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All articles & reviews tagged with predestination

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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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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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September 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

The comfort of predestination

Without a due sense of predestination Christians will lose the greatest encouragement they possess to patience and dependence on God. When Christians encounter spiritual and temporal problems the Bible's teaching on predestination is a comfort in distress. In particular, the following ought to be considered. 1. There most certainly exists an almighty, all-wise and…

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September 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Arminians need the gospel, too

'But I don't believe Jesus did die for everyone,' I said. The words hung for a moment as if there was some reluctance to hear them. 'Are you a Calvinist?' my friend enquired cagily. 'Well,' I said, 'I believe a lot of things John Calvin be1ieved.' 'What about John 3:16, then?' He went on…

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