Sunday, May 07, 2006


Sunday, May 07, 2006I AM A PLAIN OLE BAPTIST GIRL"...... I have no attachments to the name "Baptist". I am not a Reform Baptist, I am not a Charismatic Baptist, and I am not Armenian Baptist nor a Calvinist Baptist. I’m just Plain Ole Baptist, that believes in the doctrines of grace. I do hold to the doctrine found in the what folks call the "TULIP". I do believe this Because of the fall, man is unable of himself to savingly believe the gospel. The sinner is dead, blind, and deaf to the things of God; his heart is deceitful and desperately corrupt. His will is not free, it is in bondage to his evil nature; therefore, he will not--indeed he cannot--choose good over evil in the spiritual realm. Consequently, it takes much more than the Spirit's assistance to bring a sinner to Christ--it takes regeneration by which the Spirit makes the sinner alive and gives him a new nature. Faith is not something man contributes to salvation but is itself a part of God's gift of salvation--it is God's gift to the sinner, not the sinner's gift to God. **TOTAL DEPRAVITY** I do believe we do not come to the Lord without Him first drawing us. I do **UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION** **I do believe Christ's redeeming work was intended to save the elect only and actually secured salvation them. His death was a substitutionary endurance of the penalty of sin in the place of certain specified sinners. In addition to putting away the sins of His people, Christ's redemption secured everything necessary for their salvation, including faith which united them to Him. The gift of faith is infallibly applied by the Spirit to all for whom Christ died, thereby guaranteeing their salvation.**LIMITED ATONEMENT** I do believe In addition to the outward general call to salvation which is made to everyone who hears the gospel, the Holy Spirit extends to the elect a special inward call that inevitably brings them to salvation. The external call (which is made to all without distinction) can be, and often is, rejected; whereas the internal call (which is made only to the elect) cannot be rejected- it always results in conversion. By means of this special call the Spirit irresistibly draws sinners to Christ. He is not limited in His work of applying salvation by man's will, nor is He dependent upon man's cooperation for success. The Spirit graciously causes the elect sinner to cooperate, to believe, to repent, and to come freely and willingly to Christ. God's grace, therefore, is invincible; it never fails to result in the salvation of those to whom it is extended.**IRRESISTIBLE GRACE ** and I do believe All who were chosen by God, redeemed by Christ, and given faith by the Spirit are eternally saved. They are kept in faith by the power of Almighty God and thus persevere to the end. **PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS **The bible is quite clear on all these subjects.

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