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Philippians 2:8-13 helps place 2 Peter 1:10 into the correct context. That is another way of saying, "bear fruit that befits repentance." In a way that only our sovereign God understands, both His sovereign election, and His gift to us of personal volition are true. Ignoring, rationalizing or spiritualizing Scripture passages that seem to counter our own ...


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First off, great questions. As with most of Covenant Theology the roots go back to Calvin, who deals with them at length in Institutes (II.X-XI) But, while Calvin does speak of a distinction for the Adamic covenant, it is not until 1569 that a Covenant of creation is mentioned and 1585 that the term "Covenant of Works" is first used by Westminster Divine, ...


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". . . we have some level of influence over whether we finally end up among the elect . . .." Your words, above, summarize well the seemingly inherent contradiction between extreme Calvinism and extreme Arminianism. I use the word extreme purposely, because from my perspective there is truth in both "camps." For adherents of one camp to say the ...


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I believe it is a matter of perspective. I don't see the fundamental Calvinist doctrine being at odds with any scripture, (although many have implemented it in ways contrary to scripture, as with any doctrine). the KJV says: Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall ...


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I am not sure I see "sin" as even part of the equation. John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It seems pretty straightforward. No one can come to Jesus without the work of the Father. X -> work of the Father -> belief in Christ


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Galatians 4:7 So you are no longer a slave, but God's child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir. so now we need to bring the good fruit John 15:8 This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. We are held accountable to what we have inherited. 1 John 3:3 All who ...


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From "http://www.theopedia.com/Predestination" and from what I have read elsewhere, the person's eternal destination is not based on what he does or knows, but on how God has predestined him. The same is true for babies that die. It is "not such anyone would boast." That's my understanding of what Reformed would think. PS Change "innocent" to "those who ...


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This answer will of necessity be quite long since much explanation and a lot of Scripture is necessary to show how many have come to their conclusion that Jesus' life on earth, and his death, burial, and resurrection involve God in a conspiracy to plan to give salvation to as many as would accept God's great grace. My answer assumes that God is a trinity. ...



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