It is an event that one makes a choice to believe, and trust that opens the eternal communication between the sinful creation, and the perfect creator, “Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you right now? Let's review what this commitment involves: (1) I acknowledge I am a sinner in need of a Savior - this is to repent or turn away from sin. (2) I believe in my heart that God raised Jesus from the dead - this is to trust that Jesus paid the full penalty for my sins. (3) I confess Jesus as my Lord and my God - this is to surrender control of my life to Jesus. (4) I receive Jesus as my Savior forever - this is to accept that God has done for me and in me what He promised.
This is where a lot of people argue whether Calvinism is the founder to Calvinism or not. There are some people who say Calvinism cannot be introduced as a reformation because the modern calvinism is not what the Calvinism used to be, so it doesn’t exist anymore. And the others would say modern calvinism still has connection with the past, and the past Calvinism was reformed due to John Calvin. I don’t agree with John Calvin having responsibility to Calvinism, because if he had his teachings clear, people can’t change the laws of Calvinism by themselves. This point supports how it is not clear if Calvinism had actually reformed or not.
Although they were both christian puritans, John Eliots views were thatit was his civic duty to help the Indians by forcing his religion upon them, while Roger Williams though it was his civic duty to help the Indians get religious liberty. An example of Eliot forcing his religion on the Indians is seen when Governor John Endecott came away from the Natick settlement where John Eliot worked with the Indians amazed, he said “The Foundation is laid, and one that I verily beleeve the gates of Hell shall never prevaile against…. I could hardly refrain tears from very joy to see their diligent attention to the word first taught by one of the indians, who before his Exercise prayed…. With such reverence, zeale, good affection, and distinct utterance, that I could not but admire(Jarvis 57).” This shows Eliot forced his religion upon the Indians because they were
An Exegesis of 1 Cor. 11:17-34 Unity and love are inseparable terms, they are both important as each other, and one cannot exist without the other they are “married”. The Lord Treasures unity and love than any other thing, he hates the opposite of the two and would not tolerate such in the body of Christ. In the Epistle to the Corinthians (1Cor 11:17 - 34) the Apostle Paul brings out three exhortations for the church to follow. The entire body of Christ in worship (1Cor 11:17 - 22) In these entire six verses the Apostle Paul sharply address the issue of division in the Corinthian church.
Dostoevsky provides his own response to Ivan’s accusations through his character, Alyosha. Alyosha acknowledges that Ivan 's approach and defense of atheism, "lies in that he renounces God out of love for mankind, comes forward against the Creator in the role of the advocate of all suffering creation" (Kiskaddon, Elissa. “Dostoyevsky and the Problem of God”). Alyosha tells Ivan his reason for rejecting God is simply a ‘rebellion’ and says; “One cannot live by rebellion...” (The Brothers Karamazov pg 245). Alyosha reminds Ivan that Christ suffered an excruciating crucifixion and shed his innocent blood for the sake of man while he is the most innocent and
The Five Points of Calvinism was a response to the Five Articles of Arminians. Although the Five Points were first acronymed as TULIP, Piper elaborated these five points in the order in which we ourselves often experience when becoming a Christians, thus he rearranged it into T-I-L-U-P, which stands for Total Depravity, Irresistible Grace, Limited Atonement, Unconditional Election, and Perseverance of Saints. Total Depravity means that our sinful corruption is so strong, enslaving us of sin. All human’s virtue is depraved if it is not proceed from love of the heavenly Father, even if the behavior accords to biblical norms. In total rebellion, everything we do is sin.
In the discussion with the Pharisees about divorce (Cf., Deut 24:1), instead of arguing about what is liable or about the juridical motivations, the Lord places the issue directly at the level of creation. His answer is a fundamental resolution, not a casuistic solution: “what God has joined together, let no one separate” (v. 9). Christ knows very well the pro-divorce praxis of his time and he rejects it. The principle which he refers to is not to be understood as temporal moment in the history of salvation; on the contrary it is to be taken as the original authentic will of the Creator. The unbreakable unity of marriage reflects its genuine meaning which, in fact, calls back to creation itself: a marriage acknowledged in this way becomes a means of salvation for the partners.
He lived in Geneva briefly until he was forced to leave by the anti-protestant authorities in 1538, but was then invited back to Geneva in 1541. Upon returning to Geneva he became an important spiritual and political leader. Using Protestant principles, he established a religious government and in 1555 he was given absolute supremacy as leader in Geneva. John Calvin’s government punished dissent against his view of Christianity with execution. During his first 5 years of his rule in Geneva he had a number of people that he had either executed or exiled.
From a Christians point of view, we were all born into sin. The Bible says “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me”. (The Holy Bible, Psalm 51:5) The author of Psalm is that we are all by nature children of wrath only because we are all born sinners. The Bible explains that “God did not create the human race sinful, but upright.” (DesiringGod) But we all automatically became sinful because of Adam’s sin. A Bible character, Paul, said “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked…” (The Holy Bible, Ephesians 2:1-2) This shows that Christians believe that everyone were born sinners but after accepting Christ as their Savior they are then cleansed.
The Anabaptists were unique in holding that the local congregation should control its own affairs, determine its membership, enforce its discipline, and choose its leadership. In their understanding, the body of Christ is composed of self-governing congregations that have fellowship with one another. Freedom of the Will Their view was that saving faith involves conscious, personal repentance from sin and commitment to Christ. The Anabaptists emphatically rejected the concept of individual predestination (unconditional election). Here, they left completely from the other Protestants of their day, particularly Luther and Zwingli.