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Second Timothy 2:22-26 (ESV) --

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.


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revised Does 1 Corinthians 9:27 contradict the doctrine of “The Perseverance of the Saints?”
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answered Does 1 Corinthians 9:27 contradict the doctrine of “The Perseverance of the Saints?”
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revised Does 1 Corinthians 9:27 contradict the doctrine of “The Perseverance of the Saints?”
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comment Is John Piper a five point Calvinist?
Thanks, OnesimusUnbound. I think you're right that John Piper is a five-point Calvinist. +1.
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answered Is John Piper a five 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 Is John Piper a five 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 Is John Piper a five 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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answered In what manner did Christian baptism differ from ritual washing as part of Jewish Teshuva (repentance.)
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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?