Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Some Notes from the End of Today's AOMIN Live Webcast

Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries, responding to "A Statement of Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God's Plan of Salvation."

According to the document, election is not personal, but refers to a general plan.

However, according to Ephesians 1:4ff., election is clearly personal.

"Sovereignty" is affirmed, but undefined in this document. What is the basis for God's knowledge? Does He passively 'look down through the corridors of time'?

The document defines "actual free-will" as "the ability to choose between two options." What does the view of 'free-will' expressed in this document say about being dead in sin or enslaved to sin?

"God does not believe in Himself for me... the 'gift of faith'" means that God in His mercy has remade my heart; my renewed heart [now] naturally responds in faith to God.

The document denies an effectual call. The "call" found in Romans 8:28-30 is clearly effectual.

The document denies "even the possibility of apostasy." The New Testament speaks of apostasy. If all faith is humanly derived, then there can be no possibility of a "false faith."



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