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Calvinists from Calvin to the present day have interpreted this verse as relating to man's assurance, not God's will. John Calvin specifically responds to those who say this verse implies that the "stability of our calling and election depends on good works," saying: [P]urity of life is not improperly called the evidence and proof of election, by ...


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The concept of predestination in Calvinism is true from the standpoint that there are certain persons whose Spirit is destined to be cast into the lake of fire and burn for eternity. The predestination of these souls in not a predetermination of God. It is in fact a pre-knowledge of God. Just as Jesus was aware of the details of his demise prior to the ...



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