Reformed Theology: God's Grace

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This discussion will be limited to the discussion of God's grace as it pertains to Reformed Theology.

Barry writes,

I would like to suggest that we explore the topic of "God's Grace " as it relates specifically to the process of one's coming to salvation. I personally am particularly interested in the doctrine of "Prevenient Grace", however, at ElderDad's suggestion which points out our primary forum theme, addressing the RT position termed "Irresistible Grace" first is the more appropriate approach.

So, if this approach is acceptable, I would invite someone to begin this thread by first defining the term, then giving a brief re-cap of the history of "TULIP", and concluding with Scriptural references supporting the concept. That should get us rolling.

Barring objections, I would encourage someone in the Reformed camp to please begin.

Grace and peace to all.


Suggested Structure: (Best if viewing options set: Threaded Collapsed | Oldest First | 200/page |)

(The first 3 headings are reserved for Reformed Theology Adherents ONLY)

Defining the terms (No opposing views here)
     Irresistible Grace
     Prevenient Grace
Brief re-cap of the history of "TULIP" (No opposing views here)
     Early History
     Later History
     Unfolding History/Current Understanding
Scriptural references supporting the concept (No opposing views here)
     Irresistible Grace
     Prevenient Grace
1st Discussion: Irresistible Grace
2nd Discussion: Prevenient Grace
3rd Discussion: etc...

JeffLogan's picture

(Dan) CLEAN UP REQUESTED -- save your posts

Dan, not sure if you can delete, but deleting the following 2 posts would really clean up the structure and get us back on path.

1) A word study of Grace from the New Testament by michael_legna
      (which should delete the following)
      Re: References to Grace by bwarddvm
      Interesting point you are making - but I am unsure of the basis by michael_legna
      Re: Interesting point, but... by bwarddvm
      We differ on the distinction between grace and results by michael_legna
      Re: we differ on the distinctions.... by bwarddvm
      I did expect the development went deeper than one verse by michael_legna

2) This section not for discussion by JeffLogan
      (Which should delete the following)
      Re: this section not for discussion by bwarddvm
      Re: Jeff Logan:this section not for discussion by bwarddvm
      Brief tutorial (Barry) by JeffLogan
      Scripture references supporting Common Grace by bwarddvm

Note that Barry's post, the final one listed here, is duplicated under the appropriate heading.

(Sorry for the confusion. Perhaps, if desired, I can copy the posts to another heading within this topic. I've already saved them in one huge file.)

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