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All articles & reviews tagged with predestination

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December 2000
Articles > Evangelistic

The new birth

During the early ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, a Pharisee, whose name was Nicodemus, came to the Lord and engaged him in conversation. After Nicodemus had acknowledged that Christ was a true teacher and that he had come from God, the Lord began to speak about the necessity of the new birth. Jesus…

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September 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The five points of Calvinism

Some people will say that Calvinistic doctrine inhibits evangelism. They will say, 'If everything is predestined and if the saved are fixed according to a decree of God, without reference to man's will, what is the point of evangelism?' In reply, the point has to be made that not only is the end predestined,…

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July 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The five points of Calvinism

Following the earlier articles in this series, a question, of course, arises: 'Man is totally depraved. God has elected some to life and salvation. Christ has died for them. How is it that in time some (the elect) come to be saved, as distinct from others who do not?' Men and women are changed…

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May 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

The five points of Calvinism (3) – Unconditional Election

Perhaps the most distinctive feature of Calvinism is predestination; that is, God’s sovereign choice from all eternity of some among fallen humanity to be saved and receive eternal life. This further involves the passing-by of others, who are left in their sin and ultimately condemned as reprobate. This doctrine affirms that if any are…

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January 1999
Articles > Biblical/theological

Hard questions: predestination and the gospel

From time to time the Editors receive letters which pose difficult questions. The correspondents often disagree sincerely with the position taken by Evangelical Times on important issues of doctrine or concern. In this occasional series, we intend to air these matters and seek to provide some biblical answers to 'hard questions'. The problem of…

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December 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

It pleased God

'But when it pleased God to reveal his Son in me...' (Galatians 1:15) - this was in God's appointed time, and according to God's predestinating will. When Paul starts off this brief account of his conversion by saying, 'But when it pleased God', etc. then he is throwing us back to the previous few…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Mind your own business

Our Lord revealed to Peter the way he would glorify God in death; and Peter looked at John and asked, ‘Lord, what will John do? In what way will John suffer?’ It is really difficult to determine the reason Peter asked this of Christ. Was he genuinely concerned for his friend John? Was he…

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