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Here is an answer in two parts. The first part deals with information extracted from Book 1 of Calvin’s ‘Institutes’. The link given opens up at Book 3 so you have to navigate back to Book 1. https://reformed.org/master/index.html?mainframe=/books/institutes/books/indxbk3.html CALVIN INSTITUTES - BOOK I. THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE CREATOR. Discussion of ...


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Let us first understand the context of the teaching. Paul desires to be free of the thorn in the side. The parallel teachings of the desirability of being free of these thorns is found, as already mentioned by others, in the informing of the negative effect of not removing enemies from the Promised Land. We must understand that one of the ways God teaches ...


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It would appear that Calvin did not believe in pre existence of the soul based on the quote below For Calvin, the very idea that the soul “sleeps” until the resurrection made no sense, given the unique properties of the human soul. As a creationist, Calvin affirmed that the human soul is not eternal but is uniquely created by God at the moment of ...


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Paul understood "bread' to mean revelation from God meant to build faith through suffering and being rescued. To be Christian is to suffer. Jesus said believers needed to pick up their crosses every day. To understand the reasoning, we must study what the offer from God to believers is. It's not avoiding hell and going to heaven. Salvation is partnering ...


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