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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

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    Those Pesky Arminian Verses

    This blog title is written with a big "tongue in cheek" as I am convinced that the Bible presents a consistent message and that when properly understood, there are no "Arminian verses" in God's word. However, in my discussions with Arminians, four verses are normally raised as proof texts for their view: John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 Timothy 2:4 and Matthew 23:37.

    For those who like videos, here are some that have been made to specifically address these verses in their context. The first three are by Pastor Jim McClarty of Grace Christian Assembly, Smyrna, Tennessee. The last one is by Dr. James White of www.aomin.org. Enjoy! - John S

    John 3:16


    2 Peter 3:9

    1 Timothy 2:4

    In this last video, which is longer than the others (above), Dr. James White deals with Matthew 23:37, 1 Timothy 2:4 and 2 Peter 3:9.


    Posted by John Samson on August 5, 2011 06:29 PM

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    Ok, I see. However, did the religious leaders, in the context, prevent the gathering of the children? And what does that mean?

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