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There he goes

My friend Jason is asking some tough questions about some Reformed articles of faith. The Reformed may brush him off, but I do not see how they can pretend his criticisms have no teeth. The very best that they can

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Posted in Apologetics, Calvinism, Doings on other blogs, Solo Scriptura

Peculiar perseverance

Romans 11:22-23 presents an interesting difficulty for the Reformed Protestant doctrine of perseverance, according to which it is impossible for the Elect to lose their salvation. Consider what St. Paul writes in Romans 11 about the People of God as

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99 sheep

Luke 15 offers us a striking illustration of how mistaken the Reformed doctrine of total depravity is. In verses 4-6 the Lord Jesus tells the parable of the lost sheep, which concludes with this observation about how things are in

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Posted in Apologetics, Calvinism, Obedience, Sin

Hear and obey

Here is yet another occasion where the Lord’s discussion of our salvation omits any mention of the Protestant’s sola fide view: If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did

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How to inherit eternal life

Here is an exchange between Jesus and a certain young man. And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal

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Thwarting God’s Will

Presbyterians and other Reformed folk like to use the acronym TULIP as a thumbnail for certain views they hold which are at least somewhat unique among Protestants (at least when held together). The I refers to their belief in Irresistible

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Posted in Apologetics, Calvinism, Free Will, Protestantism

Duty and Justice

Yet another Old Testament passage which presents difficulties for the Protestant view of sola fide (for Reformed Protestants, at any rate) comes up at the end of Ecclesiastes: To sum up the whole matter: fear God and keep his commandments,

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Sola Fide Hide and Seek in Psalm 62

Today we have yet another entry in our increasingly long list of Bible passages that just plain do not fit the Protestant idea of sola fide: Once God has spoken, twice have I heard this: Strength belongs to God, to

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Posted in Apologetics, Calvinism, Merit, Protestantism, Sola Fide

Pruning

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. (John 15:1-2) Whatever

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Posted in Apologetics, Calvinism, Protestantism, Sola Fide, Suffering

Hebrews 6 is bad for sola fide

If Hebrews 6 isn’t on the “This Makes Me Uncomfortable” list for most Protestants…well, it ought to be. And this is triply so for those who hold to the Calvinist “TULIP,” for that flower loses a few petals in this

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