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Topic: Predestination

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2021-04-27
Predestination, Chosen, Election: Could you help me understand more about God choosing people for salvation? [Romans 8:29, Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:11, I John 3:2, 2 Peter 3:8-10].



2021-04-26
Predestination: What are your views on "predestination" and why people believe in it or not? [I Peter 1:1-2, Romans 8:28-30, Ephesians 1:5, Ephesians 1:11, Romans 8:22-23].



2021-04-14
Non-Calvinist View of "Election": Could you give a non-Calvinist view of "election" as in I Thessalonians? [I Thessalonians 1:4].



2021-04-07
Properly Preaching the Gospel: As scripture warns we are to be careful not "to preach another gospel", How does one properly preach the gospel? [Galatians 1:7-9, John 6].



2021-04-05
Calvinism's Election & Predestination Parallel to Marriage: Could you comment on a pastor making a parallel between courtship and marriage to the way God predetermining to chooses us, the church, in a Calvinist way? [2 Timothy 2, 2 Peters 3, I Peter 1, Ephesians 1, Romans 8:29-30].



2021-03-01
The Calvinist Position on The Fall: Caller attempts to clarify the Calvinist position on election and free will. [John 6:44].



2021-03-01
Non Calvinist View of "Appointed to Eternal Life": Can you help me understand how this verse about being "appointed to eternal life" would be explained from a non-Calvinist position? [Acts 13:46-48, I Corinthians 16:15, Acts 16:14].
Being Caused to Believe (Calvinism): Does the text suggest God causing people to believe in Acts: [Acts 13:46-48].


2021-02-25
Calvinism: Isn't it counterintuitive to be a Calvinist and also be an evangelist?



2021-01-25
Calvinism vs the Alternates: What is the difference between Calvinism and other denominations? Recommended lecture; "God's Sovereignty & Man's Salvation."
Steve Gregg Leaving Calvary Chapel: What lead to your departure from Calvary Chapel?


2021-01-25
Ishmael's Temperament: Is the description of Ishmael's obstinate temperament in Genesis just an example of God's foreknowledge, or was he predestined to be that way? [Genesis 16:12]



2021-01-11
Predestination: Is "predestination" biblical? [Romans 8:29-30, Ephesians 1:5-6, Romans 12:2].



2020-12-15
The Predestined & The Elect: Could you help me understand "the predestined" and "the elect"? [John 15, Luke 19:10].
Satan Lucifer: Is Satan the Lucifer, and was he an archangel? [2 Peter 1:19].


2020-11-23
Calvinism & Few Who Find it: If scripture indicates that people will be trying to "find" the way, doesn't that become a good argument against Calvinism? [Matthew 7:14].



2020-10-09
Total Depravity: Do you agree with the Calvinist position regarding "total depravity"? [Colossians 2, Ephesians 2, Luke 15:11-32].
Chosen in Christ: What do you say about the verses that say we are "chosen" in Christ? [Isaiah 42, Ephesians 1:4, John 15, Exodus 12, Isaiah 5].
Chosen Before the Foundation of the World: Were we not chosen before the foundation of the world? [Ephesians 1:4].

2020-10-09
Predestination: Did you say that the word "predestination" only appears in two places the New Testament? [Romans 8:29-30, Ephesians 1:5, 2 Corinthians 3:18, I John 3:2].



2020-10-06
Predestination & Free Will: Can you help me with my struggle with the word, "predestination" and its implications? [Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:29].



2020-09-22
if Christ Died to Atone for Sin, How Can There Still be Punishment: If Christ came to die to atone for the sins of all, how can punishment be required (universal atonement vs universal salvation)? [I Corinthians 8:10-11, 2 Peter 2:1].



2020-09-04
Calvinism's Effectually Called: Is the Calvinistic idea we are chosen without free will, as in "the calling from eternity past" defended in scripture? [I Corinthians 1:24-25, Isaiah 65, Matthew 22:14, Matthew 23:37, Luke 13:34, Romans 8:28, 2 Peter 3:9].



2020-08-27
God Knows Past, Present & Future: If God knows all things, the beginning and the end, then, how can He regret the choices people make? [Isaiah 46:10, Genesis 3:9, Genesis 4:9, Genesis 18:16-33, Genesis 22:12].
God's Preordaining Everything: Does God not knowing some things throw a monkey wrench into the concept of God preordaining everything (Calvinism)?
Making a Donation: Do you have a phone number to make donations to? How do you spell Temecula?

