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    Does dispensationalism lead to antinomianism?

    Most Christians probably don't realize the differences between covenant theology and dispensationalism. Additionally, they probably don't realize that if they are a non-Reformed evangelical, their pastors are educated in dispensationalism, and his teachings are based upon it...
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    How important is context when reading the Bible?

    How important is context when reading the Bible? Ask some preachers like Steven Furtick, who seems to make every verse about him personally, and you might get the answer "not very". Ask Joyce Meyer, who claims that believers can bring things into existence from nothing, and you might get the...
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    Should Christians entertain non-binary persons in their sexual delusions?

    Some individuals in society are rebelling against God's definition of sexuality, which is strictly male/female. These individuals are not only deluded themselves, but seek to spread their delusion to others. My question is, how do believers deal with them? Do they entertain their delusions...
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    Should wine be used for the Lord's Supper?

    Should wine be used for the LORD's Supper? I think so. It's plain from Scripture that wine was used for communion, yet it is common practice in the USA for most Protestants to use a substitute such as grape juice. I think this is a remnant of the Holiness movement. Other excuses are used...
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    Music with strong Scriptural lyrics

    I'd like to start a thread focused upon songs with strong Scriptural lyrics.
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    Is irresistible grace (effectual calling) a biblical doctrine?

    IRRESISTIBLE GRACE The doctrines of grace, which some call the Five Points of Calvinism (TULIP), are the topic of three other threads I’ve started. I am presenting the Reformed position, as well as my understanding of the free-willer position, for comparison. I am also inviting free-willers...
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    Is boxing or martial arts an acceptable sport for conscientious Christians?

    Are the sports of boxing or martial arts acceptable for conscientious Christians? I know a young Christian who has begun to become involved with boxing. Personally, I don't think it is wise. Too many blows to the head can result in brain damage. However, some of my friends think it is fine...
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    Does man have a libertarian free will?

    The question is this: Does man have a libertarian free will? Free will theism, which influences the thoughts of many including Arminians, says "yes". Reformed theology says "no". I am Reformed and my conviction is this: man has creaturely free will, but not libertarian free will. This...
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    Should unrepentant cohabitation (shacking up) result in church discipline and disfellowshipment?

    Easy question... Should unrepentant cohabitation (shacking up), defined as enjoying the sexual benefits of marriage outside of marriage, be a cause for church discipline and disfellowshipment? And, if someone is involved in it, and is allowed to stay within the fellowship, does that disqualify...
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    Did Jesus address vipers the same as sheep? Is it permissible for believers to do likewise?

    Two questions: Did Jesus address vipers in the same manner that he addressed sheep? What do I mean by "viper"? I mean someone whose fundamental nature is to find something negative, in conversations, so that he can accuse the person. He is not looking to learn or understand. What do I...
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    Pelagius' teachings are the Kool-Aid Supporting Free-Willer Theology

    The teachings of the heretic Pelagius are listed below. Some of the points influence free-willer theology. I have used boldness to define the points that are definitely in error. Can you identify others? 1. God’s highest attributes are his righteousness and justice. 2. Everything God creates...
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    Is the doctrine of limited atonement biblical?

    The doctrines of grace, which some call the Five Points of Calvinism (TULIP), are the topic of some threads I’ve started. I am not typically the kind of person who likes to debate this topic with people on forums, but a small number of individuals have harassed me on this topic as it has been...
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    Did John Calvin have Michael Servetus Executed?

    One of the first things that a Reformed person will face is the false narrative of anti-Calvinists regarding Michael Servetus. The story is told in various ways. However, the common story is that John Calvin murdered Michael Servetus. Some claim that he used green wood to burn Servetus at...
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    Prayer of the Arminian, Charles Spurgeon

    Excerpt from Spurgeon's Sermon: Free Will- A Slave The Prayer of the Arminian ...Any one who believes that man's will is entirely free, and that he can be saved by it, does not believe the fall... But I tell you what will be the best proof of that; it is the great fact that you never did meet a...
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    Is unconditional election biblical?

    Unconditional election is the second doctrine of grace that I would like to cover. I would like to say that the interaction on this forum concerning Reformed theology has, in fact, entrenched me even deeper, and incited me to do a quick review on the topic. In fact, I think the doctrines are...
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    Is total depravity (radical corruption) a biblical teaching?

    A number of individuals have responded in a very derogatory manner toward Reformed theology. I realize their attitude is a very common one within evangelical Christianity. Among other things, Reformed theology focuses on the doctrines of grace. The doctrines of grace have been commonly...
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    Is Repentance part of the Gospel?

    Some church organizations claim that repentance is not part of the gospel, and should not be mentioned. I believe that their intention is to get as many people saved as they can, but in the process, are they filling the pews with goats who have not been born-again? Or, rather, are their pews...
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    Is Smoking Tobacco a Sin?

    Hi All, Do you consider smoking cigarettes to be a sin? Yes/No? If you believe smoking is a sin, why? If you believe smoking is not a sin, why? Does the Bible cover smoking tobacco in principle? If so, where? If you are an ex-smoker, how did you manage to quit? I am an ex-smoker. I...
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    Is Addiction the Sin of Idolatry, or is it a disease?

    The question is simple. Is addiction the sin of idolatry, or is it a disease? I worked in a parachurch ministry dealing with addicts, particularly substance abuse. I have never had a recognized substance abuse problem, although in principle, I believe that I have been addicted to one...
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    Real believers have a new identity in Christ. Embrace your new identity, and don't be labeled by accusers

    I am attaching a discussion guide to this discussion which gives the Scriptural support for my main points. I won't refer to those Scriptures for the most part, because they are included in the discussion guide. I used this discussion guide in a parachurch ministry I was involved with. This...