Calvinism and Hebrews 2:9

Calvinism and Hebrews 2:9 – “taste death for everyone”

Some argue that Calvinism and Hebrews 2:9 are contradictory because Hebrews 2:9 says that Jesus would “taste death for everyone.” They argue that this contradicts the Calvinist doctrine of limited atonement. However, there is a very reasonable interpretation for Hebrews 2:9 that does not at all contradict the doctrines of Calvinism. Hebrews 2:9 and Calvinism […]

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Calvinism and Hebrews 10:29

Calvinism and Hebrews 10:29 – “profaned the blood”

Some argue that Calvinism and Hebrews 10:29 are contradictory because Hebrews 10:29 says that someone who has been “sanctified” by “the blood of the covenant” can experience eternal punishment. They argue that this contradicts the Calvinist doctrine of limited atonement. However, there is a very reasonable explanation that does not at all contradict Calvinism. Hebrews […]

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calvinism and foreknowledge

Calvinism and Foreknowledge – Romans 8:29, 1 Peter 1:2

Some argue that Calvinism is unbiblical, using the argument that foreknowledge in the Bible refers to God passively knowing who would freely choose to have faith in Christ. The particular passages that reference God’s foreknowledge are Romans 8:29 and 1 Peter 1:2. However, upon examining what the Bible truly teaches about “foreknowledge,” it is clear […]

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Calvinism and Ezekiel 18:23

Calvinism and Ezekiel 18:23, 33:11 – “no pleasure… death”

Some argue that Calvinism and Ezekiel 18:23 and 33:11 are contradictory because the passages teach that God has “no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.” They argue that this contradicts the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional election. However, there is a very reasonable interpretation for […]

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Calvinism and 2 Peter 3:9

Calvinism and 2 Peter 3:9 – “all should reach repentance”

Some argue that Calvinism and 2 Peter 3:9 are contradictory because 2 Peter 3:9 teaches that God wishes “that all should reach repentance.” They argue that this contradicts with the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional election. However, there is a very reasonable interpretation of 2 Peter 3:9 that does not at all contradict the doctrines of […]

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Calvinism and 2 Peter 2:1

Calvinism and 2 Peter 2:1 – “denying the Master”

Some argue that Calvinism and 2 Peter 2:1 are contradictory because 2 Peter 2:1 teaches that people whom Jesus has “bought”, or died for, can lose their salvation. They argue that this contradicts the doctrine of limited atonement. However, there is a very reasonable interpretation of this verse that does not at all contradict with […]

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calvinism and 1 timothy 4:10

Calvinism and 1 Timothy 4:10 – “Savior of all people”

Some argue that Calvinism and 1 Timothy 4:10 are contradictory because 1 Timothy 4:10 says that Jesus is the “Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” They argue that this contradicts the doctrine of unconditional election. However, there is a reasonable explanation that does not at all contradict the Calvinist doctrine of unconditional […]

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Calvinism and 1 Timothy 2

Calvinism and 1 Timothy 2:4 – “all people to be saved”

Some argue that Calvinism and 1 Timothy 2 are contradictory because 1 Timothy 2 says that God “desires all people to be saved” and that Jesus was a “ransom for all.” They say that this would contradict the Calvinist doctrines of unconditional election and limited atonement. However, there is a reasonable interpretation of 1 Timothy […]

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bible all

The Bible and the Meaning of “All” and “World” (Calvinism)

Some argue that when the Bible uses the word “all” or “world,” it is referring to every single person in the world. One Arminian has said, “All means all and that’s all all means.” However, this is simply not true. The word “all” rarely, if ever, has no limitation. Bible Passages Where “All” Cannot Mean […]

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Calvinism and 1 John 2:2

Calvinism and 1 John 2, 4, John 1, 4 – “of the world”

Some argue that Calvinism and 1 John 2:2, 4:14, John 1:19, 4:42 are contradictory because 1 John 2:2, 4:14, John 1:19, 4:42 teach that Jesus died for the sins of “the world” and that he is the Savior of “the world.” They argue that this contradicts the doctrines of limited atonement and unconditional election. However, […]

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