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All articles & reviews tagged with predestination

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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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August 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

As many as

John said, 'He was in the world and the world knew him not. He came unto his own and they received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he the privilege to become sons of God.' As many as. Who are they? No names; no national distinction; no merit, morality,…

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June 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Jesus paid it all

King Herod enjoyed playing to an audience, though the part he played was brutal and murderous. He executed James, brother of the apostle John. This pleased the Jews, so Herod went after Peter too. But God had said, 'Touch not mine anointed' (Psalm 105:15). The Lord Jesus warned that whoever offended one of these…

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June 1995
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

All sorts, diversity and variety

'For who maketh thee to differ one from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it?' (1 Corinthians 4:7). The apostle Paul wrote these words because of divisions in the Corinthian church. It was a…

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February 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Do you believe in predestination?

A number of years ago when the Calvinist / Arminian controversy was being actively discussed in Scotland, one man stood up in a prayer meeting end preyed, 'I thank you, Lord, that there is no such word as predestination in the Bible'. It perhaps reflected, sadly, that in coming to conclusions upon matters of…

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February 1995
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A book that changed me: The Reformed doctrine of predestination

The book that changed me was Lorraine Boettner's The Reformed doctrine of predestination. I had attended a holiness Bible college, and it had failed to open my mind to the full heart of the gospel. I had begun to preach in North Wales, but theologically lacked any depth. I was happy to regard myself…

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