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comment Does 1 Corinthians 9:27 contradict the doctrine of “The Perseverance of the Saints?”
@Ovi: John MacArthur gave an answer in a Q&A session at a conference (Ligonier, 2008) that's germane to questions re assurance, also. The question was actually about legalism, but here's a link to the portion where Dr. MacArthur briefly discusses the characteristics that distinguish "real" Christians from nominal Christians. You can find more resources on assurance from Ligonier here.
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accepted Was regular weekly fasting a widespread, formal tradition in the early Church?
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comment Does 1 Corinthians 9:27 contradict the doctrine of “The Perseverance of the Saints?”
Hi @Ovi. Having a lack of assurance re one's own salvation is actually a very common issue. Lots of books have been written on the subject. If you want to learn about assurance, here's a quick article from John Piper to start with. Beyond that, answering specific question about such doctrines is what C.SE is for, so you might want to ask some more questions. Ciao.
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answered Does 1 Corinthians 9:27 contradict the doctrine of “The Perseverance of the Saints?”
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comment Does John Piper identify himself as a “five point,” or as a “four point” Calvinist?
Thanks, OnesimusUnbound. I think you're right that John Piper is a five-point Calvinist. +1.
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answered Does John Piper identify himself as a “five point,” or as a “four point” Calvinist?
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answered Is there any evidence for the claim that the Catholic church suppressed translation of Scripture?
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comment Any mentions of Environmental protection in Bible?
Responsible use of resources would fall under the general category of "stewardship." See Nave's and Torrey's. Some pundits have observed that there are interpretation of "environmentalism" which seem similar to earth-worship, which would be idolatry. Different people have different understandings of where the line should be drawn between various interpretations.
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comment Does John Piper identify himself as a “five point,” or as a “four point” Calvinist?
Btw, the "Canons of Dordt" thing is just some historical context that I added to the question; it's the source of what today is called "5 point Calvinism" or "TULIP," but people rarely use the historical names.
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comment Does John Piper identify himself as a “five point,” or as a “four point” Calvinist?
Someone said Piper was a 4 point Calvinist during a conversation at a fellowship group. Another person agreed, and I've seen the same repeated online, but those making the "4 point" claim never cite any sources. As one who listens to Piper regularly, I find the "four point" claim difficult to believe, and wanted to clear things up.
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asked Does John Piper identify himself as a “five point,” or as a “four point” Calvinist?