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  • Angry Arminian Mob Pulls Down Statue Of John Calvin

    06/20/2020 3:03:53 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    PITTSBURGH, PA—A rowdy gang of angry, riled-up Arminian believers gathered to pull down a statue of Reformer John Calvin standing in front of Calvin Reformed Bible College & Seminary, authorities confirmed Friday. The band of Wesleyan troublemakers brought a rope, lassoed it around the neck of the stone likeness of Calvin, and yanked it down while yelling rallying cries like “Down with limited atonement!” “You’ll never take our free will!” and “For Servetus!” Mob members then stomped on the statue and spray-painted crude Arminian slogans on the downed Reformer, according to police reports. “We encourage all citizens to stay indoors...
  • I owe you an apology... (Vanity(?)) [Zot!]

    03/30/2019 10:39:44 PM PDT · by packrat01 · 156 replies
    03/31/2019 | self
    I must apologize. I do not have the time to make individual apologies to each one of you who I have offended, hence the general post. I have learned a lot in the last several years. Some of the things I've learned: I USED TO vote the lesser of two evils. No longer. God is Sovereign in illumination, as He is in salvation. He doen't give the same light to everyone at the same time. If you're in the dark; blame God, or get wisdom. Lincoln was NOT a good president. One of the most evil, actually. The CSA were...
  • Are Reformed “Evangelical” or “Evangelicals”? (Ecuminic)

    07/26/2008 7:13:28 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 38 replies · 136+ views
    Heidelblog ^ | July 26, 2008 | R. Scott Clark
    Judged on the basis of the Reformed confessions and the classic reformed of theology of the 16th and 17th centuries, there can be no doubt that the Reformed theology, piety, and practice, is evangelical. The great difficulty in this discussion is that, in our time, the word the evangelical no longer denotes what it did in the 16th have the 17th centuries. Since the 18th century, and particularly since the middle of the 19th century, the word of evangelical has come to denote what I call ”the quest for illegitimate religious experience” (QIRC). By that I mean to say that...
  • Reformed Eye for The Arminian Guy

    01/10/2007 1:04:11 PM PST · by Gamecock · 36 replies · 507+ views
    Challies.Com ^ | January 3, 2007 | Tim Challies
    A Letter to The Learning Channel To Whom It May Concern, I write today to offer your television network the rights to what I am convinced will soon be the most popular reality show on television. Reality television has offered the discerning viewer much entertainment and so many opportunities to learn. We have learned how to dress, how to cook, how to build motorcycles and hotrods and even how to build beautiful rooms using plywood, staple guns and glue guns. We've seen what it takes to make it as an executive for the world's leading corporations. We've seen the inner-workings...
  • The Question, "What Is an Arminian?" Answered by a Lover of Free Grace

    11/17/2006 7:33:56 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 75 replies · 574+ views
    The Works of John Wesley ^ | 1872 | John Wesley
    The Question, "What Is an Arminian?" Answered by a Lover of Free Grace by John Wesley 1. To say, "This man is an Arminian," has the same effect on many hearers, as to say, "This is a mad dog." It puts them into a fright at once: They run away from him with all speed and diligence; and will hardly stop, unless it be to throw a stone at the dreadful and mischievous animal. 2. The more unintelligible the word is, the better it answers the purpose. Those on whom it is fixed know not what to do: Not understanding...
  • Fine Young Calvinists

    11/13/2006 9:41:43 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 33 replies · 614+ views
    get underground.com ^ | 10.14.06 | Paul Mathers
    A seminary student tells this story about the first day of a class. The professor was the well known Reformed theologian and Presbyterian pastor R.C. Sproul. Sproul stormed into class on the first day, slammed his Bible on the desk and said, "You are all very very bad and God is very very mad!" I plan on telling that to my children before they go to sleep every night. There's a movement growing in young protestants in America over the past decade or so. It's called Calvinism and there are pastors around who would kill all the babies of this...
  • Growing a Church While Shrinking Others

