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To: xzins; RnMomof7
There is at least one scriptural assumption in this line to which Arminians vehemently object. Can any of you calvinists guess what it is?

Well, you Arminians object to so much of what is plainly written in scripture that it is hard to narrow it down.

I suppose you would claim that God did intend to save everyone (if they, corrupt and fallen creatures, gave Him, their Creator, permission to do so) and that is why Christ died for the whole world.

That may not be exactly it but it always comes down to the ultimate Arminian sacred purpose for man in Creation: free will.

You pro-choicers are always on about it. Me, me, me, me, me. It's so predictable.

My personal preferred writing of this line would read: "Why would Christ die for the whole world if the Father did not intend to save everyone?".

You Arminians not only neglect the sovereignty of God generally but even more so the sovereignty of the Father in salvation.
13 posted on 07/19/2002 1:20:04 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: George W. Bush; drstevej; fortheDeclaration; winstonchurchill
I suppose you would claim that God did intend to save everyone (if they, corrupt and fallen creatures, gave Him, their Creator, permission to do so) and that is why Christ died for the whole world.

Close, but not quite. God's intent was that salvation be made possible for everyone.

Once you accept that God made it possible for everyone, then you make a radical statement about the nature of God that he would make it possible but would ALSO deny it as a matter of His choice. It seems a birfurcation of his own will.

26 posted on 07/20/2002 1:38:59 AM PDT by xzins
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