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The enemy himself is the original tare. Jesus explains this clearly in Matthew 13: 37-40. He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the ...


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Anselm's satisfaction theory of the atonement is developed in his book, Cur Deus Homo, and, as presented, is not "based on the Bible" like we might expect. Instead, Anselm relies heavily on logic, and largely avoids citing Scripture to make his case. However, he is forced to rely on it in a few places, and he also tangentially mentions it in others. For ...


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How is it that salvation that comes by grace needs instruction? For example Paul writes: Philippians 2:12-13 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good ...


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As a student of "The Bible" I would like to share my views: Regarding Paul giving orders: Even though the Epistles have been penned down by Paul its not that he is putting his own views here. If it were just the view of a man we have been presented in the Bible then Bible would have lost its credibility long back. In 2 Timothy 3:16 Paul in his letter to ...


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"A man cannot have salvation, except in the Catholic Church. Outside the Catholic Church he can have everything except salvation. He can have honor, he can have Sacraments, he can sing alleluia, he can answer amen, he can possess the gospel, he can have and preach faith in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; but never except in the ...


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Marc, Thaddeus B, and Adam. Please bear with me, as I am new to S/E. Yes, 'Rightly dividing' is certainly about context. In the broader context, the Epistles are addressed to Children of God (saints). But he reserves judgment on salvation, as in the verse after the one in question (vs 20): "...I stand in doubt of you.", which speaks for itself. And, ...


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This section focuses specifically on Paul's relationship with the Galatians and how he feels like he has to lay the foundation again for their faith. He uses that tried and true metaphor of childbirth. "Until Christ is formed in you" could mean that he thinks they are all pagans, but it also might simply be that he desires for them to live in the freedom ...


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There are dozens upon dozen of examples of parts of the Gospel of Christ that were corrupted. A few: Agency -- Man has complete choice over his eternal destiny -- whether to follow Christ, or whether to follow the devil. Apostles -- The pattern of 12 apostles, or special witnesses of Christ, is key to Christ's church. Baptism -- Baptism is by immersion and ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that Grace is formally participation in the Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4). St. Thomas goes on to teach that the virtue of Charity that St. Paul writes about in the Letter to the Galatians is loving with God's love: that is, the supernatural virtue of Charity is partaking in the actual love of God Himself. Faith is partaking in the ...


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What is the scriptural evidence that faith comes from God? Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of ...


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Faith comes from God because it is symbolized by the gold we are counselled to buy. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (Rev 3:18, KJV) The same symbolism ...


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Since your question focuses on dual covenant theology's biblical basis, I will cite the main points and verses and leave you to research the major proponents' more complex arguments in their writings at your leisure: After the Great Flood, God imposed a set of laws on Noah and his family and their descendants (Genesis 9:3-10), which makes them binding on ...


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As far as what's necessary for salvation, we'd have to start with Baptism: Men are bound to that without which they cannot obtain salvation. Now it is manifest that no one can obtain salvation but through Christ; wherefore the Apostle says (Rom. 5:18): "As by the offense of one unto all men unto condemnation; so also by the justice of one, unto all men ...


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There are three principal interpretations of this passage among Protestants and Catholics. "All Israel" might refer to: A future large-scale conversion of Jewish people to Christianity All the Jewish people elected by God All the people of God, both Gentiles and Jews The first of these views is easily the most popular, and is widely held by ...


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It's easy to find individuals who deny salvation to non-Trinitarians: Are Non-Trinitarians saved? I always wondered this since they deny the true nature of God. Jehovahs witnesses and Mormons do not have the same Christ as the Bible but only God can judge. No. Anyone denying The Creator as He has revealed Himself, Triune, will ...


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There is no "trinitarian protestant" who is *obligated to have faith in the Trinity to be saved. For instance: There are Protestant denominations that do teach that anyone who denies the Trinity (but not the divinity of Christ) is saved and that's the Calvinists, Presbyterian, Baptists in the Reformed tradition: The Athanasian Creed demands belief in ...


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"That depends." Most FVers define salvation as "the state of being joined to Christ through membership in the Church." If baptism is the event that initiates this, then baptism is the means of salvation defined in this way. From the Federal Vision Joint Statement: We affirm that membership in the one true Christian Church is visible and objective, and ...


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This answer is given from the perspective of the "Swedenborgian" or "New Church" denominations that accept the Christian theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Swedenborg rejected penal substitution as completely false and contrary to the plain teachings of the Bible. The primary question is: How do opponents of Penal Substitution explain God's ...


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The following answer shall be largely influenced by my Roman Catholic faith, so be aware of such a fact while reading. With that said, here we gooooooooo!!! Penal Substitution And Its Failures The problem with the penal substitution theory is that it confuses many points that need distinction in order to understand the nature of Christ's sacrifice. For ...


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The first extant writing to contain the phrase is John Calvin's Antidote to the Council of Trent (1547). First, for context, Calvin was responding to Canon 11 of the sixth session of the Council of Trent (which you can read at the above link): Whosoever shall say that men are justified by the mere imputation of Christ's righteousness, or by the mere ...


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The doctrine of Sola fide (Latin for "by faith alone") holds that: God's pardon for guilty sinners is granted to and received through faith alone, excluding all "works." And that: God, on the basis of the life, death, and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), grants sinners judicial pardon, or justification, which is ...


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I'll provide answers from a couple charismatic theologians, Wayne Grudem and J. Rodman Williams. Williams is the author of the first charismatic systematic theology, Renewal Theology, and I'll quote from it and some of his other writings. Original Sin First, both writers affirm the doctrine of original sin. Williams describes it as follows: "Original ...


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The people who have never heard the Gospel of Christ most certainly can and will attain eternity with God. This is clarified in a few places, but the most common place to read scripture is Romans 2:12-16 Romans 2:12-16 = "For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the ...



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