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I'm a born-again Christian, active member of the body of Christ, husband and father, and Bible teacher. I love to study Scripture, and firmly believe it is the only credible standard for truth.

Aside from my devotion to God, His people, and His word, I don't really have any loyalty to a particular doctrine or creed.

(The guy in the picture is Zhuge Liang from the movie Red Cliff.)


Feb
17
accepted Do Calvinists Know Whether They Are Saved?
Feb
17
comment Do Calvinists Know Whether They Are Saved?
You said in your latest edit that "He has not given us a copy of the book of life, for us to inquire directly into whether our name . . . is there. He's made it more complicated for us by requiring a life of discipleship." Does this suggest that it is only by a life of discipleship that you can know for sure that you are elect? If so, wouldn't that be like the logical fallacy of circular reasoning, since you wouldn't be able to call it a (full) "life of discipleship" until the life was over and it was determined that you had not "fallen away"?
Feb
14
comment Do Calvinists Know Whether They Are Saved?
So the claim is that no one who was convinced they were saved & did good things has ever ceased to trust & obey God? That can't be right... experience would disprove that theory. If that is what you're saying though, how would you handle passages like Matt. 7:22?
Feb
13
comment Do Calvinists Know Whether They Are Saved?
So if you, as a Calvinist, attain this assurance, and then subsequently "fall away", does that disprove Calvinism, or does it mean you were mistaken?
Feb
13
comment Do Calvinists Know Whether They Are Saved?
@Flimzy It goes without saying that the question assumes I'm looking for an answer from a Calvinist perspective.
Feb
13
revised Do Calvinists Know Whether They Are Saved?
rolled back to a previous revision
Feb
13
asked Do Calvinists Know Whether They Are Saved?
Jan
30
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
28
comment According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
That sounds more like it. Thanks. I would like to see a comment on how salvation differs for men and women, and for whites and blacks. I know at various stages in Mormon history they have been different. (Men have to call wives into heavenly existence, blacks don't have a soul, etc.)
Jan
28
accepted According to Mormonism, how does a person get saved?
Jan
21
comment Jesus said no one had gone into heaven except the Son of Man, but what about Elijah?
Doesn't it also say in the NT that Jesus "was taken up"?
Jan
20
accepted How do Calvinists account for Calvin's statements on atonement?
Jan
20
asked How do Calvinists account for Calvin's statements on atonement?
Dec
28
comment Why did Jesus have to die?
It might help you to ponder the questions of why Jesus had to be human, why He had to take on our sin, and why He had to rise from the dead as you are pondering this question. The answers to these questions are all related.
Dec
28
comment Do most Christian scientists have a Literal Creationist viewpoint?
This question is interesting, but of little consequence. There are great scientists on all sides of this debate, because a person's beliefs about the distant past have almost zero impact on how they do science in the laboratory. Furthermore, most scientists get their scientific "evidence" on this topic from other fields of science, not their own (because actual science has little to say about the topic.)
Dec
27
revised According to Mormons, what is the Holy Spirit of Promise mentioned in Ephesians?
edited title
Dec
26
comment What is the difference between humans as “image of God” and Jesus as “image of God”?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 I was referring to the other possible renditions of that Greek word. I think Paul's argument requires a present (not past) focus. Anyway, it was an interesting choice of verbiage, as Paul did not say "is" or "was".
Dec
26
comment What is the difference between humans as “image of God” and Jesus as “image of God”?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 Yeah, though the English translation says "is" there, the Greek is more interesting, and (at first glance anyway) seems to confirm this answer.
Dec
26
answered What is the difference between humans as “image of God” and Jesus as “image of God”?
Dec
25
awarded  Inquisitive