Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others?
(12-09-2011, 07:58 PM)James02 Wrote: No, those who contend with Orange contend with Original Sin, that we are fallen.  Just look at what Pelagius taught, and it becomes very clear.

I don't know enough about the Feeneyite heresy to know if it is or isn't because of that that you aren't understanding what we're objecting to, but it's not Original Sin.  Original Sin exists.  All of mankind has inherited it and is completely corrupted by it.  One cannot enter heaven with it.  No argument there.  The disagreement comes when you deny Scripture which says that it is God's will that none should perish, but instead you believe that it is only God's will that some shouldn't perish.  The disagreement comes when Scripture says God is love, and yet you believe that God has no love for most.  God doesn't owe us mercy, this is true, but we know that God wants to show his mercy to all, or else he would not have said he wills that none should perish.  It's interesting that the Jansenists and Feeneyites here condemn us for ignoring scripture all the while ignoring Scripture to come to their distorted views on predestination and election.

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Re: Why do some people receive the gift of faith and not others? - by Melkite - 12-10-2011, 01:11 AM

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