Predetermined Destiny

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Many people in this world believe in fate or destiny. They feel there is a specific role chosen for them which they must play, whatever their personal choice. John Calvin taught that God predestines some people to be Christians and, if so chosen by God, there is nothing that a person…

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A Study of Romans 14

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         I remember the shock I had a number of years ago to learn that Wayne Gretsky, the hockey player, was younger than I was. Somehow, I always thought that sports heros were older than me.             A.        Oh, we know we are growing older, but sometimes all the ramifications of maturity doesn’t hit…

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Predetermined Destinies

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         Many in the world believe in fates and destinies             A.        They believe there is a specific role they must play, which they cannot avoid.             B.        Calvanists call it Unconditional Election. Some people are predestined to become Christians and there is nothing they can do to avoid it.                         1.         They also claim the opposite. That…

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Doesn’t Romans 5:1 teach we are saved by faith alone?

Question: Doesn’t Romans 5:1 teach that we are saved by faith alone? Answer: Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” This proves that justification requires faith, but your stated goal was to prove that justification was by faith alone. There is no indication of exclusiveness in this…

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Men of Debase Minds

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Isaiah 5:18-24   I.         Starting in Romans 1:18, Paul lays out the moral decay of the Gentile society             A.        All men at one time knew God, but there came a point in the Gentile society when the true God was rejected.- Romans 1:18-21                         1.         He was replaced with gods of man’s imagination, copied…

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