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  1. Salvation

    Very well put Kev, biblicaly simple and to the point, yet difficult for our flesh to accept! I am still learning about God's grace and mercy. In looking at the verses, I see that I left out a very important teaching from Jesus Himself, which is to be "born from above". 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 ESV This heavenly birth is the "cause" that produces the "effect" of repentance, good works, love, etc, etc. This is the "gift" that is given to undeserved dead men. The question can be asked, "How do I get "born from above?" Nicodemus had the same question. 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” John 3:4 ESV And this is the age old question, "How do I get to Heaven." "How do I get right with God." "How do I avoid the wrath of God." Thank you Jesus for giving us the answer. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:6–8 ESV Jesus tought that it is the work of God alone to cause people to be born of the Spirit. Being born from above is likened unto the wind. A person can not control the wind. A person can not control where the wind blows. Salvation is a work completely outside of our control, just like the wind is completely out of our control. There is nothing, absolutely nothing we can do to get saved. There are many false converts who think that their prayer and their decision and their will saved them. 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 7:21 ESV So what if someone you know wants to "get saved", what should we tell them? Their life is in the hands of a Holy God. God does not owe them anything, and if they are punished with eternal hell, then God demonstrated His justice righteously. They can place themselves in a humble position and beg God for mercy, and, although that still does not secure their salvation, they will be in a position that God does use for His glory. And maybe, just maybe, God will save them. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. Isaiah 66:2b ESV
  2. Molokan Info. Project Attacks

    Okay, I guess I'm not convicted myself, so we agree to dissagree. Whether its face to face or through the internet, it is still communication, Apostle Paul seemed to be okay with writing letters. Contending is face to face not behind backs or behind a computer, pointing out faults. When God presents the opportunity we must contend for the faith that was once given to the saints of old. Further along in Jude 1:14-17, our Lord is coming to gather His remnant and take care of the ungodly who were against the faith. If Mr. MIP has offended you take it up with him personally and contend for the faith that was once given to the saints. Anakainosis, I'm sure you've had to contend face to face for the faith you profess, just as I have. Contending and taking someone's work apart without him involved is two different things. I just started this thread after the responses I read and gave towards the MIP. My Lord convicted me of reading unclean things to contend for the faith, for ammo., or disputing. If it doesn't give God glory it's gone. Phillipians 1:27 Proverbs 14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
  3. Molokan Info. Project Attacks

    What do you guys think of Jude 1:3? What does "contend" mean within the context?
  4. Does It Really Matter?

    What 5 dollar word? I think I will bow out of this thread. Go lakers!
  5. Does It Really Matter?

    So when you say "His plan for salvation" is important then the topics of election, sin, atonement, and grace are valid topics of discusion and important tenants for Christians to study? As long as you are labeled Christian. That's it? What are the biblical tenets? Which ones matter?
  6. More Unanswered Questions

    Because some books are written by gifted individuals that are capable to teach others the timeless truths that are found in scripture. Neither Calvin nor Arminius claimed their writings to supersede or replace scripture like MGR. Calvinism is a summery of how salvation occurs according to what is written in scripture. There are no added fillers or preservatives. Arminianism is short sighted and in the end glorifies man, not God. It is one of the extreme sides to take, with Hyper-Calvinism being the other extreme view. Calvinism is the only "middle of the road" view properly explaining the total work of salvation based on scripture. The others are totally wrong. This is a silly question. God commands to seek Him, to learn about Him, and to make sure that what is said is in accordance with His Word. How will anyone know what others believe without reading a creed, confession of faith, or their writings? How do you know what your church believes? In regards to the "unneeded grief", please take a look see at 1 Cor 11:18-19. Apostle Paul says divisions and factions are needed so that those who are genuine may be recognized. So these topics of discussion and study are good for the church. God does the convicting and saving; therefore, it is not how the message is presented. God does not rely on smooth or persuasive speech to get the job done. Nevertheless, we are to preach, for that is commanded. God has chosen the foolishness of preaching to be the means of bringing the chosen to faith by hearing the Gospel message. Yes, God is JUST. everyone of us deserves Hell because we are sinners. God owes you nothing. God is God, so he can do whatever He desires. This is an Armininian view. That is, that man has to do something in order to save himself or others. You have to meet God half way by believing, then He'll do the rest. You are just sick, you need a doctor who is God and He'll make you well. When all is said and done it comes down to man's decision to choose, to work, to save himself. If he doesn't he is lost. The Calvinistic approach, is you are totally dead in sin. Therefore, you have absolutely no ability to help yourself or others to life. Your salvation is totally dependent on the resurrecting power of God. When all is said and done, all glory goes to God because the grace he has shown you. This is known as Hyper-Calvinism, the other side of the spectrum. Again an erroneous view for obvious reasons. I highly recommend to study this further. Read resources from both sides, then make your decision on whether it is garbage or not. If you purchase any resources from a Calvary Chapel book store they are biased to favor Arminian theology. I can give you some stuff to read that is on the net if you like. When John Calvin brought his religion to a small town of around 15000, he pretty much convinced the local hierarchy to adopt his teachings as the official town religion. Anyone who denounced this new religion was summarily tortured, and/or murdered. Actual numbers of dead range from around 300 to several thousand. Oops. Doesn't sound like my kinda religion. You people ought to watch what you are believing in. MGR not sounding so bad after all? If one reads the basic history of John Calvin, you will see that it is true, that he was responsible for the deaths of a few. Contrast that to the writtings of mgr, who calls out for the deaths of those that don't accept him, and the reward of eternal life for carrying out those murders that he offers. yes, how unfortunate.
  7. Does It Really Matter?

