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Aug
13
asked Does John Piper identify himself as a “five point,” or as a “four point” Calvinist?
Aug
13
comment Is Partialism a real heresy?
@waxeagle: Looks like it didn't change to Community Wiki as I thought it might, so reverting isn't necessary. Thank you, though.
Aug
13
revised Is Partialism a real heresy?
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Aug
11
comment Did John Calvin teach that God creates certain souls only to be destroyed?
If you would like to get the answer from Calvin himself, go here: Institutes, Book 3, Ch. 21. More: Many references at Monergism; A very readable summary from U. of Oregon's history dept.; Two documents on predestination that Reformed.org claims were written by Calvin.
Aug
11
comment Did John Calvin teach that God creates certain souls only to be destroyed?
You're looking for information on "double predestination," or reprobation. It's difficult to give a simple "yes" or "no" answer, primarily because of the various subtleties of that doctrine. A comprehensive / exhaustive answer would also consider elements of supralapsarianism / infralapsarianism. One of the few people with a commanding understanding of both, as well as of the teachings of Calvin, is R.C. Sproul; he has an article on "double predestination" that answers your question here.
Aug
11
revised In what manner did Christian baptism differ from ritual washing as part of Jewish Teshuva (repentance.)
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revised In what manner did Christian baptism differ from ritual washing as part of Jewish Teshuva (repentance.)
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answered In what manner did Christian baptism differ from ritual washing as part of Jewish Teshuva (repentance.)
Aug
9
comment How could a seventh century heretic have possessed papal infallibility?
Papal infallibility says that every person to hold the office of Pope was capable of speaking ex cathedra, regardless of whether or not an individual actually made use of the authority, doesn't it?
Aug
9
asked How could a seventh century heretic have possessed papal infallibility?
Aug
7
revised When the humans' freedom of choice was firstly stated in Christianity?
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Aug
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Aug
5
comment What scriptures talk about the survival of fish and sea animals during the flood?
Related C.SE content: 1, 2, 3.
Aug
3
accepted Is there scholarly concensus on the historicity of Foxe's Book of Martyrs?
Aug
3
asked Is there scholarly concensus on the historicity of Foxe's Book of Martyrs?
Aug
3
comment Is hypocrisy a sin?
@ZettaSuro: If you have questions about how to reconcile verses that command rebuke with those which require humility, that might be something to ask on the main board. I think that would be better than talking about it in comments. Thanks.
Aug
3
revised Does a classic Trinitarian formulation consider God to be his own “Family”?
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Jul
29
comment Does a classic Trinitarian formulation consider God to be his own “Family”?
@Rick: Not that anyone asked my opinion, but I suppose that if I were tasked with teaching the Doctrine of the Trinity at an "uncomplicated level," part of my explanation would likely be to offer a survey of the different analogies from throughout history, then explain when, why, and how each analogy was rejected, then reiterate the applicable Biblical texts, and clarify with documents such as the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds. The important part, from looking at 2,000 years of history, seems to be that the Trinity is a mystery, and defies naturalistic explanation.
Jul
29
comment What did Jonathan Edwards have to say about the fact that he owned slaves?
Apparently Edwards the Younger was the ninth of Edwards' twelve children. I didn't know that. Thanks.
Jul
29
revised Can you give some example passage that is not so easy to decide whether to interpret the passage literally or metaphorically?
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