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January 09, 2014

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Essentially, the Reformation was an Augustinian Revival, summed up in Luther's Bondage of the Will, and Calvin's Institutes. More concisely, known as the Five Points of Calvinism. I used to bet the guys at work $100 if they could find one church in a hundred mile radius that taught these principles. Not that I'm the gambling type, but only recently, several decades later, I have heard mention of one.

Essentially, the Reformation was an Augustinian Revival, summed up in Luther's Bondage of the Will, and Calvin's Institutes.

Whew! That's a lot of different types of folks lumped together...not being an expert on all (or any) of them, I'd have to do my research to see if that holds...

@ n: If you would like to cut to the chase, start with the Augustine and Pelagius debates, and the Church Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D. that declared Augustine’s position to be the Biblical view, and Pelagius’s position as being heresy.

Now, study the 5 points of Calvinism, from a pro Calvinist perspective.

Then read Luther’s Bondage of the Will. Pay attention especially to his Scripture refutations of Erasmus’s arguments for “Free Will”.

Augustine,

Wrong then.

Wrong now.

Wrong for America.

Goat Head 5

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