Introduction: What is Reformed Theology? with R.C. Sproul



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Liberal, Catholic, Dispensational, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Reformed… with so many different theologies out there, where do you start? Beginning this series about Reformed Theology, Dr. Sproul examines distinctive aspects of Reformed Theology which set it apart from the many theologies that have developed before and after the Protestant Reformation.

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  1. Watch the following YouTube video by Dr. Ken Wilson "Was Augustine the first to introduce "CALVINISM" into the Church? ".

    What has come to be known as "Calvinism" came out of Augustine's attempts to explain how infants could become the "elect", through infant baptism. Since the infant had not come to faith, it must be based on the will of another. It could not be based on the will of the child.

    Does regeneration precede faith in Ephesians 1:13, and Acts 11:15-17?
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  2. Why is there so much argument over whether someone is a Calvinist or not? John Calvin was not the first theologian to come up with the idea of unconditional election or predestination (Paul, Augustine, and then Martin Luther)? Besides there is no system or paradigm that can account for every tension in Scripture. People talk about how unbiblical Dr. Sproul's view of salvation is but yet there isn't a single rational Bible believer who doesn't respect Sproul's grasp of theology or Church history. In saying all that, Am I a five point Calvinist? Never gave much thought to it. However, Ephesians 1:3-5 does make a strong case for RC's view of election. I think that people don't like this view of election because it makes God to be unfair or a liar.

  3. Awesome series unfortunately most hate reformed doctrine because they want to be there own saviour and dictate how they are saved and not how Jesus says we will be called and chosen. Free will restricts God's free will because we are in control of our salvation? I think free will is the most heretical idea of all time. God has chosen me and I'm thankful because left to myself I be in hell some day for all eternity.

  4. The tension and dilemma is created by the false teaching of Calvinism.  We are saved by the Life of Christ! (When you have a unbelief you will not enter His rest, read book of Hebrews.)  Calvinist and universalist both believe that the cross is where salvation is completed, which is not biblical and pulls a veil over the grace of God.Grace of God is demonstrated at the cross of Christ where the Son of God took away the sins (transgressions of the law) from the whole world.The major error of limited atonement is that it teaches salvation is completed at the cross only. We are not saved by the cross the world is reconciled (as enemies, ungodly, sinners) but we are saved by his LIFE!  You have to come to Jesus Christ for His Life, otherwise you will not receive the forgiveness, because the forgiveness that He paid for is in His resurrected Life.   Salvation is not just getting your sins forgiven, if that is all you want you will go to hell and then the lake of fire. Romans 5: 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins

  5. The major error of limited atonement is that it teaches salvation is completed at the cross only. We are not saved only by the cross the world is reconciled (as enemies, ungodly, sinners) but we are saved by his LIFE!  You have to come to Jesus Christ for His Life, otherwise you will not receive the forgiveness, because the forgiveness that He paid for is in His resurrected Life.   Salvation is not just getting your sins forgiven.  Romans 5: 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

  6. Silly me. Here I was thinking I was supposed to study the word of truth, rightly divided. I'm supposed to study reformed theology! I've been set free. Do Presbyterians do anything but use multi-syllable words, stories, and admire each other?

  7. 한국말로 자막 달아 주셔서 감사합니다. Thank you for your effort to make subtitles in Korean. I wish this lecture have great impact on Korean churrch!

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