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MrButtons22
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ReganFan
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Actual Opponent Wanted: The Five Points of Calvinism are not Taught in Scripture

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Started: 9/2/2009 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MrButtons22

Pro

My opponent (in the original debate) has not responded to many of my arguments, so I am hoping to find someone more willing to debate this particular topic with me. I simply pasted it on this page:

Resolution: Calvinism, believed on by many Reformed theologians, is not taught in the Bible, and is therefore not an accurate view of salvation, our relationship with God, etc.

Definition: Calvinism, put briefly, is the belief that humanity has no choice in salvation; that each person is "chosen" by God to be with Him in eternity or damned to Hell forever. It consists of five points: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irrisistible Grace, and Perserverence of the Saints (http://en.wikipedia.org...). In order for Calvinism to be true, all five points must be shown to be true Biblically, (The King James, New King James, and English Standard Versions of the Bible may be used; I ask that no other versions be brought up.).

Also, pointing out that great preachers such as Charles Spurgeon, John Edwards, etc. believed in Calvinism is not supportive evidence for this debate. I am asking for Biblical evidence, nothing less.

It is Con's job to show where each Point of Calvinism is supported in the Bible. I thank my opponent in advance for accepting this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
MrButtons22

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ReganFan

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
MrButtons22

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ReganFan

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ReganFan 7 years ago
ReganFan
ITS a TIE!
Posted by MrButtons22 7 years ago
MrButtons22
Um, nevermind; I take that back after seeing my opponent's "arguments".
Posted by MrButtons22 7 years ago
MrButtons22
I am sooo sorry. We had a family emergency, and this was honestly the last thing on my mind. Please forgive me.
Posted by mongoose 7 years ago
mongoose
"Actual Opponent Wanted"

No, really?
Posted by MrButtons22 7 years ago
MrButtons22
Yikes! Thanks! Problem fixed.
Posted by Chrysippus 7 years ago
Chrysippus
:) That's fine, but check the link... it goes to the main page...
Posted by MrButtons22 7 years ago
MrButtons22
I posted a link to the definitions. It's too long for me to write on the page, and the definitions on wikipedia are fine with me.
Posted by Chrysippus 7 years ago
Chrysippus
Define your terms; the five points are not self explanatory, and there are many interpretations of them. If you want to limit the debate to theology, rather than semantics, define your terms at the start.
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