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  1. Genesis - A Literal Account of Creation

    Some serious hermeneutical hopscotch is needed to deny the literal meaning of the six days.

    1. The ordinance of the Sabbath is now doubtful if six days is not literal (Ex. 20:11).
    2. If the First Adam is allegorical, then the Second Adam is as well.
    3. A literal Adam is required in Romans.
    4. The Apostle clearly described Adam as the first human sinnerŚnot whatever millions of human-like beings in the presumed evolutionary chain.
    5. Death came through Adamic
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  2. Hear The Word of God or Judge the Word of God?

    When we approach holy Scripture we must make a choiceŚwe either stand to be judged by the Word of God, or we sit in judgment upon it.

    When I am confronted with conflicting versions of Scripture translations, I am compelled to make a choice, for I believe the holy scriptures are to be read with an high and reverent esteem of them; with a firm persuasion that they are the very word of God (WLC-Q.157). If we are taught from Scripture to hear the word of the Lord, that is, to hear and not ...
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  3. God Wholly Sovereign, Man Wholly Responsible

    Quote Originally Posted by musterion View Post

    Au contraire.
    The billionaire has already cut the check and endorsed it to you. His doing so depended on nothing inherent in you, only his love for you. So the check is good -- all you need do is thankfully accept it and believe he's trustworthy enough to not put a stop on the check when you go to cash it (which, for the purposes of this analogy, he [God] won't).
    Again, mere potentiality, not actuality, given your view that the check may not be accepted.

    Quote Originally Posted by musterion View Post
    Let's be thorough
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  4. The State of the Elect Prior to Regeneration

    Quote Originally Posted by musterion View Post
    Were you lost, bound for absolutely certain condemnation and wrath, just prior to all that happening?
    Indeed, I was, as are all before their re-birth (Eph. 2:1-5). I do know where you are headed here, and it would be more effective to just lay out your entire agenda than just resorting to playing twenty questions, as it were.

    The elect are under the same condemnation until the application of Christ's person and work by virtue of the Holy Spirit's work, as shown from the summary ...
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  5. Capacity and Ability - The Impact of Adam's Sin

    Quote Originally Posted by musterion View Post
    So Romans 1 shows that our innate capacity and drive to seek after and believe in a god was still there the whole time. Still is.
    Capacity and ability are not the same. The capacity to seek the good comes from the original creation of man in an upright state in the image of God. In his fallen state man's capacity is wholly debilitated by the corruption of the fall, hence inability. Original man was created with the capacity and the accompanying ability to live forever. After the fall, this ...
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