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a56ea1  No.4995

Haven't seen one of these yet, thought I'd make one. Let us discuss Reformed Christianity, the Reformed leaders (Zwingli, Calvin, Knox, etc.), various Reformed confessions (Helvetic Confessions, Westminster, etc.), and of course our central text the Holy Bible which contains the word of God and which we look to alone for doctrine.

57659f  No.4999

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The problem with reformed theology is that you can take any selection of random verses from the bible and make them seem to support anything

Reformers think God doesn't save everyone because he doesn't want to save everyone, and only wants to save the elect? Well 2 Peter 3:9 directly contradicts that

>The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

so does 1 Timothy 2:4

>[God] desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

not to mention the most important:

John 3:16

God so loved *the world* that he have his only begotten son so that *whomever* believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

There's also this BTFO of the 5 points of calvinism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-vKLszXeEo


2f3a36  No.5000

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>>4999

t. unelected


59483d  No.5006

>>4999

>you can take any selection of random verses from the bible and make them seem to support anything

You certainly proved that premise in this post


034989  No.5007

BEEP BEEP BOOP BEEP


1f2019  No.5008

>>4999

>What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, (Romans 9:22,23)


088571  No.5013

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Feels good to be better than all the reprobates of the world because God arbitrarily chose me, am I right my calvinist bros?

Everyone else should just kill themselves tbh lmao


fbdd2f  No.5022

BEEP BEEP


5d0416  No.5025

>>5013

Based strawman


1f2019  No.5030

>>5013

Pride is a sin, anon. As is stated in article 15 of the Canons of Dort:

>In no way, however, are we to pride ourselves as better than they, as though we had distinguished ourselves from them.

No one deserves to be saved and you shouldn't act like you're superior if you are.


8f82d5  No.5033

BEEP BEEP I AM ELECT BOT BEEP BEEP


5ef2ec  No.5041

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678e5f  No.8032

Reminder to listen to Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.


678e5f  No.8036

Also, today's the 510th anniversary of John Calvin's birth.


d53126  No.8037

>>8036

Thank God for Calvin, even if I don't affirm all his doctrines he was a hero


9f1dc6  No.8039

>>8037

Calvin was trash, all university professors are trash, Socrates and Aristophanes were right about taking money for teaching.

>>5030

"Not by works, lest any man should boast" – St. Paul in the NT

The problem with Calvin is he adds trash arguments that contradict the NT. Read the NT before reading any academic opinion about the NT. If it contradicts the NT, it's wrong by definition. Jesus said he wanted everyone saved and St. Paul said salvation is available to everyone.


e2e1b5  No.8040

>>8039

no u


678e5f  No.8042

>>8039

Amen, brother, we are not saved by works but by grace through faith.

But it seems to me you haven't told us what of Calvin's theology that you differ with.

Could you give us a specific point or points so we can discuss further?


c69002  No.8068

>>8039

Socrates and Aristophanes hated each other


d87666  No.8080

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>>4999 (Checked those predestined digits)

That's nice sweetie.

>>8036

Nice!

Happy B-Day Big Guy!


678e5f  No.8091

>>8080

What's the CRC like, anon?

I'm only familiar with Presbyterians and Reformed Baptists.


d87666  No.8103

>>8091

Ah, sorry I'm not in an actual CRC. I just want to use the flag because it's the closest thing to "I'm Reformed" that's available. I miss the Calvinist Tulip flag.


678e5f  No.8130

>>8103

Not to worry, brother.

I'm partial to the burning bush flag used by old presbyterians, myself


2c0f02  No.8136

>>8103

So where do you go to church?


d87666  No.8151

>>8136

Reformed Baptist in GA, technically a part of the SBC, but it's not our main identity.


2c0f02  No.8152

>>8151

What do you mean "not our main identity"


678e5f  No.8163

>>8152

I think he means that the SBC itself isn't reformed in theology, but gives room for individual churches to be.


d87666  No.8175

>>8152

This >>8163, plus there's plenty of Southern Baptist churches that pride themselves in being Southern Baptist.


2c0f02  No.8178

>>8175

If you are a member of an SBC church, you are a southern baptist. That is not at all incompatible with being a calvinist.

CRC practices infant baptism. They are presbyterian.


59483d  No.8199

>>8178

>CRC practices infant baptism

good


678e5f  No.8209

>>8178

>>8199

Let's not turn this thread into an argument over baptismal practices.

Plenty of non-elect undergo baptism, whether fully grown or still infants.

Rather, let me pose this question to all the reformed brethren on here:

What's your favorite passage of scripture and who in the history of the church is your favorite theologian?


59483d  No.8210

>>8209

>What's your favorite passage of scripture

The great crescendo of Romans 8:31-39, with Isaiah 44:10-20 as a close second because it's such a masterful rhetorical flourish.

>who in the history of the church is your favorite theologian?

(Assuming you mean extra biblical theologians) Francis Turretin


678e5f  No.8417

A blessed Lord's day to you all, brethren.

How was church today?

>>8210

Oh yeah, those passages are wonderful.

>Francis Turretin

I'm eager to look into his writings, how accessible are they?




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