2020-07-28
Defining Calvinism: Many of the definitions of Calvinism (from the Reformed Calvinists) seem to disagree with your definition. Can you help me reconcile this?



2020-07-09
Contrasting the Calvinist View of Election: In contrast to the Calvinist view, would you talk about your view of election in light of John 6? [John 6:44, John 6:65, John 16:8, John 12:32, Jeremiah 31:3, Hosea 11:4, Matthew 23:37, Acts 2:37, Acts 7:54].
Four Horses of Revelation: What is your view of the symbolism of the four horses in Revelation 6? [Revelation 6:2, Ezekiel 14:21].


2020-06-26
God is Not a Racist - Insufficient: Isn't saying that "God is not a racist", an insufficient response to clarifying why God doesn't choose any racial group for carrying out His will? [Romans 2:5-10].
Calvinism-We Are Not Robots: Is it not insufficient to say that "we are not robots" in your argument regarding Calvinism and the matter of free-will and predestination?


2020-05-27
Calvinist View of the Called and Elect: What are your thoughts on whether this verse in Acts supports the idea that God only saves the called, the elect, or the predestined)? [Acts 2:39].



2020-05-26
The Stigmata: Was Paul talking about the stigmata in the verse about bearing the wounds of Christ? What do you think about the stigmata? [Galatians 6:17].
Calvinists & The Thief on the Cross: How do the Calvinists explain the story of "the thief on the cross"?


2020-05-13
Calvinism & Hyper-Calvinism: Would you talk a little bit about the various degrees of Calvinism and specifically, Hyper-Calvinism? [Romans 10:9, Joshua 24:14-15, Deuteronomy 30:19].
Calvinism & Lordship Salvation: Do Calvinists believe in Lordship and Lordship Salvation?
Dispensationalism Reviewed: Can you give a quick overview of what Dispensationalism is?

2020-04-17
Defining One's Faith: What do you tell people about your faith, without aligning to a particular group, movement, or theology?
Calvinism: Comment on Calvinism and how their theology maligns the character of God.


2020-04-03
Calvinism-Golden Chain of Redemption: Would you share your thoughts on the order of events in redemption- chosen, foreknowledge, called, elect, predestined, etc. (Golden Chain of Redemption]? [Romans 8:28-30, I John 3:2, I Peter 1:2, Ephesians 2:6].



2020-03-20
Calvinist Views of Election & Predestination: Could you talk about the Calvinist views of election, being chosen, and predestination held by some of the leading Calvinists, such as Calvin and Sproul? [Romans 8-9].



2020-03-05
A Predetermined or Predestination Life: Are we only living out what has already been determined? If God knows everything, is sovereign, then is it all predetermined?



2019-11-05
Predestination: What do you think about "predestination" (in Calvinism)? [Romans 8:23, 29-30, Ephesians 1:4-5, Ephesians 1:4, John 15, Romans 11:22-24].
Predestination & Foreknowledge: Doesn't it follow that if God knows everything, that He has predestined each person's decisions? [Matthew 23:37].


2019-09-13
Programmed to Love or Not Love God: If God already pre-programmed me to love Him or not, then isn't it impossible for me to exercise free-will? How could then one define love? Philippians 2:4, Romans 12:10].



2019-08-27
Calvinism-Demonic Doctrine: Why is Calvinism not of doctrine of demons? How can their damaging beliefs be acceptable?



2019-08-12
Dispensationalism: Would you explain "Dispensationalism"? Does it relate to time?
Dispensationalism's Relationship to Predestination: Does Dispensationalism have something to do with Predestination and Calvinsim?
The Elect: What is your stance on "the elect"?

2019-07-18
Nebuchadnezzar: What about Nebuchadnezzar and the way God stepped in and made him losing his mind? [Daniel 4].



2019-03-08
Election (Predestination): Is the verse about the potter & the clay about people being predestined to be saved or to go to hell [Jeremiah 18:1-4}?. What does "They are not all Israel, that are Israel" mean [Romans 9:6]? [Isaiah 10:22, Romans 9:27-28] Who are the chosen ones? Chosen for what? What about Jacob & Esau? And the vessel for honor or dishonor [2 Timothy 2:20-21, Romans 9:21].



2019-02-26
Predestination: When the Lord said He predestined a person, does this mean He's already determined that they would be saved?



2019-02-20
Word of Faith movement: How much power do we have in praying for the salvation of someone?



