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  1. Theodore A. Jones

    Which god is the true one and how can we tell?

    "there are no realistic ideas on how salvation can be obtained." beg to differ sir, "For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13
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    This part of the forum is like a breath of fresh air

    "I just pray to god please give peace" He might if you capitalize his name.
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    Do animals go to heaven?

    The following is a direct quote of God pertinent to your question. "And for Your life blood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal.And from each man too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man." Gen. 9:5
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    What is the appropriate age to baptise a child?

    You and I probably are in the minority and I would be in full agreement with you if you'd not pluralized the word sin. The Way of faith he has perfected is the faith to repent of a sin, singular, not sins. The gate is narrow.
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    Covenant Theology and the Salvation of Covenant Kids

    You have posted a rather lengthy and some what nonspecific concern. I do not say that detrimentally, but it is a challenge to discuss your concern in a straight forward specific answer. I suggest that you consider sectioning your concerns categorically. I noticed that you've indicated that you are Presbyterian and therefore I suspect that TULIP is your religious acrostic underpin. If it is not an imposition do you mind confirming my impression that you are Presbyterian and that the TULIP acrostic pretty well outlines your beliefs, please?
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    How to enter the Kingdom of heaven ?

    I think it is more specific to ask "What is the Bible's Way to be granted the grace to enter God's kingdom?" One of the first facts we are confronted with relative to this question is the parenthetical description of it Jesus has stated in Mt. 7:14 and the fact that there are only few that ever find out what the gate is. Another major fact that we face in the US is there being a church of some sort on each block's corner and several more in between those. This point might be hyperbolas, but in the US without doubt churches are plentiful. So then what is one to do for himself since they can't all have the knowledge we are searching for. My goodness even Jesus says there are only a few that ever find the thing and we know He cannot be wrong in what He says. Right? So then ladies and gentlemen since you've asked I'll quote it, but I think you might be some what shocked at what the gate actually is and I expect most of you will not believe it. "For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13 The gate into God's kingdom is a law. In my ministry experience contemporary Christians totally and unitedly contest that apostle's stated fact and I suspect you'll not do otherwise. So let's see if I'm right.
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    Definite Atonement

    Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He was murdered by crucifixion. The sin of any man's murder cannot be a benefit for any other man, but this fact does not exclude the murder of Jesus Christ from being a benefit for God. For it is by the murder of Jesus Christ that each man became accountable to God in regard to a sin. Jn. 16:8 All Calvinist are nuts.
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    Definite Atonement

    Gets under your skin.
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    Definite Atonement

    Willie. That Few find the gate is His idea alone, not mine. "Regeneration" does not precede faith and justification is not by faith alone. "For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13 "God is not a respecter of persons" even though every sinn'in, ly'in, recalcitrant Calvinist insists that He is.
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    How Many Millennials are Evangelical in Name Only?

    There are only a few that ever find out what the gate into God's kingdom is. There are no contemporary clergy personages who have a clue.
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    Definite Atonement

    1. Jesus Christ was murdered when he was crucified. 2. No man's murder is a direct benefit. 3. Guilt regarding sin remains outstanding after the murder of Jesus Christ, Jn. 16:8, according to Jesus Christ. 4. Only a few find the gate and it is only those who have the faith to use the gate who are saved. "For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13 5. A Calvinist will not obey God for any reason.
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    The Holy Spirit and Interpreting Scripture

    OP's can't answer questions.
  13. "For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous." Rom. 2:13
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    The Holy Spirit and Interpreting Scripture

    Pal. What Apollos knew is evident, but why is what Apollos knew a soteriological disenfranchisement from salvation? The fact you must figure out is what is the doctrine that Apollos was taught to correct the defective soteriological procedure he was teaching.
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    The Holy Spirit and Interpreting Scripture

    The theology of the Reformers departed from the Roman Catholic Church primarily on the basis of three great principles: Sole authority of Scripture, Justification by faith alone, and Priesthood of the believer. John Wycliffe (1330–84) attacked what he saw as corruptions within the church, including the sale of indulgences, pilgrimages, the excessive veneration of saints, and the low moral and intellectual standards of ordained priests. John Huss (1369–1415) — A Bohemian priest, excommunicated in 1410, and burned at the stake for heresy in 1415. His death lead to the Hussite Wars in Bohemia. Huss followed Wycliffe's teachings closely, translating Wycliffe's Trialogus into Czechoslovakian, and modeling the first ten chapters of his own De Ecclesia after Wycliffe's writings. He believed in predestination, regarded the Bible as the ultimate religious authority, and argued that Christ, rather than any ecclesiastical official, is the true head of the church. Martin Luther (1483–1546) — In 1517, nails his 95 Theses onto a Wittenberg Church door. These theses were Latin propositions opposing the manner in which indulgences (release from the temporal penalties for sin through the payment of money) were being sold in order to raise money for the building of Saint Peter's in Rome. Huldreich Zwingli (1484–1531) — Swiss theologian and leader of early Reformation movements in Switzerland. Vigorously denounces the sale of indulgences in 1518. John Calvin (1509–64) — Calvin was a French theologian and reformer who fled religious persecution in France and settled in Geneva in 1536. He instituted a form of Church government in Geneva which has become known as the Presbyterian church. He insisted on reforms including: the congregational singing of the Psalms as part of church worship, the teaching of a catechism and confession of faith to children, and the enforcement of a strict moral discipline in the community by the pastors and members of the church. Geneva was, under Calvin, essentially a theocracy. John Knox (1513–1572) — An ardent disciple of Calvin, Knox established Calvinistic Protestantism as the national religion of Scotland. He left a powerful political legacy within the Calvinist or Reformed branch of Protestantism, a political legacy known as Presbyterianism. Again, the Bible teaches that it is Scripture that is to be used as measuring stick to determine truth from error. In Galatians 1:8-9, Paul states that it is not WHO teaches but WHAT is being taught that is to be used to determine truth from error. While the Roman Catholic Church continues to pronounce a curse to hell, or “anathema,” upon those who would reject the authority of the pope, Scripture reserves that curse for those who would teach a different gospel (Galatians 1:8-9). God bless, William OK. It is obvious that what Apollos was teaching for salvation was a soteriological screw up, but why?

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