Recipient of the new covenant and to whom christ died

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recipient of the New Covenant and to whom Christ died seems to be the central flashpoint of the theological standoff.The predominant theme stemming from the Arminian perspective centers on the preservation of the illusionary freedom with mankind’s earthly choices, setting mankind on an independent course apart from our Lord’s orchestrated foreordination, while simultaneously attempting to affirm that God is still the sovereign ruler and king over His Creation. The requirement that God’s sovereignty is directly proportionate to the amount of freedom that the individuals permit themselves should be clear in this position. This system is not logically or rationally sustainable, and requires some biblical interpretative liberties in this author’s opinion specifically surrounding the nature of Christ’s atonement as previously discussed. The fatal flaw in the Arminian theological system is revealed when God is exposed as not completely sovereign. The critical aspects of the previously stated presuppositions regarding the character of God, his foreordination, election, and concept of grace and freedom require God’s ultimate and overarching sovereignty in all things.For the skeptic of the pillars of Calvinism and the Reformed nature of this theological debate, Scripture provides many answers and deductions that are helpful when dissecting this 19Matthew J. Pinson and Leroy F. Forlines, Classical Arminianism: The Theology of Salvation(Nashville: RandallHouse Publications, 2011), Kindle Locations 1156-1158.
problem. The Lord Jesus Christ can be seen in John 6 preaching at a synagogue in Capernaum on the foundational pillars of Calvinism almost 1500 years prior to the birth of the Dutch reformer, John Calvin. In his sermon to the five thousand, He teaches on the sovereign nature of God, while establishing Himself as the bread of life (v. 35). Additionally in John 6, He independently works outside of the choices of mankind, while further establishing mankind’s depravity and relating that only the divine enablement of God the Father can provide salvation through faith (v.47). Furthermore, Jesus establishes the irresistible grace necessary and extends that grace on the “elect” as opposed to the “willing” further empowering, “all those who are given to Him will come to Him.” Our Lords concluding words reveal the perseverance of the elected saints -as they will “never be cast out” or fall away (John 6:37-45). Popular SolutionsTo faithfully and objectively cover the span of possible solutions to this theological debate, a progression detailing simplistic theological solutions will first be examined, and concluded with the more detailed approaches. As has been discussed, this is a difficult issue and the solutions too are at times complicated.

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