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According to the Calvinist, why “believe” if something is known absolutely true? Philosophically speaking it is wise to live in agreement with truth. 2 + 2 = 4 is known to be true, so one would be a fool to live life believing that 2 + 2 = 29. Secondly, our values and behaviors are shaped by what we believe whether it's true or not. To me, God's ...


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You can only be as confident about something as you are confident about the basis for that something. So just as you say, the Christians who believe in the infallibility of scripture believe it, they don't know it like they know that 2 + 2 = 4 or that gravity is real. It's not possible to prove the infallibility of scripture. There's no science that we can ...


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The Translation of The 70 was only of the first 5 books of the Bible. That original translation is no longer extant (it has been lost). At some point afterward it became a term of art to call any translation of any book in the Bible from Hebrew to Greek by the name "Septugiant", even though these later translations were often done by non-Jews and had no ...


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Most Reformed/Calvinist churches are Amillennial.1 For Amillennials the "millennium" is a symbol for the entire church age, and there is no single time which we could call the "Great Tribulation". Instead there will be times of tribulation throughout this age. The second coming of Jesus is not seen as a complex multi-part event like the pre- and mid-...


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Many Calvinists reject dispensational premillennialism, so for them your question doesn’t even make sense. Eschatology and soteriology can often develop independently of one another, so you’re not going to find a good answer to your question. Your best bet is to study the various eschatological views often held by Calvinists, which include Dispensational ...


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The Living Stream Ministry (publisher of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee) web site is copyright protected and does not contain sufficient information to establish whether they agree or disagree with reformed theology. They appear to uphold an orthodox view of the Trinity and the forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ. Source: https://www.lsm.org/lsm-...


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The general answer to this is that the Calvinist has the proposition that all true believers will persevere and thus not lose salvation. Because the (hyper)Calvinist usually sees God as the primary causal agent of salvation, loss of salvation isn't possible since God will effect the perseverance. The Calvinist struggles with counter-examples. But in Romans ...


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The Total Depravity angle you mentioned is a red herring, as John Piper clearly explained in his answer about the Arminian concept of prevenient grace that both the genuine and pseudo-elect believers have been given grace by God to overcome their Total Depravity by having their freedom of will restored from the Fall so they can respond to the gospel ...


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