What is predestination? Why do so many people argue about it? Why do so many *not*!?! Get the quick (biased!) skivvy on all three views in Christianity in less than 8 minutes!

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Dear WE: As a Lutheran I have begun to study the topics of single predestination and unlimited atonement. They seem to make sense on their own but do not go together. Is this a Trinity-like scenario where we have two truths that seem opposed because of our limited human knowledge? Thanks for the help, love […]

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Dear WE: I recently had a short discussion with a Presbyterian friend about predestination. She responded with this work: www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/double_luther.html. I was hoping to get insight into this writing as it says that Modern Lutheranism’s teaching on single predestination is not in line with Luther’s teaching. Thanks!. Thanks, L Dear L. With input from my […]

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Hey WE: Do you have some good modern Lutheran resources about the Lutheran doctrine of election, particularly with regard to double predestination? Thanks, A. Dear A: We would recommend checking out first the Epitome and Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord: –http://bookofconcord.org/fc-ep.php#XI. –http://bookofconcord.org/sd-election.php Also, Volume 3 of Pieper’s Christian Dogmatics, beginning on page 471 […]

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[youtube]HOTVXgP2xYU[/youtube] Apparently, Romans 11 explains the role of Israel, the Law, and what God’s Word does. And the whole “once saved always saved” idea pretty much gets laid to rest with a clear reading of the text, so don’t miss that! Videos used: Apparently kid – http://youtu.be/rz5TGN7eUcM Finding Nemo Mine – http://youtu.be/H4BNbHBcnDI Questions about the […]

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By: Pr. Matt Richard Why are some saved and not others? This is one of the questions that was and continues to be at the center of controversy surrounding the doctrine of predestination. However, it must be noted that the stated question is not a single question, but two separate questions. For example: 1) Why […]

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By: Pr. Matt Richard The doctrine of predestination belongs to the Gospel, not the Law. Whenever the scripture uses the term of election, some 70 times, it is applied only to the believing Christian. Therefore, if the hearer finds himself reacting negatively to the doctrine of predestination or if he finds himself in doubt, his ears […]

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I am struggling with how both predestination and the doctrine that people can lose their salvation could both be true and how to explain this to my Presbyterian friends. If I’m right, Presbyterians hold that you believe because you are predestined while Lutherans hold you are predestined because you believe. Some clarification would be really […]

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[youtube]nD7WKIlg1z8[/youtube] Did Jesus really descend in to hell? What is the difference between calling Jesus the Son of Man and the Son of God? Can a Christian lose his faith? And what’s up with that single predestination thing anyway? It’s an omnibus of questions with the hard-hitting answers you’ve come to expect…even if they are […]

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Pr. Fisk: I grew up in, have been baptized in, and am a member of PCUSA, but lately have found myself wanting more out of my relationship with Christ. What are the major differences between PCUSA and LCMS? And how would you counsel someone like myself? A, This can be answered in two ways. First, […]

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