Protestant Salvation

Theo1689 View Post

Craig View Post

Of course. Now--is Protestant salvation in its fullest sense dependent upon what [individuals] do, or do we automatically have it?

Men have always been saved the same way—by grace through faith. 


Works vs. Faith

What to "Do"

James said, “But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” Jas 2:18.

Paul spoke about the root of faith (Eph 2:8).  James spoke about the fruit of faith (Jas 2:17-18)."  ~ Adrian Rogers

PeanutGallery View Post

[Calvinist] Whom are those that God elects?

If you'd like to be elect, then repent (Ac 8:22). :idunno: Now, you're elect. :dizzy:


Does God Elect Everyone?

Josheb View Post

It is God who does the electing.

God initiates. Men respond. :straight:

Responsibility.  Is increased by:  sight (John 9:39–41), privilege (John 15:22, 24), opportunity (Matt. 11:20–24), continuance in sin (Matt. 23:31–35), rejection (Matt. 10:11–15). Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1996). Nelson’s quick reference topical Bible index (p. 529). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Josheb View Post

[God initiates. Men respond.] That is simplistic...

Simple not simplistic (Jn 3:16). 

John 3:16. It doesn't say a thing about humans responding.

Keep reading (Pr 8:17). :Poly:

That verse does not say God initiates, Men respond.

Keep reading (Ac 17:27). :Poly:

Not only do we have a third attempt to avoid the inability to prove your original claim...

:yawn: Eph 4:14

If you have never responded to God, what reason would you have to believe that you’re his? Because you’re a Calvinist? :freak: 2 Pe 2:1

Josheb View Post

It doesn't say a thing about humans responding.

You do not believe a response is requited to live. I do (Ac 11:18).

“I prefer clarity to agreement.” ~ Dennis Prager

The Holy Spirit will not indwell one prior to his repentance (Ac 2:37, 38). He does not have the right to become his child without having received him (Jn 1:12).

…Prager is not a believer…

And, he’s a serial adulterer (Heb 13:4).  :BRAVO: A broken clock is right twice a day. :freak:

You’re a Calvinist (2 Pe 2:1).  I am not. 

“I prefer clarity to agreement.” ~ Dennis Prager  

Theo1689 replied

Don’t know what Youre means.   

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Protestant Salvation