2019-01-23
Call of God for Only the Elect: Is the calling to come to God only come to certain people, or to all? [John 12:32, John 1:9, Psalm 19].



2019-01-22
Foreordained, Predestined, Foreknowledge, Calvinism: Are there other passages that imply that Adam & Ever were meant to sin, and related to the favorite passage for Calvinists; "Christ being foreordained before the foundation of the earth"? [I Peter 1:20, Romans 8, Ephesians 2]



2019-01-08
Golden Chain & Predestination: Would you explain "the golden chain", predestination, and foreknowledge? [Romans 8:29].



2018-11-26
Predestined for Salvation: Calvinism suggests a preselected number of saved, & that since they are saved, they can sin & be saved no matter what.



2018-09-19
Calvinism: If calvinists believe in once saved always saved, or they are predestined to be saved, what is the point in evangelizing?
Appreciation Comment: Caller just wanted to say Thank you for Steve Gregg & his radio show.


2018-07-06
Justification, Sanctification, Glorification: What are the definitions of Justification, Sanctification, Glorification?
Glorification: Are we already glorified when we come to Christ through our salvation? [Romans 8:30]


2018-06-13
Calvinism-Predestination: What is your understanding about Calvinism & predestination?



2018-06-12
R. C. Sproul, Election & Predestination: R C Sproul, who holds the Calvinist view about Election & Predestination, can you please clarify what it means to really be chosen in Christ? [John 6:44, Ephesians 1:4] (Steve does some humor.)



2018-04-23
God Ordaining Every Move: Does God pre-ordain everything that happens? [Matthew 6:33]



2018-04-19
The Whole World Saved: God chose from the beginning those that were to be saved in Christ? Why couldn't God just save ALL of the world? [Ephesians 1:4-5]



2018-04-17
Being Drawn by the Father: Can you interpret this Scripture that only God can draw us to Him? [John 6:44]



2018-04-12
Judas Iscariot: Was Judas predestined to betray Jesus? [John 17:12]



2018-03-23
God Preordaining everything & Prayer Changing it: Does God preordain everything? But does Prayer sometimes change it?



2018-03-16
Calvinism: This passage of Scripture in Acts seems to support Calvinism. What do you say about it? [acts 13:48]



2018-02-07
Predestination, Calvinism, Arminianism: Caller dislikes Steve's defense of and conclusions on Arminianism.



2017-12-27
Calvinism: Calvinism & he shares how he is no longer thinks as strict about it, but you don't have to be a Calvinist to recognize that God always knows the future.



2017-12-15
Calvinism: Does it mean God made us believers or we do? [Acts 13:48]



2017-11-16
Calvinism & the Elect: Calvinism & arminianism discussion involving election, being in Christ, predestination, free will, the whole gamut



2017-10-26
Predestination Exists: Caller thinks predestination exists because God knows everything.
Doctrine of Hell: Where does the doctrine of hell come from?


2017-10-24
Calvinism & Eternal Security: A calvinist caller calls to debate a little bit about eternal security, defining the sovereignty of God, defining free will, free choice.



2017-10-11
Calvinism: Every time I hear the words election & predestination, they always seem to talk about the sovereignty of God, but what does that mean?



2017-08-18
Calvinism & Predestination: Calvinist believe that only some people are predestined to be saved, to be Christians, no matter what they do or don't do, is that right? Do you believe that?



2017-06-01
Golden Chain of Redemption: I would like to talk about Calvinism & Predestination & the golden chain of redemption & Grace. [Romans 8:29-30]



2017-05-31
Sealed by the Holy Spirit: I believe in Predestination, that people are sealed by the Holy Spirit, that you can't lose your salvation. [Ephesians 1:13]



2017-05-10
Calvinism & Predestination: Regarding Calvinism & Predestination, with the Sovereignty of God, can't He choose whom He will save & whom He will not?



2017-04-25
Calvinism & Free Will & King Sihon: Calvinism, Predestination, Election, Foreknowledge. [Deuteronomy 2:30]



2017-04-03
Calvinism: Calvinism, predestination, election as opposed to free will (sort've a followup to previous question)



2017-03-21
Openness Theology: God's foreknowledge, predestination, God changing His mind, does prayer really change things?



