Adriel wrote: 1) God does not manifest truth to all sinners.
2) "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins" - Eph 2:1
3) What does "dead in sin" mean?
4) "Notice that in all three of the above Biblical references to the phrase "dead in sin" that the solution to spiritual death is God's quickening (or regeneration).
So much wrong in such a little space, I couldnât address it all in this response!
1) âThat was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.â ââJohnâŹ â1:9âŹ
âBut I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.â ââRomansâŹ â10:18âŹ
God does manifest the truth to all sinners. Thatâs not even part of TULIP, thatâs a freebie!
2) Being dead in sin doesnât mean they could not believe the gospel because they believed it while being dead in sin. I wonât mention that the term âtotal depravityâ is not found in any of those verses, nor is the concept taught.
3) These people were dead in sin. Not physically dead, but separated from God and with the capacity to believe or not. If they had no capacity to obey, they would not be able to sin either.
Wayfarer, not much at all in 1950, so your brave sweet mother with God helping, you survived. Wonderful testimony of a different type woman and a baby that grew up to be a Christian man doing Godâs work.
Johnfor; Writes; "Am I supposed to say no itâs not?"
You have already stated that by your negative posts. Apparently you cannot perceive the truths of TULIP. No surprise there. God does not manifest truth to all sinners.
TOTAL Depravity. "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins" - Eph 2:1
"Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)" - Eph 2:5
"And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses" - Colossians 2:13
What does "dead in sin" mean?
"Notice that in all three of the above Biblical references to the phrase "dead in sin" that the solution to spiritual death is God's quickening (or regeneration). This means the concept refers to man's natural state in original sin, apart from the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. To be unspiritual, dead in sin or "of the flesh", then, refers to man's natural fallen condition of bondage to corruption prior to the intervention of the Holy Spirit. In 1 Corinthinans 2, it teaches us that persons in this state cannot understand spiritual truths when spoken to them, until the Spirit renews them and gives them understanding."
Great Sermon! Please listen to this sermon. Iâm sure there isnât anyone out there that does not battle with themselves as their enemy! Thank you JD for the freedom in this sermon. I may do everything wrong, but God is doing everything right!
Oh wow, those that know and love the Grahams including Ruth Graham who was a blessing and inspiration to me in my growing years as a young Christian wife and mother, are infatuated with big name preachers??đ Guilty as charged because I also love to read and learn from; Jonathan Edwards, CH Spurgeon, AW Tozer, DL Moody,RA Torrey, Corrie Ten Boone, and many others through the years. My pastor is pretty well known and Sunday School Class prayed for him today because he is one of the group that are in the new movement against the changes (for the worst) in the SBC since this new president has taken over. We run 2,000 and every week or so a Baptism. I went to the altar at age 12 and no one asked me to repeat a prayer. I just wanted to belong to Christ and it has been a wonderful life with lots of blessings and some pain and suffering.
CES wrote: Thank you sojourner, for the many eye opening posts on the compromised and heretical BGEA organization. Those who love the Lord Jesus Christ will always call out the wolves to protect the baby lambs and His sheep. Those who are infatuated with big name ministers will always cry foul and start to attack those who stand fast in the Truth. I am finished with this particular thread,so until we meet again take good care my fellow sojourner. 2Thess.3:1-3.
Thank you for the faithful witness you have born here for the truth. "For their rock is not as our Rock . . ." Deut. 32:31
Quoting Pastor Shaun Willcock: âHowever lonely the voice may be, if it is not raised in protest it sins against its Lord. Are we only to raise our voices when there are many other voices to join with us? What if the prophets of old had taken that stance? Or are we only to raise our voices when success is guaranteed? Ezekiel stands as a rebuke to all who think so (Ezek.3:10,11). There may be only a few voices raised in this wilderness; but take them away, and there would be none at all.
And . . as you said . .
"Calling out public ministers and their unbiblical proclaimations and methods of presenting the Gospel is the issue and is Biblical."
You mean like the Presbyterian Church USA?! Iâm not saying there arenât liberal churches of all sorts, but Reformed churches also have that problem. Either way, it doesnât prove or disprove your beliefs.
Thanks for the link, but I have been a member of a church that taught total depravity and was even the sound guy recording the sermon.
Your response to me is juvenile. âYes it is!â Am I supposed to say no itâs not? Declaring something to be true doesnât make it so. For one, none of the terms are in scripture. There is no arguing that. You then need to convince people if any of the theological ideas are and they obviously are not.
This is one way to perceive the Arminian errors. Arminianism is where Liberalism got onto the bus.
The Total Depravity of Man https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=25141252153
By Aaron Wright.
Total Depravity: "Although fallen persons are capable of externally good acts (acts that are good for society), they cannot do anything really good, i.e., pleasing to God (Rom. 8:8). God, however, looks on the heart. And from his ultimate standpoint, fallen man has no goodness, in thought, word, or deed. He is therefore incapable of contributing anything to his salvation." (John Frame)
Adriel wrote: "âAs we face the unprecedented threat of a climate emergency, now is the time to strengthen our planetâs biodiversity, not destroy it,â" WHAT climate emergency??? Al Gore's followers live in California with the Left Liberalist ideology. Global Warming is Global Baloney. ---
Yes it is, and one of its proponents, Barack Obama, bought a mansion on Martha's Vineyard. I guess he isn't as concerned about sea levels rising as he has said.
Iâll let an Arminian speak for themselves. Contrary to what Calvinist are taught, there arenât just two options. There is also the Biblical view! It teaches that God loves the whole word and made a way for them to be saved if they obey by faith, which they are able to do through the preaching of the gospel.
Why did sin spread to all men? Because they all sinned. Being separated from God because they are sinners, God made a way of escape for them in Jesus Christ, who is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world. So while they are dead, should they believe, God will make them alive. TULIP isnât in the Bible!
"âAs we face the unprecedented threat of a climate emergency, now is the time to strengthen our planetâs biodiversity, not destroy it,â"
WHAT climate emergency???
Al Gore's followers live in California with the Left Liberalist ideology.
Global Warming is Global Baloney.
Quote:- "Many alarmists think climate change, or global warming, is man-made and potentially catastrophic. In a biblical worldview, climates do change, but the Flood and the Ice Age impact how climate data (like ice cores) should be understood. Without this starting point, climate scientists will reach wrong conclusions."
"The IPCC is claiming that greenhouse gases generated by man (anthropogenic) caused the warming from AD 1950 to 2000. If so, what was the cause of the warming leading up to AD 200, or from AD 500 to 1000, or from AD 1700 to 1750, or for that matter from AD 1880 to 1950? It is highly unlikely that humans caused these other warming cycles by burning fossil fuels. It is apparent there is no correlation of human activity with global temperature over the last 2000 years." (answersingenesis.org)
Dr. Tim wrote: âHe...always extended the invitation that if anyone was moved to seek an interest in Christ by his preaching on a Sunday, they could meet with him at his vestry on Monday morning. Without fail, there was always someone at his door the next day.â Who was âheâ? Why, he was that old Calvinist, Charles Spurgeon. This is essentially the same thing that I do, but I invite them to come and meet with someone right then. And we donât use âsalesmanshipâ to try to persuade them to say the so-called sinnerâs prayer. There is no sinnerâs prayer, or any other type of prayer, that can save a sinner. JESUS saves sinners who trust Him to save them, with or without a prayer being said. âBy grace are ye saved through faith,â not through saying a one-two-three, repeat-after-me formulaic prayer.