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Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists...
DouglasHamp.com ^ | July 1, 2011 | Douglas Hamp

Posted on 08/27/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta

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Full title: Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists: The Biblical Concept of Election Never Means Predestined to Salvation and Commonly is a Reference to Israel"
1 posted on 08/27/2011 2:14:12 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
Great news! When Jesus said He died for the entire world and that salvation is available to everyone, He was telling the truth!

It turns out that God does not have a list of special people who are to be saved with everyone else going to hell, but the Scripture is true when it says that it's not God's will that any should perish.

We can all breathe a little easier now!

2 posted on 08/27/2011 2:16:27 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists...

Cuz Catholics (Kennedy, Napolitano, Sebelius, Biden, et al) can do more to hasten the Second Coming?

3 posted on 08/27/2011 2:19:03 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

You are truly blessed to know the mind of God.


4 posted on 08/27/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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I just know what God has told us.

The difference between me and some others is I believe God tells the truth and that I am not qualified to deny His word.

I think that will count for something when I have to face Him.

5 posted on 08/27/2011 2:23:50 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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"Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists..."

Because God abhors religion.

6 posted on 08/27/2011 2:27:50 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is bad luck for the US.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
No man is of knowledge to out wit God. Man in his arrogance thinks he can, but he will find out at the Great White Throne of Judgment just how WRONG he was. The Gospel as preached by St. Paul is simple. 1 Cor 15: 1-4 completely and utterly covers it. Simple as those four verses is all that is need.
7 posted on 08/27/2011 2:30:05 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Great news! That means I do not have to be obedient to God, I can ignore God, I can even spit in his general direction, and I will be saved, becuase he will not judge anyone. Hurrah!!!

For those of you who are not aware... that was sarcasm.


8 posted on 08/27/2011 2:59:42 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

So... when it says that God will judge the people, will separate the wheat from the chaff, will separate the sheep from the goats, when he says he will cast those who have rejected him into the lake of fire... when God says all those things, he was just kidding, because he loves us all, and will not let us perish, right?


9 posted on 08/27/2011 3:02:18 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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I’m glad to see it was sarcasm because I was just going to ask that you provide the supporting Scriptures!


10 posted on 08/27/2011 3:02:23 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: irishtenor
He loves us all and died for us all and for those who make the choice to reject His offer of salvation, they will, after the Tribulation is finished, be separated from those who did choose to accept Christ's offer of salvation, and they will be cast into hell.

It's all in the Bible. Just read it.

11 posted on 08/27/2011 3:04:51 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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Do you think God knows who will make that choice?
Do you think that God knew from the beginning who he would save, and conversely knew who he would not save?
Do you think that we will just show up in heaven some day and God will say, “how in the heck did you get in?”


12 posted on 08/27/2011 3:07:32 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Oh, I’ve read the Bible.
I’m one of those... brace yourself... Calvinists. I am evil. I am here to confuse and distort everything you believe.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 3:09:14 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

Did you read the article or are you just going by the title?


14 posted on 08/27/2011 3:10:52 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: irishtenor

Read the article. Then you can post all the Scriptures from the article that you’re prepared to deny.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 3:12:25 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

God’s thoughts and actions are so far advanced above our ways. I did not get very far in the less than elementary attempt at explaining the thoughts of the one that made geniuses.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 3:20:25 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

I read the article. I could point out many assumptions made in the article, not in the scripture, which is true and accurate, but some of the assumptions are grossly wrong.

You see, Calvinists aren’t saying that some will burn in Hell and some will go to Heaven, the Bible says it.
Does God have a “list”? Probably not, but He does know who will accept him and who will not, therefore, God DOES know who will perish and who Jesus died for.
Will there be “universal” salvation? No, otherwise Jesus would have said something along the lines of “Don’t worry, I’ve got everything covered.” Instead, Jesus said that he knew every person he died for.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 3:22:28 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: mountainlion
Yeah I know but He did give us His thoughts and commandments and plans for man and therefore we have no excuse to claim ignorance of Him.

He's given us a book with everything we need to know about Him. We have no excuse.

18 posted on 08/27/2011 3:23:14 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking...." (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Who says I am going to deny scripture?
I deny your assumptions about what scripture says.


19 posted on 08/27/2011 3:24:04 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

We worship God, not Allah.

God reveals himself throughout scripture and especially through His incarnation.

Our God is not inscrutable. Calvinism is heresy.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 3:26:30 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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