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    Responding to Common Objections to Calvinism

    2 Timothy 2:24-26 says, "And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will."

    Traditions - everyone has them and those most enslaved by them are those who don't think they have any. On this 20 minute video, Dr. James White responds to a number of questions from a gentleman who goes as far as to say that Calvinists are not even Christians. The false assumptions contained in the questions are abundantly clear to anyone who is in any way familiar with the issues. Some would say that the rhetoric in the questions would not be worthy of a response, but showing patience when seeking to provide answers may help a number of people who watch the video.

    Posted by John Samson on December 31, 2008 02:11 AM

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    Good, I really enjoyed this, I have this similar response by people who do not understand the reformed faith although clearly I am not as educated as Dr. White in the scriptures, but the truth of the matter is that the scriptures stands against armianism and stands by itself and proves itself God is holy and sovereign and freely chooses whom He will save not by our doing or any merit He foreseen but by His perfect will, he saves the elect

    You can't defeat Calvinism because you can't defeat the Bible.

    Great post. Very breath-catching. I am going to post this video on my blog and refer your website to those who watch. God bless.

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