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Christians, how many are Calvinists/Reformed?

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posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 11:23 PM
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Who follows the Calvinistic or Reformed view of Christian theology?

A little background: I was raised in an Assemblies of God
church which is Pentecostal/Charismatic in it's beliefs. Then
I got a job at a Reformed Baptist bookstore and learned about
John Calvin, Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, the Westminster
Confession and after tons of research and study I have changed
my views on Christianity and the Bible to reflect those of Calvinism.

Does anyone else hold these same beliefs?




posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 12:50 PM
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so are there no calvinists here, or just no christians?



posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 02:02 PM
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Howdy



Originally posted by holyTerror
Who follows the Calvinistic or Reformed view of Christian theology?


Who follows Jesus Christ?


Originally posted by holyTerror
Does anyone else hold these same beliefs?


Here's what I hold:

1) no man can come to him except the father draw him

2) all the father has given to him WILL come to him

3) all that have heard from and been taught by the father, will come to him

4) and unless a man is born again, he will not see the kingdom of GOD.

5) that which is HIS and in HIS HAND. NOTHING will pluck it out.

6) Jesus Christ is the savior of the world, not just a select few.

7) there is no salvation for those who reject him.

8) few however hear his voice and follow him.

While these fellow flesh and blood men may have accomplished some interesting things. They just like all of us are simply men.



posted on Jan, 6 2008 @ 12:25 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

I am not talking about following these men, I am talking about viewing the
Bible the way they did.

With all the different denominations I was wondering who adheres to the
Reformed denomination, because to say one is a Christian nowadays isn't
enough to explain one's beliefs about the bible.

Like I explained earlier, I was raised to view the bible from a
Pentecostal/Charismatic view but have since changed to a Reformed view.
I no longer believe in speaking in tongues and the false "health and wealth"
gospel.

And I don't believe in taking verses out of context or quoting a handful
of verses to support a specific view or claim.



posted on Jan, 6 2008 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by holyTerror
I am not talking about following these men, I am talking about viewing the
Bible the way they did.


What concerns me though, is I would imagine that nearly all those who follow those men would say they don't. But believe as they believe.

There's people who go so far as to judge salvation based on what historic figure they agree or disagree with.


Originally posted by holyTerror
because to say one is a Christian nowadays isn't
enough to explain one's beliefs about the bible.


Don't know if you've ever thought about this much or not. But our life isn't based on bible or doctrine. It's built solely on Jesus Christ, whom the bible testifies of. If it's on anything else, we don't have life.

What we are faced with is not a "christian" or denomination thing. It's a spiritual family thing. Are we born again of the spirit of GOD, or not? That's the question.


Originally posted by holyTerror
Like I explained earlier, I was raised to view the bible from a
Pentecostal/Charismatic


I can relate. I have family after the flesh, that are comparable.


Originally posted by holyTerror
And I don't believe in taking verses out of context or quoting a handful
of verses to support a specific view or claim.


I'm sure some would agree that, that is a fruit of the flesh.



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