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In Reformed theology, what exactly does the doctrine of "limited atonement" actually assert?

For any of the so-called five points of Calvinism, it is usually best and clearest to go to their original expression in the Canons of Dort. In the 17th century, the followers of Arminius promulgated ...
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In Calvinism can a person reject the will of God

Briefly, there are two wills of God, his revealed will and his secret will. His revealed will is all that he commands us to do, such as believe the gospel, repent of sins, live godly lives. His ...
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Arguments for and against images of God

I couldn't find in the Bible the words of Elijah that were paraphrased in that book about him. Someone else may find them and quote them from the Bible. However, the prophet Isaiah wrote many ...
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Romans 11:32 according to Calvinist?

At the very least, Romans chapters 8-11 need to be taken as a whole and, if 1-11 can be taken that way it is even better. Lone verses picked out of 9-11 are difficult to properly exegete. I am ...
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In Reformed theology, what exactly does the doctrine of "limited atonement" actually assert?

Your question is about the statement that "Christ did not die for everyone" in the typical Reformed doctrine of Particular Redemption. Although you list 5 complex points in 5 paragraphs, the ...
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According to the Calvinist, why "believe" if something is known absolutely true?

As a Christian who has come to believe that the Holy Scriptures are inerrant, I would like to explain a point that does not seem to have been raised so far. This hit me with real force only recently ...
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What is the Calvinist perspective on John 5:28–29 in regard to earning salvation?

First, Calvinists are well aware that even in the Old Testament such a resurrection of all the dead is clear teaching. The prophet Daniel was told by the angel that, at the time of the end, some would ...
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Catholicism - Is the TULIP Formula more or less true? (Semantics)

I'm assuming this James Akin, who wrote the linked article, is the same well-known apologist Jimmy Akin from Catholic Answers. Jimmy has a tendency, in my experience, to sometimes over-simplify ...
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What do Calvinists think of Isaiah 65:12?

Calvin himself does not bring in election and predestination to bear on the verse quoted. In his commentary he applies the situation in regard to personal responsibility : Because I called, and ye ...
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What reason might there be for the claim that it would be logical to find a Calvinist who was convinced he was one of the damned (non-elect)?

It is perfectly logical that someone who accepted the truth of election might also accept that they, themselves, were not of that number. I know from my own experience that once convicted of one's own ...
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When did the doctrine of biblical inerrancy first emerge after the Protestant Reformation as officially defined and accepted?

As often happens in doctrinal statements, these usually arise as a reaction to attacks by heterodox or heretics. So it was with the doctrine of the Trinity or the incarnation of the Son. In the same ...
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According to Lutherans, why is Calvin's understanding of Communion unacceptable?

I like to think of Calvin’s view of the Eucharist as a type of “Star Gate” theology. The bread and the fruit of the vine become the portal through which the human spirit is transported into the ...
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According to Lutherans, why is Calvin's understanding of Communion unacceptable?

Let's look at your description of the Calvanist take: In taking Communion, we are spiritually lifted up to heaven where Christ is (bodily) and consume his body in a spiritual manner. In addition to ...
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How do Lutheran discern Law and Gospel in the Lord's Prayer?

Most Protestants would agree that those who do not forgive are not likely to be forgiven. Christ Himself makes this point in Matthew 18:21-35. I think the problem here is a wrong understanding of law ...
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What reason might there be for the claim that it would be logical to find a Calvinist who was convinced he was one of the damned (non-elect)?

Note: I began composing this answer before noticing that it was addressed to Calvinists. I decided to post it anyway. Calvinists are not immune to despair. In fact scholars such as S.E. Spott have ...
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What Did the "Geneva Reformers" Have Against Exodus 2:22?

What I believe is being referred to is that the Douay Rheims says "And she bore him a son, whom he called Gersam, saying: I have been a stranger in a foreign country. And she bore another, whom ...
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What do Reformed theologians mean that Catholics have the "more metaphysical conception" of God's grace?

From Catholic material to hand, it certainly seems that there is a large metaphysical component to writings about grace. Certainly far more than I've read in Reformed literature (not that I'm very ...
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According to Reformed Theology, how can one justify infant baptism?

Yes! I grew up very firmly in the credobaptist camp, and was taught my whole life that paedobaptism was based in ignorance of Scripture at best and a deliberate disregard for clear teachings of ...
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Romans 11:32 according to Calvinist?

The answer is in the Scripture itself according to Romans 11:30-32 30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now ...
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