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We are elected “in Christ”, as both the article and Ephesians 1 affirm. In the OT, Israel were the elect people of God with God choosing them to show his love to the rest of the world and to be an example of a Godly society. This did not guarantee the salvation of every Israelite. If a non-Jew wanted to be part of the elect people of God, s/he could by ...


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Jesus warned his disciples that following Him would not be easy: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone ...


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The lack of logic to the KJV-Only position is already well answered by others. More importantly the Scriptures are our only authority in matters of our beliefs and since the KJV-Only belief cannot be substantiated from Scripture then KJV-Only-ism actually undermines the Protestant idea that the Word of God is our sole authority in matters of faith and the ...


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TL;DR: it's not the sin itself which is "unto death" or "not unto death", but the attitude of the sinner that makes it so. We know that we are all guilty of sin: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God — Romans 3:23 We know that sin leads to death: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life ...


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Here is a quote from Dr. Bruce Milne, formerly lecturer in Biblical and Historical Theology at Spurgeon’s College, London. The Foreword to his book is by J.I. Packer. I believe this is still the current Reformed Protestant view: Recent interpretation sees the sin as essentially Christological. Jesus distinguished between sin against the Spirit and sin ‘...


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