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Clarion: Journal of Spirituality and Justice

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. Engaging faith and pacifism. Talking about Anabaptism. The Radical Reformation: Resources. GAMEO. House Church Theology: Doctrine of Election. The New Testament has fourteen references to "election" or "God's elect.

House Church Theology: Doctrine of Election

" 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. " About seventy years after the last edition of Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion had been published, this understanding of election started to unravel. The debate no doubt penetrated all levels of society.

Arminianism Conclusion. Preface to 'Jesus' - a Blending of the Gospels. Jesus Christ is undoubtedly the single most influential figure in the history of Western civilization.

Preface to 'Jesus' - a Blending of the Gospels

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.

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Christian History for Everyman

Everyman … is you! Have you heard of the days when the storyteller was the most beloved man in the village. Children huddled around the fire in the evening, shivering not just from the cold, but from excitement. "Grandfather, tell us about the time … ! " That is Christian history. Feedback I first want to express is my profound respect for your commitment to finding the truth and your honesty. More feedback ... It was an abominable turn of events that took the world's most exciting stories and tastiest tidbits of information—for those are what Christian history is—and locked them up in the dry and dusty halls of academia. Christian History for Everyman has taken them back for you! Some of Our Most Interesting Pages. The Veritas Forum.

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» Introducing Anamnēsis

[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, 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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Gieraths: Life in Abundance - 1. Commandments of Christ. The Commandments of Christ The following is a list of commands which form the basis of our life in Christ.

Commandments of Christ

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.

Biblical Anarchism

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!) Though the teachings of the Bible can be followed and applied under any system of government, the Scriptures do give us some fairly strong clues of what forms of government are ideal. Besides passages having to do with the sacramental life of the new nation, the civil law portion is very compatible with libertarian notions of law.

Most of these prohibitions and their prescribed punishments deal with violations of person and property, just as libertarians emphasize the law should. But most telling is what the Mosaic Law leaves out. But it gets even more clear! Reading what G-d actually says through Samuel is a sobering reminder of how deeply heretical our modern faith in the State is: "Doesn't G-d ordain our government leaders? 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)

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