DISCUSSIONS ON DISPUTED TEXTS

Being a Discussion On Those Verses Most Commonly Used By Freewillers In Opposition to the Doctrines of Grace,
Commonly known as Calvinism



TABLE OF CONTENTS

John3:16
2 Peter 3:9
1 Timothy 4:10



JOHN 3:16

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


INTRODUCTION

"FOR"
The relevance of verses 14 and 15 considered

"GOD SO LOVED"
The manifestation of Godís love for the elect
The reprobate as Godís objects of wrath and hatred

"THE WORLD"
The elect identified as the world in the Scriptures
Verified positively and negatively in John 1:29
Verified positively and negatively in John 6:33, 59
Verified positively and negatively in 2 Corinthians 5:19
Why the elect are so identified

"THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON"
The positive giving and sending of Christ stated
To perform Godís will
To die for the sins of His people
The negative giving of Christ
To not condemn the world
The afore mentioned positives of giving Christ now fully considered

"THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM"
"Whosoever" defined
Grammatical structure and itís limitation of those receiving the love
Faith, a gift of Christ to the elect
Regeneration prior to faith
Godís ordaining the reprobate to reject Christ

ĎSHOULD NOT PERISH"
Another negative cause
Perseverance briefly considered
Secured salvation by the Father
Secured salvation by the Son
Secured salvation by the Holy Spirit

"BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE"
The difference between everlasting life and eternal life
The origin of eternal life
In Christ
From eternity
Eternal life given to none but the elect

VERSE 17
Summarized

VERSE 18
Summarized

VERSES 19 AND 20
Meaning of "the light"
Men donít come into the light due to their depravity
We are the light of the world and should act as such

VERSE 21
The elect are called into this light
We are the light of the world and should act as such

OBJECTIONS AND QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Laurence Vance objections answered
Edwin Jardinel objections answered
Objection against eternal life answered
Edwin Jardinel questions answered

A SUMMARY OF OUR REJECTION OF ARMINIAN UNDERSTANDINGS OF JOHN 3:16
Reasons to reject the Arminian understanding of this verse
Closing


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