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How much choice does any individual human actually have? We speak of "free will"—but how much of a choice to accept God's grace does anyone have, given the brainwashing and propaganda to which they are subjected? How much of a choice to accept God's grace does a young boy in a radicalized Muslim school have? How much of a choice to accept God's grace does someone have who is ensnared by some ultra fundamentalist church, where performance-based religion rules? Being in Christ is a divine invitation to an eternal relationship, open to everyone. But how much of a choice do we really have? 1) I believe God provides an open invitation to all mankind—and that in some way, somehow, God will, in his perfect wisdom and love, eventually draw people to himself. 2) God's grace draws us to Christ (see John 6:44 and 6:65). When God "draws" us he graciously overcomes the spiritual inertia that holds us captive.
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" Obviously, those passages refer to those who have found salvation in Christ. But thinkers like John Calvin were not at all content with such a simple explanation. Committed to the strong church-state system that had been in place for over 1000 years, and knowing that some (if not most) of their fellow countrymen were unregenerate, they faced a theological dilemma: The entire Constantinian concept of church-state identity would have to be discarded, or They would have to invent a new doctrine to patch over the problem. Not surprisingly, they chose the second. Calvinism Passages like Rom. 8:30 caused Calvin to define the invisible church by focusing on "predestination. " Preface to 'Jesus' - a Blending of the Gospels. Jesus Christ is undoubtedly the single most influential figure in the history of Western civilization.
His influence touches the daily life of every individual. Yet, most know little about him. More often than not, what they do know has been altered by myth and colored by misconception. The story of his birth is familiar through numberless recounting at Christmas time, as are the details of his death through annual Easter celebrations, but his life and his teachings are little known and less understood. The Jesus portrayed in the four accounts in the gospels is unlike the commonly held conceptions of him, and anyone expecting to read in these pages of the "gentle Jesus, meek and mild" will be caught by surprise. The Pilgrim Path. Engaging the world <br>with Orthodox Christianity since 1938. A Proposed Reconstruction of 'Q' Philorthodox. The Pilgrim Path. Christ "emptied Himself" (Philippians 2:7) Jesus Radicals — Christianity and anarchism. Ravings of an amateur pastor, hack theologian, and wannabe mystic.
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[Gr. ἀνάμνησις remembering < ἀνά up, again + μιμνήσκειν to call to mind, attend] a recollective ascent or ascensional recollection Welcome to Anamnēsis, the weblog of Dr James S. Cutsinger, a professor of theology and religious thought at the University of South Carolina. Further information concerning him and his work can be found on his website, www.cutsinger.net. As a teacher and author, Professor Cutsinger regularly finds himself on the receiving end of questions and challenges—outwardly diverse, to be sure, but inwardly connected in one way or another to God and the spiritual life. The issues he is called upon to address are sometimes theoretical and sometimes practical. It has seemed to Professor Cutsinger for some time that his responses to a select few of these queries, those having a more general import and thus of potential interest to a wider audience, might be usefully shared in a public forum.
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Most were spoken directly by Christ; many were added for clarity by the writers of the epistles. Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you (Matt. 5:44). Resist not evil: if a man smite thee on one cheek, turn to him the other also (Matt. 5:30-40). Avenge not yourselves: rather give place unto wrath: and suffer yourselves to be defrauded (Rom. 12:18, 19). This page is maintained by Scott Stewart of the San Francisco Ecclesia in San Rafael, California, USA. DEATH TO THE WORLD. David Clines - Noah’s Flood I: The Theology of the Flood Narrative. Biblical Anarchism. By Stephen W.
Carson "The desire to rule is the mother of heresies. " ~ St. John Chrysostom "My kingdom is not of this world. " ~ Y'shua How can someone who holds the Bible to be true and sacred be an anarchist? By clarifying what precisely we mean (and don't mean!) FREE-online. NO Cross, No Crown by William Penn. THE ROMANS Ancient, Medieval and Modern. First Things. Strange Notions. And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent. (John 17:3) Uncommon Descent - Serving the Intelligent Design Community.
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