    In regards to the question. Yes it does matter. How would you tell a forgery or a falsehood? Would you have to first read or listen to what they have to say? Then would you go to scripture to find out if its true? The discussion of these topics are benificial and are there to learn from.
  8. Does It Really Matter?

    As long as you are labeled Christian. That's it? What are the biblical tenets? Which ones matter?
  9. Does It Really Matter?

    Because some books are written by gifted individuals that are capable to teach others the timeless truths that are found in scripture. Neither Calvin nor Arminius claimed their writings to supersede or replace scripture like MGR. Calvinism is a summery of how salvation occurs according to what is written in scripture. There are no added fillers or preservatives. Arminianism is short sighted and in the end glorifies man, not God. It is one of the extreme sides to take, with Hyper-Calvinism being the other extreme view. Calvinism is the only "middle of the road" view properly explaining the total work of salvation based on scripture. The others are totally wrong. This is a silly question. God commands to seek Him, to learn about Him, and to make sure that what is said is in accordance with His Word. How will anyone know what others believe without reading a creed, confession of faith, or their writings? How do you know what your church believes? In regards to the "unneeded grief", please take a look see at 1 Cor 11:18-19. Apostle Paul says divisions and factions are needed so that those who are genuine may be recognized. So these topics of discussion and study are good for the church. God does the convicting and saving; therefore, it is not how the message is presented. God does not rely on smooth or persuasive speech to get the job done. Nevertheless, we are to preach, for that is commanded. God has chosen the foolishness of preaching to be the means of bringing the chosen to faith by hearing the Gospel message. Yes, God is JUST. everyone of us deserves Hell because we are sinners. God owes you nothing. God is God, so he can do whatever He desires. This is an Armininian view. That is, that man has to do something in order to save himself or others. You have to meet God half way by believing, then He'll do the rest. You are just sick, you need a doctor who is God and He'll make you well. When all is said and done it comes down to man's decision to choose, to work, to save himself. If he doesn't he is lost. The Calvinistic approach, is you are totally dead in sin. Therefore, you have absolutely no ability to help yourself or others to life. Your salvation is totally dependent on the resurrecting power of God. When all is said and done, all glory goes to God because the grace he has shown you. This is known as Hyper-Calvinism, the other side of the spectrum. Again an erroneous view for obvious reasons. I highly recommend to study this further. Read resources from both sides, then make your decision on whether it is garbage or not. If you purchase any resources from a Calvary Chapel book store they are biased to favor Arminian theology. I can give you some stuff to read that is on the net if you like.
  10. Molokon Information Project....

    How funny it is when some slam the government and courts for being of the devil, yet they run to them for protection...
  11. Eating In Paradise

    Without over thinking it, my opinion would be that eating in the "Paradise of God" would be a means of enjoying, celebrating, and communing with God. Would it be absolutely necessary for sustaining life, yes it would be. Spiritual Life that is... How fulfilling would it be to sit at the Kings Table as opposed to sitting by yourself somewhere. How good does it feel to sit amongst good company and enjoy a great meal. Perhaps eating is the means to enjoy the providence of God.
  12. Free Will Carried Many A Soul To Hell

    Yes, scripture does say work out our salvation and hold fast, etc. From our perspective we must believe and make every effort to make our calling and election a sure thing. Although, what scripture also says is that if we are believing and working we are only doing so by the power and will of God given to us. Nobody receives this power to believe or work based on any previous work or faith of our own. Jesus is the author and perfecter of Faith. Another question that should be asked is why do you believe and other people in your life that you know don't. Is it because you are not persuasive enough in speech to sell them on it? Or has the work of the Spirit not changed their heart? another perspective to this question is that the bible states we are slaves to sin, that is we choose to sin. It is only possible to choose Christ when God has freed us from this bondage by enabling us to choose and believe. People do not believe because God has not revealed Himself to them. In regards to your second statement, Calvinism nor does the Bible teach that some babies are predestined to heaven or hell. What Calvinism and the Bible teach is that sinners go to hell based on their own merit. God does not need to explain to an innocent baby anything, because innocent babies and people go to heaven. People are judged by their works that they do willfully because of their bondage to sin. Babies do not have the capacity to commit sin as we do. Babies that die are judged differently and can even be born again by the Spirit in the womb without the need of a preacher. I hope that I answered your questions adequately.
  13. Jesus Is God.

    In your words can you tell us your understanding of the Trinity? Not the history, but what a trinitarian believes. Thank you.
  14. Who Is Jesus - Part II

    Goodday, You make a valid point. Those who read the Bible in its entirety, and seek to know God as he is portrayed in the scriptures will know the truth. The MGR writtings, along with EGK's will become an obsurdity once you know what is in the Bible. Elders and others start off thinking that the MGR stuff is inspired and then use the Bible (out of context) to support them. Instead of using the Bible first to set the foundation, they work backwards.
  15. Who Is Jesus - Part II

    Nice post Coffee, I would like to add that MGR does recognize "a trinity" or as in the English translation of the S&L a tri-hypostasis deity. Mgr does call Jesus God as also the Father and the Spirit. It is interesting that many Molokans who defend the book still find the concept offensive. Although, as you pointed out, MGR claims Jesus was created and is not eternal which is clearly not taught in scripture.
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