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Age
54
About sparkman
Name:
Robert
Gender:
male
Marital Status:
not married
Spiritual Status:
Christian
When saved:
1985
Country Flag/Nationality:
USA
Country (Location):
United States
State/Province/Region:
Indiana [USA]
Favorite Bible Verse:
I Peter 5:7
About:
Regarding salvation, if you'd like to discuss it, I'd be glad to talk to you and help you with study materials and church recommendations.

I would recommend these books in particular:

What is the Gospel?, Greg Gilbert
The Explicit Gospel, Matt Chandler
Core Christianity, Michael Horton
The God Who Is There, DA Carson
Know What You Believe, Paul Little
Know Why You Believe, Paul Little
Christian Beliefs, Wayne Grudem

All of these books are written by sound-thinking, no-nonsense evangelical authors.

My email is [email protected] if you want to ask questions or discuss Christianity. My facebook page is

https://www.facebook.com/sparkmanrl

I attend an Evangelical Free Church of America congregation.

If you are in the USA and seeking a church, I would recommend Evangelical Free Church of America (www.efca.org) or Christian and Missionary Alliance (www.cmalliance.org) churches. There's also an association called 9marks that has high standards (http://www.9marks.com). All three have church finders on their site that would help you to find a sound, local fellowshp nearby.

In other countries, I suggest looking for a church that is associated with evangelical doctrine. There are other evangelical church associations in other countries. If you need help finding an association, I can likely find one for you.

Evangelicals affirm the standard doctrines of evangelical Christianity which include:

1) the full deity of Jesus Christ
2) monotheism (there is only one God)
3) the doctrine of the Trinity or Triune nature of God
4) justification by faith alone
5) authority and inspiration of Scripture
6) substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ on the cross
7) original sin
8) virgin birth
9) bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ
10) eternal reward of the righteous and eternal
punishment of the wicked at Christ's return

I suggest that you avoid any organization or individual that teaches against any of these points. Cultic or sub-Christian groups deny one or more of the above points.

Realize that "evangelical" isn't just one denomination or association; multiple local fellowships are evangelical, including Baptists. All "evangelical" means is a group or individual who holds to the basic tenets of Christianity as outlined above, especially justification by faith alone and sola Scriptura (the Bible is the infallible authority). "Evangel" simply means "gospel".

My favorite Bible teachers include RC Sproul, David Platt, Michael Horton, John MacArthur, DA Carson, Alistair Begg, Voddie Baucham, Tim Keller, James White, Wayne Grudem and Matt Chandler. All of these individuals have either YouTube videos, SermonAudio sermons, or books that you can benefit from.

My favorite Christian music groups include Vertical Church Band, Rend Collective, Jason Waller, Citizens & Saints, Norton Hall Band and Dustin Kensrue. These groups generally have upbeat music and Scriptural lyrics.

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Am I a Calvinist? I prefer the terms Reformed or monergist. The answer to the question...I worship an omnipotent, omniscient God named Yahweh who is able to accomplish His salvific will toward anyone, not powerless gods who cannot. Yahweh changes the heart of the rebel sinner to free him from his fallen, sinful nature so he can repent, place his faith in Jesus and be saved. Does that answer your question? Sorry if I hurt your synergistic god's feelings. I commend Yahweh to you.

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