Coords. Richard

Richard Coords, “Intentions”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Where do fallen man’s evil intentions and bad motives come from? 1st John 2:16 states that it comes from the world: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the…

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Richard Coords, “Inerrancy”

, posted by Martin Glynn

Calvinists teach that if free-will was true, then it would overthrow biblical inerrancy because the human free-will of the prophet or apostle would be prone to introducing errors into the biblical text. Hence, only exhaustive…

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Richard Coords, “In Christ”

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In Christ Being “in Christ” implies believing-Christians being in union with Christ, that is, spiritually residing in the Body of Christ. After all, John 3:18 indicates that unbelievers remain condemned and judged, while Romans 8:1…

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Richard Coords, “Humanity”

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The deepest desire and need in the soul of every human being are to know that they are loved and that they matter. Calvinism teaches the opposite. Through Preterition and Reprobation, you may not matter…

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Richard Coords, “Holiness of God”

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James 1:17 states: “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” One of the most fundamental…

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Richard Coords, “Hell”

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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”

, posted by Martin Glynn

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”

, posted by Martin Glynn

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”

, posted by Martin Glynn

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”

, posted by Martin Glynn

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”

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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”

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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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