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  • « Why the Right Response? | Main | Arminianism's Depersonalization of the Gospel »

    Dr. James White - "Does Reformed Theology Matter?"

    After a short introduction, Mr. Lane Chaplin interviews Dr. White from Dr. White's own office on the importance of Reformed theology. There's even a video clip from one of Dr. White's debates. Enjoy!

    Posted by John Samson on August 26, 2009 03:57 PM

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    On the facebook group "What's so great about the Doctrines of Grace," A Lutheran continually asks this question of Calvinists; When the gospel is preached, how do you know that Jesus died for you? So far no one has given a satisfactory answer. The Lutheran claims Calvinists simple assume that Jesus died for them

    Dan,

    May I answer the question with a question? Where in the New Testament did anyone (apostle or preacher alike) conduct evangelism (either in a one on one situation or with a group of people in a sermon), using the phrase, "Jesus died for you?"

    Check out the entire New Testament. The answer is nowhere.

    Lets allow that answer to sink in for a moment... nowhere!

    Just because it is the way many speak of the cross in their evangelism in our day, using the phrase over and over and over again, it does not make it a biblical statement. It is an evangelical tradition.

    "Christ came into the world to save sinners." All who repent and believe in Him will in no way perish but have eternal life. That's what the New Testament teaches so that is what we should be saying. Why is that not good enough for us?

    Lets make the grounds and even the wording of our evangelism BIBLICAL, rather than make an emotional appeal to any kind of man made tradition.

    Sola Scriptura. Semper Reformanda.

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