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The Deity of Christ (1) That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com The Deity of Christ Was He God? Was He Man?

Did He really come in the flesh? Did He give up His deity? Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com The Deity of Christ Jesus was a man Not merely a man GOD IN THE FLESH John 1:14 Richard Thetford

www.thetfordcountry.com Calvinism Doctrines not according to Christ Colossians 2:8 A system of religious error John Calvin Lived 1509-1564 Principle leader of the 16th century reformation movement Developed a Theological System Richard Thetford

www.thetfordcountry.com (T) Total Hereditary Depravity Humans have a depraved sinful nature Unable to do anything spiritually good The Bible says: Committed sin condemns man Isaiah 59:2; Ephesians 2:1-2; 1 John 3:4 Little children are innocent Matthew 18:3 Richard Thetford

www.thetfordcountry.com (U) Unconditional Election Labeled predestination Confession of faith - Presbyterian Church The Bible says: All offered the invitation to come to Christ Revelation 22:17 Jesus told His disciples: Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15

God desires all to be saved (1 Tim 2:4) Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com (L) Limited Atonement That Christ died for only the elected ones The Bible says: Jesus died for all men Hebrews 2:9 Jesus the propitiation for our sins 1 John 2:2

Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com (I) Irresistible Grace God has chosen whether you like it or not..Im going to save you! This doctrine rules out the will of the individual entirely The Bible says: The Jews were charged by Stephen Acts 7:51; John 5:24, 29

Anyone can accept Jesus and do good Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com (P) Perseverance of the Saints The doctrine of once saved, always saved The Bible says: Paul had to keep himself well disciplined 1 Corinthians 9:27 Christians can wander from the truth

James 5:19-20 Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com (P) Perseverance of the Saints The Bible says: Passages teaching one can depart from God and fall from grace: Hebrews 3:12 1 Peter 1:8-10 2 Peter 2:20-22 Hebrews 10:26-31

1 Timothy 4:1; Revelation 2:5; Romans 11:22; 1 Corinthians 10:12 Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Calvinism in Summary There is NOTHING a lost one can do to be saved Once saved, there is NOTHING he can do to be lost Holy Spirit abides in the saved one If you seek it, you cant get it If you get it, you cant lose it

If you lost it, you never had it Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Contrast to Calvinism People become sinners by transgressing Gods law Romans 3:23; 1 John 3:4 Sinners can become saints by obeying the gospel Romans 1:16-17; 6:17-18; Hebrews 5:9; Galatians 3:26-27

Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Contrast to Calvinism Once you are saved, you must keep yourself saved Colossians 1:23; 2:6; Galatians 5:4 Calvinism is NOT according to Christs teaching Colossians 2:8

Richard Thetford www.thetfordcountry.com Conclusion The ground work is set for future studies on the Deity of Christ Calvinism teaches that man, because he is man, MUST sin The Bible teaches that man does not have to sin we have a choice but that man does sin Romans 3:23 Richard Thetford

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