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    Trusting God vs stress, worry "Most of the time our worry comes from a desire to be in control. It's actually a form of idolatry because it's making something else out to be bigger than God. We put Him back in His proper place in our minds when we say...
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    Can a Christian be a drunkard

    Three questions: (1) Can a Christian be a drunkard: Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who submit to or perform homosexual acts, 10nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor...
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    Can true Christians mislead the church?

    Can true Christians mislead the church? "It is possible to be a true Christian and for various reasons have a distorted view of some truth in the Bible, and actually mislead the church with those teachings that are not fully biblical, and be saved — go to heaven. Those teachers will be saved...
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    Miracles, healings of God, or of Satan

    This week i've been looking into this Melbourne, Australia lady's healing ministry that has been compared to that of Kathryn Kuhlman: "And pretty much every town I go into one of the first miracles he does is someone with a completely deaf ear gets their ear open."...
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    freewill & foreknowledge

    How do opponents of Open Theism address this:
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    Will Christians require postmortem character correction?

    "I have entertained the thought that all Christians...will be corrected post-mortem. For clearly Christians’ characters will not have been perfected at the time of their death. So won’t they need to be perfected post-mortem? That can happen in either of two ways. 1) God will miraculously perfect...
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    Calvinism vs Scriptural Libertarian Free Will (LFW)

    Only if sinners have libertarian freewill (LFW). Any Christian theology (e.g. Calvinism) that rejects LFW leads to these conclusions: 1. We are all puppets in God's puppet show. 2. God is the first cause of all evil & sin. 3. God alone is responsible for all sin. 4. If God sends anyone to an...
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    Limited atonement destroyed

    This verse destroys limited atonement: But there were also false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you also, who will stealthily introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master having bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. (2 Pet.2:1)...
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    Does persevering in the faith by libertarian free will...

    Does persevering in the faith by libertarian free will, enduring unto the end, cooperating with God, & obeying Christ - as opposed to thrusting away one's faith & becoming lost - imply earning salvation by works? Yes or no? Col.1:22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body...
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    Did Jesus die only for the sheep (cf. John 10)?

    1. Did Jesus die "only" for the sheep (cf. John 10)? 2. Did Jesus die to save none but the sheep (cf. John 10)? 3. Who are the sheep? 4. Will all become sheep? Jesus tasted death for everyone (Heb.2:9, etc). Did Jesus die “only” for “our (the sheep’s) sins”, or also for the whole world...
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    God loves those who are blaspheming the Holy Spirit

    Did Christ die & shed His blood for all sins, including the sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit? Does Love Omnipotent love those people who've committed any sin? TDNT is "one of the most widely-used and well-respected theological dictionaries ever created". It says re the remedy for blasphemy...
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    Endless infinite tortures are deserved for any single sin?

    If a single sin deserved endless torments, then does one who reaches the age of accountability (at 5,10, or 15 years of age, etc), commits one sin & dies, deserve to spend unending ages in torments? If so, then that’s like Augustine’s doctrine that unbaptized babies will suffer in hell forever...
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    Did 11 of the 12 apostles agree 100% in doctrine?

    Question #1: Did 11 of the 12 apostles agree 100% in doctrine after Pentecost? Could they have been in disagreement regarding various teachings? By the 11 i refer to the 12 minus Judas who betrayed Christ. Question #2: After Pentecost could any of the 11 apostles have ever denied the faith, or...
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    Calvinist "proves" Love Omnipotent doesn't love everyone

    Calvinist "proves" Love Omnipotent doesn't love everyone:
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    "There is no second chance"

    Even in this life people get 2nd chances. Not only that, but 10th, 100th, 1,000th, etc. Even - apostates - (1 Tim.1:19-20) were being given - yet another - chance: 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and thereby shipwrecked their faith. 20 Among them are...
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    Are babies going to populate "hell"?

    Augustine believed re the pains of endless hell that those "of children dying unbaptized will be 'most mild of all'; but for all the chastisement will be eternal" (p.485). (J.N.D. Kelly, "Early Christian Doctrines") Or will such children all be forced by Calvinistic irresistible grace into...
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    Modalist claims Catholic Church destroyed Gospel

    I was researching 2 Clement & happened upon the following article arguing that early writings such as 1 & 2 Clement, Shepherd of Hermas & the Gospel to the Egyptians support Modalism (also called Sabellianism) & that is why the Catholic Church later destroyed copies of the latter & many copies...
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    "I care what the Bible...what God says"

    Which "Bible" would that be? EO, RC, or one of the other "Canons"? Or the KJ Only inspired, inerrant, & infallible cult? Would that Bible be an English language -opinion - (e.g. KJV) of what the Hebrew & Greek say, that you are relying on? IOW man's - opinion - you are relying on. Or do you...
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    What led me away from Calvinism

    "What led me away from Calvinism"
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    Could most modern English translations be in error?

    Considering, then, that the Greek word aionios has a range of meanings, biased men should not have rendered the word in Mt.25:46 by their theological opinions as "everlasting". Thus they did not translate the word, but interpreted it. OTOH the versions with age-lasting, eonian & the like gave...