I am neither a Calvinist or an Armenian. The Bible says "But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;" (1 Thessalonians 5:21). The Bible itself proves what is true. not any man's systematic theology. As Christians we have the right and the responsibility to prove all human theology by the Bible. We are not to choose between human theologies, but rather be slaves to Christ.
25 Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
27 For, behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.
28 But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works. - Psalm 73
To paraphrase James 2:18......."show me your Spirituality without Doctrine, and I will show you my Spirituality by my Doctrine.”
Fundamentals of the Faith:
1. Virgin birth
2. Blood atonement of Jesus the Messiah
3. Salvation by Grace alone through Christ alone
4. The Innerancy of the Word of God
5. Jesus' soon return
God has communicated His word to us through the Bible. It is not just one book. It’s a collection of 66 books. It was written over a period of 1,400 years by over 40 authors on 3 continents—in 3 languages & in various moods & styles, ranging from poetry to history. Yet the information communicated through these authors, under the guidance of God, is one clear message; the good news that God loves you & has provided a way for you to know him personally.
Do I seem to be preaching? It is not in my line...I only do it because the rest of the clergy seem to be on vacation. - Mark Twain.
I have started a paralel blog in Portuguese Fruto Das Mãos.