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Jan
10
asked What is the basis for Cessationism?
Jan
4
comment How does Free Grace Theology reconcile 1 John?
It seems like you're describing the debate over eternal security (Once Saved Always Saved). Free Grace Theology (from my limited, Wikipedia-based understanding) is defined as follows: The view distinguishes between the "call to believe" in Christ as a Savior and receiving the gift of eternal life, and the "call to follow" Christ and become obedient disciples, meaning that the justified believer is free from any subsequent obligations unless he or she decides to undergo the process of sanctification (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Grace_theology)
Dec
28
comment What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
@Caleb, thanks - fixed
Dec
28
revised What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
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Dec
28
comment What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
I think that it's not necessarily an unreasonable question. If the Bible doesn't say, then "The Bible doesn't say" is the answer. It may not be immediately obvious to everyone that Ananias and Sapphira aren't discussed elsewhere.
Dec
28
answered What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
Dec
28
comment Eternal existence in hell?
This would be a better answer if it was modified to discuss the meanings of the Greek word used, and counter the argument that eternal|everlasting means it "cannot be undone"
Dec
21
revised How does 1 John 2:19 fit with the teaching that Christians can lose their salvation
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Dec
21
comment How does 1 John 2:19 fit with the teaching that Christians can lose their salvation
Thanks for clarifying - I'm still not sure I understand why "for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us;" would only apply to that group, though. It sounds more like he's referencing a general principle.
Dec
21
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Dec
21
revised How does 1 John 2:19 fit with the teaching that Christians can lose their salvation
Clarify question
Dec
20
comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
+1, interesting argument.
Dec
20
comment How does 1 John 2:19 fit with the teaching that Christians can lose their salvation
Well, it seems that this passage still contradicts conditional security, even when you consider that John is describing antichrists (I agree that he is). The passage still seems to say that (paraphrase) "if they were really Christians, they wouldn't have become antichrists". But certainly if Christians could lose their salvation, once they were lost, nothing would prevent them from becoming antichrists.
Dec
20
answered What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
Dec
20
comment What is the Biblical basis that God's sacrifice is sufficient for all of our sins (past included)?
The title does not match the question. Perhaps this for the title: "What is the Biblical basis that Christ's atonement is sufficient for all sin?"
Dec
20
comment How does 1 John 2:19 fit with the teaching that Christians can lose their salvation
Thanks - I'm not sure how this answers the question, though. Could you be a little more explicit in how your interpretation is consistent with the doctrine of conditional security?
Dec
19
comment Is Abraham in heaven?
Related: Who saved people before ~33AD?
Dec
19
comment Who saved people before ~33AD?
+1, an interesting take
Dec
19
revised What is the biblical basis against baptismal regeneration?
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Dec
19
comment What is the biblical basis against baptismal regeneration?
@MasonWheeler, interesting point. The "why would God" question is problematic though, because one could also ask, "why would God require baptism when he is able to save without it?" I personally don't know why God does things the way He does them, so I just trust Him. I see baptism as a public testimony of our faith - a way to show others that we have been buried and resurrected with Christ (metaphorically speaking, of course). Another "important command" that doesn't bear on our salvation, and impacts our day-to-day lives about as much as baptism, is the partaking of communion.