ישׁ אֶת־אָבִ֖יו Current interpretations most directly indicate the phrase means “tender embrace”, or even “tight squeeze”. “Tender” or ...


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Is there biblical basis for the belief that God's love for people includes a genuine individual affection? In Luke 7:36-50, we have some valuable insight into the nature of the phenomenon known to us as, "love". Jesus relates a parable about a creditor who forgives two debtors what they owe. He then asks of Simon, the pharisee who had invited him to the ...



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