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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    Roger, It's too bad you didn't go on further in John's Gospel to John 12:32 (ESV): "And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” Oz
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    Who's being the judge and jury now?
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    Roger, Please refer me to 5 Bible verses that support regeneration prior to being born again. Oz
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    Roger, You didn't get that meaning from 2 Tim 2:15 but from Roger's opinion. Oz
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    Roger, You are depending on your subjective opinion for "rightly dividing." I wish you would take seriously the challenging job of exegeting Scripture instead of using "I believe it is telling us." What does this phrase mean in 2 Tim 2:15? "correctly handles the word of truth" (NIV)...
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    roger, The Bible is not self-interpreting. You need to follow the rules of word usage, grammar and syntax. If you don't do that you run the possibility of engaging in eisegesis. Oz
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    jaybo, "whoever believes in him" is true for those who believe in him. In my understanding, "whoever" does not refer to "every person" but refers to those who decide to believe in Jesus. I think it's a big leap to make "whoever" mean "every person" in common understanding of language. Oz
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    However, the title of the thread deals with one of the points of Calvinism's TULIP, i.e. L = limited atonement. Did Jesus die for every person or not?
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    Roger, I find your comment to be rude and abrasive in condemning me. I obtain my doctrine primarily from reading the Bible but do not deny that God has gifted people to be teachers in the church, 1 Cor 12:28 and Eph 4:11 "for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry." I'm pleased...
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    Would you please refer me to my post where I called you a false teacher?
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    rogerg, <<Thank you for what I perceive to be a sincere concern and critique on your part. However, I have to say in all honestly that in reading your last reply, I have not the foggiest idea how you could come to the conclusion that you did regarding my posts? I would very much like that you...
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    FHG, Of course, all tools can be abused, so self-control and godly control are needed in all things - including writing, interpreting and editing. Oz
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    rogerg, What you have written to others and me indicates your predisposition to Calvinism's view of election and salvation. I'm referring to 2 Peter 3:1-10 (NIV) and a parallel in Jude 17-18: There will be scoffers in the "last days" (2 Pet 3:3-4 NIV) Four warnings are given to the false...
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    FHG, Well said and I agree with you. However, we all need a well-polished arsenal of hermeneutical tools (for interpretation) so we are not imposing our meaning on the text. I have read much of Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion with which I agree. However, in the realm of his...
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    Tasted Death for every Man !

    rogerg, Then we have to deal with the meaning of 2 Peter 3:9 (NASB), "The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not willing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance (emphasis added)." Since God is not willing for any to perish...
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