    04/27/2005 2:09:17 PM PDT · by thePilgrim · 124 replies · 1,431+ views
    World Reformed Fellowship ^ | April 2005 | Johan D.Tangelder
    by Johan D.TangelderApril 2005 One of North America's most prominent religious movements in the last two decades of the 20th century was “effective evangelism.” It seeks “to grow” churches by using tools from the fields of management, marketing, psychology, and communications. Its reliance on business methods was lifted to great heights by the “church growth” school movement. Theology gave way to technique. The concern “Will it work?” began to overshadow the question “Is it true?” CHURCH GROWTH MOVEMENT Many people identify this movement with the late Donald McGavran, a missionary to India, who coined the term “church growth.” In 1959...
  • Grace Presupposes Predestination

    02/20/2004 6:38:53 PM PST · by rwfromkansas · 6 replies · 117+ views
    personal website ^ | n/a | Paul Mizzi
    Since man is dead in trespasses and sins, he is completely dependent upon God's initiative. "There is none that seeks after God; all have turned aside, there is none that does good, not even one." Such is the prognosis of man, man apart from God. But in grace, it pleased God to reach down, to condescend to man, to command life unto him, just as he commanded light by the word of his power, "Let there be light." God makes himself known to man, through the mediatorship and redemption wrought by his Son, applied by the Spirit. Evidently, not everybody...
  • Are Calvinists Lazy?

    01/01/2004 3:21:04 PM PST · by Gamecock · 118 replies · 182+ views
    Razormouth ^ | 27 December 2003 | Dale Meador
    Arminians must be nervous wrecks. I was thinking about this while raking leaves on my front lawn. If I believed, as Arminians do, that sinners can choose to accept or resist the gospel, I’d be a nervous wreck. If I thought for a moment that the grace of God could be resisted and that even Christians - by sinning - can fall from the state of grace, I’d go nutzo. And I’d be a mess, believing that I could be doing lots more to persuade those sinners and redeem those fallen believers. If it’s true, as Arminians argue, that salvation...
  • Prayers for Salvation (Includes editor's comments by Poster)

    11/05/2003 7:10:10 PM PST · by streetpreacher · 10 replies · 112+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | April 2003 | J.I. Packer
    Christianity Today, April 2003http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/004/28.100.htmlPrayers for SalvationGod may have lessons for us in the way he answers our askings.By J.I. Packer | posted 04/23/2003 The Bible tells us that anything we ask according to his will, we shall have (1 John 5:14-15). How is it, then, that not all prayers for the salvation of others are answered?—Amy Lynn Nuttall, Brooklyn, New York All Christians, I suppose, like myself, have prayed for the conversion of loved ones without seeing it happen. So did Paul (Rom. 9:1-3, 10:1), and so did prayer giant George Müller in at least one case (though the...
  • Heresy in the Church

    07/01/2002 6:50:15 AM PDT · by Revelation 911 · 266 replies · 190+ views
    website ^ | unknown | Blaise Pascal
    "The quickest way to prevent heresy is to teach all truths, and the most certain way of refuting it is to expose them all." Blaise Pascal The Puritans were masters of defending the Gospel against the attacks of those who sought an attempt at destroying the Christian faith. They wrote masterful treatises (writings characterized by sound biblical arguments, biblical rationalism and logic) by which many great polemical and apologetic arguments are still helpful today. For all intents and purposes, I do pray for those who may be entrenched in some type of false doctrine, and for those who may...
  • THE ARMINIANIZING OF AMERICAN THEOLOGY: (Triumph of Arminianism 2)

    06/06/2002 5:45:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 119 replies · 499+ views
    Wesley Theological Journal ^ | James E. Hamilton
    During the decades immediately before and after 1800 a massive shift began to take place in American theology. The dominant Calvinistic framework gave way and was succeeded by a prevailing Arminianism. So fundamental were the issues of this intellectual revolution and so profound were their implications that the Protestant Reformation has been called by comparison "a negligible theological performance." 1 Calvinism had hit a low ebb before the days of the American Revolution. The basically deterministic formulations of Jonathan Edwards and his followers were increasingly looked upon as both theologically indefensible and morally repugnant. The attempt to maintain a form...