Predestination

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Lazarus and the Rich Man: Can the Rich Man Repent and be Saved?

Some dismiss Christ’s story of Lazarus and the Rich man as a parable with no relation to reality. But parables always have relation to reality. For example, in the Luke 15:3-7 parable: the “hundred sheep” relate to “one hundred persons”; “the lost sheep who is found” to “the one sinner who repents”; the “friends and …

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Predestination unto Salvation: Was Divine Election Conditional or Unconditional?

Predestination unto Salvation: Was Divine Election Conditional or Unconditional? When faced with two statements that must be true but are in apparent contradiction, “inductively seeing” the different perspective of each statement often resolves the conflict: To illustrate, the following statements about John are true: Statement #1: “At 9 AM today John entered the state of …

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