The Letter To The Church of Philadelphia, Part 6
Ever since we began diving into the seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2 & 3, I’ve told you that one of the most important verses for us to keep in our thinking is Ecclesiastes 3:15…
That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been…
What the verse is actually saying is that in order for us to know where we are and where we’re headed, we must know where we’ve been! That makes understanding history absolutely vital to our “standing for the faith” in these last days.
The section of history we’re hitting right now from the 16th century has powerful implications in the 21st century! Hope to see you tomorrow night at 6:59pm!
Recap in 10 Tweets
- This week’s 10 tweets will consist of 9 alarming quotes by John Calvin & other renowned Calvinists quoted in Session 36. #WordStrong
- “A cardinal point of Reformed Theology is the maxim, ‘Regeneration precedes faith.’”—R.C. Sproul #WordStrong
- Predestination teaches…before a person can choose Christ…he must be born again…One doesn’t believe then become reborn. Sproul #WordStrong
- Once he is born again, he can for the first time turn to Jesus expressing sorrow for his sins & asking Jesus to save him. Palmer #WordStrong
- “Infants can be born again, although the faith they exercise cannot be as visible as that of adults.” (New Geneva Study Bible) #WordStrong
- “God in baptism promises the remission of sins…That promise was offered to us in baptism, let us therefore embrace it in faith.” John Calvin #WordStrong
- Those…God passes by he reprobates…b/c he’s pleased to exclude them from the inheritance he predestines to his children. Calvin #WordStrong
- The world for whom Christ died cannot mean the entire human family… [but] the elect people from every tribe & nation. Sproul #WordStrong
- That the world here cannot signify all that ever were or should be is as manifest as if…written with…beams of the sun. Owen #WordStrong
- God…elected some…to eternal salvation & all others to eternal damnation…meaning man has…no say in his salvation—Krachenfels #WordStrong