Have listened in on Christmas morning and today to both sermons, and have been pleased to hear what I heard, and also instructed in the doctrines of grace which is so necessary to hear in this day and age.
Great Sermon! This is the best sermon I have ever heard on this subject. This pastor does a wonderful job of explaining seemingly contradictory passages of scripture. For example, wine is a mocker -- yet Paul instructs his beloved Timothy to drink a little (for his nerves/nervous stomach).
Thank you for taking the legalism out of this subject and presenting it with such clarity.
awesome debate! Even though the stacks were against Rev. Stewart he did a marvelous job defending the tenents of Calvinism. The two Armenian proponents ran into some serious problems defending their position. The original arguments from the 16th century debate were re vomited in this debate. Obiviously the two fools arguing for the armenian position forgot that that position was deemed heretical and the remonstrance kicked off the church. Overall it was a good spankin to the Armenian position!!!
Interesting points made! I thought the point you made about how Jonah knew the power of the preaching and therefore didn't want to preach to Nineveh, and how you compared this with Elijah was really interesting! I never had thought of that before!
Great Sermon! I think this was not a debate. The moderator was not moderating but interjecting his own beliefs and misunderstanding. He clearly was opposed to the doctrines of grace point of view and did all he could, even in reading the emails, to oppose Rev. Stewart. The moderator could have quickly edited the nonsense of the emails, but he chose to read all of it so as to make it [in his mind] evident that Rev. Stewart's point of view is unpopular.
Thank God for men like Rev. Stewart who give answers based on what the Word of God says. Though I appreciated Rev. Ramsey's contribution, he didn't offer a convincing argument for his Arminianism. When he quoted verses, he clearly ignored the context of the same.
The calling public was oblivious. How it demonstrated the great biblical illiteracy that is prevalent in our times! This is in part due to the fact that men seek the approval of men and consequently don't preach the whole counsel of the Word of God.
The Gospel is offensive and it is supposed to show us that we are depraved sinners in need of salvation. Nowhere is it taught in the Bible that man's will overrules the will of the Sovereign of the universe. Good job Rev. Stewart!
Great Sermon! This is not a fair debate, for it was 2 Arminians on 1 Calvinist; however, Rev Agnus did a great job and presented Scripture that the Arminians could not dispute.
The Arminians continually used "experience" and "feeling" instead of addressing Scriptures.
Calvinists believe that a person has to believe to be saved and that there is no one in hell that wanted to believe but couldn't because they were not the elect. Likewise, there are no people in heaven that didn't WANT to be their.
All people who go to hell are their because they want to be there. They are there because they did not believe. People are responsible for their actions and any objections was handled by Paul in Romans 9.
God does desire all to be saved but not all are saved, so both camps have to answer to that. God has a higher desire than man's free will and that's His Glory. No one deserves heaven. We get heaven because God loved us and set His affections on us, nothing that we did, nothing good inside of us, but by his mercy.
Great study. Very good and rich study of Patrick's life and theology, bases upon His 2 writings remaining from him, with many quotations as argument of his position. Excellent the answers given to Catholics who made a false image of Patrick. I praise God for giving His church a man so dedicated to Christ. God blessed his life with many fruits.