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Calvinist Theology FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

As Christians, we must be diligent in scrutinizing any theological framework that distorts the core truths of the gospel. This FAQ delves into the central issues with Calvinist theology, revealing how it redefines crucial concepts like faith, predestination, and justification – undermining the very essence of salvation by grace through belief in Christ alone.
Through a systematic examination of key points, we’ll uncover the troubling implications of the Calvinist view, which paints God as arbitrary and unjust, while shifting the focus from Christ’s finished work to the believer’s performance. By contrasting this with the biblical perspective, we’ll gain a deeper understanding of the dangers of this closed theological system and the importance of holding fast to the gospel’s liberating message.

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Hebrews – Edification: A Matter of ‘Eternal Weight’

Outline I. Introduction A. Overview of the concept of building and edification in the Bible B. Significance of Christ as Apostle and High Priest of the Church II. Building up believers for the habitation of God A. Role of believers in the building process (Hebrews 3:6, Galatians 2:20) B. Manifestation of Christ within believers (2

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“The Sweet Spot: The Oracle of God, the Radiance of Glory, the Witness of Sonship”

OUTLINE I. Introduction A. Overview of the message (Hebrews 12:18-24, Romans 8:15-17) The message emphasizes the importance of sonship and the speaking of God in Son. B. Emphasis on the spirit of sonship (Galatians 4:6-7) II. The Oracle of God A. Definition and significance (Hebrews 1:1-3) The Oracle of God is God’s speaking in Son.

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Hebrews – Msg #22 “Entering Into the Rest of God”

Hebrews 3 continues to speak of rest. We have been considering the significance of the high priest, the house, and edification as sources of confidence to enjoy what is rightfully ours in the good land. Outline I. Christ as High Priest and Source of Confidence A. Christ’s faithfulness compared to Moses – Hebrews 3:1-6 B.

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Christ Giving Himself As Our High Priest in Hebrews

Christ has been said to be given for us in three ways: through his death, his resurrection, and his life. The knowledge of his high priesthood fills in the details of how he ministers to us intimately and personally, making constant intercession, and dealing with us in a sustained and constant manner. Through his high

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What is the Galatian error?

Learn about the Galatian Error in Christianity, which refers to a mixture of law and grace that emphasizes obedience to the law rather than trusting in Christ’s righteousness and justification by faith. The book of Galatians serves as both a warning against legalism and a defense of justification by faith. Characteristics of “Galatianized” Christianity include an emphasis on following rules and a de-emphasis on trusting in Christ’s righteousness. Examples of “Galatianized” Christianity include tithing and being a disciple in the sense of the synoptic Gospels. It is important to understand the dangers of legalism and the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice for true freedom in Christ.

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Why is the gospel offensive to the legalist?

The gospel is a message of freedom, assurance, and inheritance, but it can be offensive to legalists. Legalists see righteousness as a matter of law-keeping and are offended by the notion that Christ’s righteousness secures salvation and gives confidence in our relationship with Him. The gospel emphasizes inheritance as the positive focus, as we see in the Epistles. According to 1 Peter 1:3-4, we have been born again to a “living hope” and an “inheritance incorruptible” that is reserved for us. The gospel is Good News that God has made peace with man and has good will toward man, but legalists tend to focus on God’s wrath towards sin and find it difficult to accept that God has made peace with man. Our growth in the Christian life comes as we learn to stand fast in the liberty that we have in Christ, relying on the Spirit and enjoying the graciousness and goodness of God.

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