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Calvinism

Calvinism or Calvinist

Calvinism is named after John Calvin. It was first used by a Lutheran theologian in 1552 and followers tody are called Calvinist.  Calvinism have five doctrinal points in their beliefs represented by TULIP.  This acronym summarizes the Calvinist beliefs, particularly around their five points: "Total depravity", which means all people by their own faculties are morally unable to choose to follow God.  "Unconditional election" asserts that God has chosen from eternity those whom he will bring to himself not based on their free choice. "Limited atonement", this implies that only the sins of the elect were atoned for by Jesus's death.  "Irresistible grace", asserts that the saving grace of God is effectually applied to those whom he has determined to save (that is, the elect).  "Perseverance of the saints"  asserts that since God is sovereign and his will cannot be frustrated by humans or anything else, those whom God has called into communion with himself will continue in faith until the end. Right Divison is the answer to all of these points and rejects everyone of them.  Wayne takes us through key scriptures that refute what these points are claiming.  Right Division of scripture from an Acts 28 perspective refutes everyone of these five points.

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September 30th, 2018
Theology Has Consequences

The message on September 30, 2018 was one of Theology Has Consequences.  When you look at the state of America in its embrace of the Social Justice Warriors, it is indicative of what has been lost in todays churches who have embraced social behavior in the place of what is taught in scripture.  When you look at a lesson from John MacArthur in how he explains the perspective of a person who is the way they are because of someone else...

Theology Has Consequences
November 19th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 36

The lesson on November 19, 2017 was part 36 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne took the first 22 minutes of the lesson to give an example of how we could minister Right Division in a way that would involve animation and graphics that would answer a question or belief in such a way that they understand it in the context of what right division does for the student of scripture.  He gave an example of some believe that scripture teaches only one gospel.  Wayne give a sample script how we might explain it in a way that exposes the statement to be false by showing the answer eloquently with a video.  The example he used was from the Bible Project in examining the Hebrew word "nephesh".  We learn inoffensively that it means throat or neck, which could be used to describe the person.  It does not mean "Soul" which is how the Greek interpreters explained it.  The last part of the lesson was wrapping up Calvinism and Romans chapter 9, especially focusing in on hardening.  The scripture reading was from Luke 18:31-34 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 36
November 12th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 35

The lesson on November 12, 2017 was part 35 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne returned from a Truth for Today Bible Conference in Phoenix, Arizona and recaped his two sessions he taught entitled - Election “to be…” OR “not to be…”?  You may review the two lessons from the Carolina Bible Group AZ Conference site. Once the review was over, Wayne continued with the lesson and continued to look at how God used hardening to accomplish his purpose.  The emphasis is on how God hardened people after they make the free will decision to reject what His message.  In the Gospels, He used a hardened Israel to have them crucify His son and during the Acts period to reveal a new calling after Acts 28.  The scripture reading was from Exodus 4:18-23 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 35
October 29th, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 34

The lesson on October 29, 2017 was part 34 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  This lesson focused again on Romans 9 as we are continuing to refute Calvinism under covenent theology.  Wayne zero's in on Election and how it is not just for two groups, the Saved and the Reprobates but rather God uses the free will he gave Adamic man to provide them grace and mercy through faith that accomplishes His purposes.  The election of Israel as a nation of priests did not mean that all would be saved -- indeed they were not all Israrel that were of Israel. Different elect groups had saved and unsaved within their ranks. The promises were given to Israel but many in Israel made the decision in their rebellion to go against their responsibilities and God  used this to further His goals by a process of hardening, He would show mercy to some as He chose. Paul is addressing how that Israelites could not appeal to their genealogy as guarantee that they would be saved.  And further that even a smaller group (Isaac, Jacob)  believing was His way of bringing to pass the promises of God and indeed Messiah Himself. The failure of the mass of Irael during Acts was not proof therefore that the word had failed.   The scripture reading was from Romans 9:15-18 KJV

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 34
October 22nd, 2017
The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 33

The lesson on October 22, 2017 was part 33 of "The U, V and W of Right Division".  Wayne spent time at the whiteboard exploring the subject of God's Will and man's free wheel in relation to the election we have "in Christ".  We went back to Genesis to see how God called the Nation of Israel and we learned from Deuteronomy 7, He chose them not because they were the largest but because they were small and He wanted to keep the promises he made to Abraham.  We looked at our own election in Ephesians 1:3.  We saw that God elected us out of those that were saved but we also saw in verse 13 how w

The U, V and W of Right Division - Part 33

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