KJB Believer wrote: Can you show me scripture where we get faith as a gift from God(in the KJB of course)?
Eph 2:8. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast
By the sound of it you may be one of these Arminian heretics so perhaps you will not perceive the truth.
If faith is not the gift of God then it is a work of man - this is the heretical salvation by works theory of the Roman Catholics, Arminians, Wesleyan .... et al.
WCF 14/1. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls,a is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts,b and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word;c by which also, and by the administration of the sacraments and prayer, it is increased and strengthened.d
a. Heb 10:39. â€¢ b. Eph 1:17-19; 2:8; 2 Cor 4:13. â€¢ c. Rom 10:14, 17. â€¢ d. Luke 17:5; Acts 20:32; Rom 1:16-17; 4:11; 1 Pet 2:2.
John UK wrote: If you really knew your beloved Calvin, you'd be more aware than I am that in his commentary he relates to a universal atonement, and proves that if a man is lost it is not to be attributed to God but to the man himself.
You are lying about Calvin and Spurgeon and you have lost the contest and resorted to lies to save face. Repent of your deceit John UK. Repent.
Michael Hranek wrote: First, I am no fan of Augustine, the doctor of the Roman Catholic false religion
Thats it Michael prove yourself to be Arminian. You never really did leave the Roman Catholic religious philosophy of works based salvation, did you!
John UK wrote: Remember also that C.H.Spurgeon is censured in the Heterodoxy Hall of Shame for having oh-so-arminian tendencies in his preaching, for attending a Catholic Church Service
Your hate-filled anti-calvinist stance proves your kinship to Jacob Arminius John. Now come clean at last and confess your true allegiance to Wesleyanism.
You two have the RCC/Arminian mark on your posts for years. Why not admit your guilt. You cannot receive the truth about God's sovereignty and faith the gift of God. If you really knew Calvin and Augustine you would know the Bible and its doctrine.
Michael Hranek wrote: Even the truly and much beloved C.H. Spurgeon can make a mistake in his words. It is the Lord Jesus Christ who Is the Gospel. He who has the Son has life and he who does not have the Son does NOT have life. It is NOT written, he who has Calvinism has life, is it.
You are avoiding the issue Michael.
Don't teach works based religious philosophy. Stick to a Sovereign God who doesn't need human help to save sinners.
Remember Michael "The old truth that Calvin preached, that Augustine preached, that Paul preached, is the truth that I must preach to-day, or else be false to my conscience and my God. I cannot shape the truth; I know of no such thing as paring off the rough edges of a doctrine. John Knox's gospel is my gospel. That which thundered through Scotland must thunder through England again." (C. H. Spurgeon)