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asked According to Romans 5, is death caused by individual sin, or Adam's sin?
Apr
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comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
@JonEricson, I think that last statement you added is fascinating, and opened a question regarding it, if you'd care to elaborate: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/7318/971
Apr
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comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
Wow, this is amazing! Great analogy with the tomato vine as well.
Apr
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Apr
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comment Does baptizing come after discipling in Matthew 28:19?
I'm not really sure, but I think you can ask doctrinal questions, as long as the question arises from a Biblical text, and deals with doctrinal implications of a text. So I don't think you'd be out of line to ask what the implications of some verse is on infant baptism. See To what extent are “Christian doctrine” questions off topic?
Apr
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comment Does Galatians 6:9 contain a causality that could imply works salvation?
Thanks for the reference, I think I will read it
Apr
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accepted Does reaping in Galatians 6:9 refer to salvation?
Apr
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comment Does Galatians 6:9 contain a causality that could imply works salvation?
I think you answer is very interesting, and pointing out flaws in assumptions is certainly a valid way to answer concerns in a passage... So +1. But I'm not sure that Paul is not arguing with a people who are saying you have to merit salvation by doing the works of the law is consistent with 3:2-5 or 5:4-5
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accepted Does Galatians 6:9 contain a causality that could imply works salvation?
Apr
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comment Does Galatians 6:9 contain a causality that could imply works salvation?
Excellent answer
Apr
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accepted What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
Apr
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comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
Anyway, I think this is a great answer. So would a conditional security friendly paraphrase of the passage be something like: They went out from us, but they left the faith and were not of us anymore. Because if they were still of us, they would have remained with us, but they left so that it would be revealed that they left the faith.
Apr
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comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
What I actually meant was that CS laypeople often hold the "whoopsie" position. Edited my comment to clarify
Apr
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comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
Regarding common CS positions, I'd agree that the doctrinal stance among CS teachers usually (but not always) tends towards what you described. But the "whoopsie, where'd that salvation go" view is pretty common (in my experience) among CS laypeople. I've known a lot of people who have been under the impression that if they sin, they lose their salvation until they can ask forgiveness (ask someone whether suicide is a mortal sin, and this view comes out). Perhaps the conception of these people is what the ES folks are targeting.
Apr
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comment What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
Thanks - so if I understand, the "would have" in the NASB is not necessarily supported by the Greek?
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revised Does reaping in Galatians 6:9 refer to salvation?
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asked Does Galatians 6:9 contain a causality that could imply works salvation?
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asked Does reaping in Galatians 6:9 refer to salvation?
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asked What are the possible interpretations of 1 John 2:19?
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