Coords. Richard

Richard Coords, “Hell”

, posted by Martin Glynn

The purpose of Hell is to restrain evil. For those who do not want God, they get an eternity without God. For those who do not love God, they get an eternity without God’s love….

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Richard Coords, “Hate”

, posted by Martin Glynn

How do non-Calvinists deal with certain Bible verses which show that God hates certain people? Psalm 5:5: “The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity.” Psalm 7:11: “God is…

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Richard Coords, “Hardening”

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The operative word in human hardening is resolve, and there are two types of hardening. There is the hardening that we do to ourselves within our own heart and there is the hardening that God…

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Richard Coords, “Grace”

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What is God’s grace? It is several things. It includes the fact that Jesus died for you, so that your sins can be forgiven, if you will meet His condition of placing your faith and…

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Richard Coords, “Gospel”

, posted by Martin Glynn

The message of the gospel is the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, in which there is life in His name, for whosoever believes in Him. John 3:16 summarizes it well: “‘For…

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Richard Coords, “God’s Will”

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Is it true that every time we sin, we thwart God’s Will for our life? Yes, of course. However, we can never thwart God’s overall purpose for creation and mankind. Hence, it is necessary to…

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Richard Coords, “God-Centered”

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Calvinists believe that non-Calvinism is necessarily man-centered, rather than God-centered, if the choice of salvation is left up to the sinner’s own decision to humble themselves, confess their sins and ask God for forgiveness, rather…

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Richard Coords, “God”

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God is Love, Light and Life. Each of these things tell us something special about God. 1st John 4:7-8 tells us that God is love: “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from…

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Richard Coords, “Glory”

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Have you ever heard a Calvinist say, “It’s all about the glory of God?” That seems to be a common expression, but it begs the question: What brings God the most glory? Non-Calvinists believe that…

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Richard Coords, “Free-Will”

, posted by Martin Glynn

God gives man free-will, and man chooses to believe in determinism, instead. That is the sad irony that Calvinists introduce into Christianity. So, is “freewill” a pagan term? No, it is a biblical term: Philemon…

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Richard Coords, “Gift Principles”

, posted by Martin Glynn

The Bible presents eternal life as a free gift. Romans 6:23 states:“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” So, if we…

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Richard Coords, “Gaslighting (Spiritualized)”

, posted by Martin Glynn

According to psychological experts, “gaslighting” is a form of manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, hoping to make them question their own…

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Richard Coords, “Foreknowledge”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Foreknowledge is prescience, meaning knowing ahead of time. For instance, God said of Pharaoh: “‘But I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, except under compulsion. So I will stretch…

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Richard Coords, “Favoritism”

, posted by Martin Glynn

At Acts 10:34-35, the apostle Peter treated divine impartiality as a virtue, implying that it is something good and noble about God, perhaps which we should all emulate in our own interactions with our neighbors:…

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Richard Coords, “Faith”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Faith is common to man, which Calvinists readily acknowledge, though while offering the caveat of a distinction between what they define as human “natural faith” vs. divine “saving faith.” For the Calvinist, “natural faith” never…

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Richard Coords, “Failure”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Frequently, Calvinists contend that if God really wanted for someone to be saved but who ultimately died in unbelief and perished, then God would have proven to be a failure, and therefore only an effectual…

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Richards Coords, “Evangelism”

, posted by Martin Glynn

There certainly are Calvinists who are evangelists, but one issue worth discussing is how the theology of Calvinism impacts evangelism. Some are turned off from Calvinism because of how it is perceived that it would…

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Richard Coords, “Evanescent Grace”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Evanescent Grace John Calvin taught a doctrine known as Evanescent Grace which Calvinists nearly universally denounce, though without providing an alternative explanation. The basis for the doctrine was to explain why the non-elect sometimes take…

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Richard Coords, “Eternal Security”

, posted by Martin Glynn

See also the discussion on Assurance. Three distinct doctrines on the matter of Assurance involve the following: The doctrine of Eternal Security (Traditionalism) [Editor’s note: “Traditionalism” is a movement related to the Southern Baptist Convention.]…

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Coords, Richard, “Emotions”

, posted by Martin Glynn

According to Calvinism, God decreed whatsoever comes to pass. Such belief in exhaustive determinism has then led to the longstanding objections made against Calvinism in that God’s emotions would no longer make any sense if…

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