2017-03-06
Calvinism, Predestination & Election: Calvinism, the chosen, the elect, a category of people or individuals? [2thess 2:13, 1thess 1:4-5]



2017-02-23
God's Sovereignty: God's sovereignty, predestination, but He's also omniscient. (caller a little bit hard to hear)



2017-02-16
Predestination & Free Will: Does Predestination dissolve free will?



2016-03-15
Predestination & Faith, Apostles & Church: Caller thinks that "Calvinism" applies to the apostles, that they were predestined, given irresistible grace, & so on, but we the people of the church, it IS by Faith. What does Steve think of the idea? [Ephesians 1:13, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 2 Peter 1:4, Ephesians 1:3, 2 Peter 1:3]



2016-02-12
God Creating Evil: Did God create evil?
Calvinism-Predestination: Can you talk about Predestination?


2015-10-12
Predestination & an Omnipotent, Omniscient God: How does God's Omniscience go because if He knew someone was going to go to Hell, why did He create him, because doesn't that make Him responsible for them going to hell?



2015-09-23
Calvinism - Predestination: So did God predestinate the king (Hezekiah) to live an extra 15 years, showing off all his valuables, my personal sins, the Flood, the demons laying w/ women, or did He just have foreknowledge of it? [2 Kings 20:1-6, Isaiah 38, Genesis 6]



2015-09-14
Calvinism: Did God preordain people to be saved no matter what, sovereignty verses free will?



2015-05-11
Predestination: Caller wants to why so people are so confused about the word of Predestination. There's a difference between being "saved" & being "called according to His purpose". Romans 8:28-29



2014-11-10
Chosen because Predestined: People were chosen because they were predestined to eternal life (They talk about the Debate between Steve Gregg & James White had about Calvinism & Arminianism which had been re-aired in the last month.)
Kingdom of God taken w/ Violence: What would James White say about the Kingdom of God being take by violence in the paradigm of Calvinism?


2014-11-10
Predestination: What are your thoughts on this passage of Scripture regarding Predestination? [Acts 13:48]



2014-10-27
Calvinism & God's Sovereignty: What do Calvinists think of people who are saved who are not Calvinists?



2014-09-10
Miracles in the Catholic Church: What do Protestants think the miracles that have supposedly happened in the Catholic Church, such as the Miracle of Fatima, Marian Apparitions? Does the Stigmata ever happen in the Protestant church? Do any Catholics speak in tongues like some Protestants?
Martin Luther, Predestination, Calvinism & Augustine: So if Martin Luther believed in Predestination under the influence of Augustine, does that mean Augustine believed the Calvinism doctrine?


2014-05-21
Lord's Supper - Communion - Breaking Bread: How often are we supposed to take the Lord's Supper? [1 Corinthians 11:26]
Election - Predestination: Can you explain your thoughts about Election &/or Predestination?
Eternal Security: So you think people can lose their salvation?

2014-05-20
Predestination & Free Will: Isn't Free Will & Predestination sort've contrary to each other, cancel each other out? Sort've polar opposites?



2014-04-02
Predestination: Is our behavior predestinated? Are there any Scriptures that supports that?
Unction - Anointing: What does "unction" mean?


2013-02-13
All Believe Justification by Faith: Even all the Reformers believed in Justification by faith, Sola Fide, isn't that true? Whether we are predestined or not, we have to have faith, & we get salvation from having faith, isn't that right? [Romans 9-11]
Names in the Book of Life from the Foundation of the World: Don't you agree that people's names are already written the Book of Life before the Foundation of the World? [Revelation 13:8, Revelation 17:8]
Election & Free Will: Our Free Will & Election are 2 separate things, because our Free Will inclines us to sin & our election brings us closer to God.

2013-02-13
Calvinism & Predestination: Caller disagrees that Paul is asking rhetorical questions in Romans 9-11 & Romans 6, that he's actually being literal that some will resist God's will, are predestined to do that. A long lengthy explanation of what Paul is really saying ensues. [Romans 6, Romans 9-11]



2013-01-21
John the Baptist: How did God know John the Baptist was going to be what God needed to him to be?



2013-01-08
Predestination: God might have a foreknowledge of who's going to be saved, but He doesn't predestinate them to be chosen. They have to choose themselves, isn't that right? [Romans 8, Romans 9, 1 Corinthians 3:18, 1 John 3:1-3]
Calvinism & Dispensationalism: So if you believe in Calvinism, you are a Dispensationalist?
Free Will: Don't we have Free Will? If Calvinism was right, God would be taking that away, wouldn't He be?
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