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Jared Smith, Bible Doctrine

A Transcript Of The Video Study

In our previous study, I drew a sharp line between these two systems of teaching—Arminianism, which is deeply rooted in the philosophy of Humanism; and Calvinism, which is rooted in the sovereign grace of the TriUne Jehovah. Arminianism, as it has its roots in humanism, is the epitome of false religion; whereas Calvinism, as it has its roots in sovereign grace, is the essence of true religion. The question which therefore follows—are we to conclude, if Arminianism is the epitome of false religion, and if one subscribes to it, then he/she must be a non-Christian?

There are some who take a very strong and harsh view on this question. I know, for instance, of some Arminians who believe all Calvinists are heretics and anti-christs. But I also know of some Calvinists who believe all Arminians are false professors and pharisaical. For example, there is a well known Calvinist from the United States—one whom…

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

In our previous study, we considered the meaning of the labels “Arminianism” and “Calvinism”. I presented to you the five major doctrines each framework of teachings represent—the five points of Arminianism based on the teachings of a Dutch theologian named Jacobus Arminius, and the five points of Calvinism based on the teachings of a French theologian named John Calvin. And so, the question which naturally follows—do these teachings originate with Jacobus Arminius and John Calvin?

The answer is, no! Arminius and Calvin were not the authors or originators of these teachings. They merely set out in a systematic form what had been in circulation for centuries. In fact, both systems of theology can be…

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

In our previous study, I sought to show you that every field of knowledge has been reduced to its own framework of teachings. With reference to the Bible, we often call its framework of teachings, Systematic Theology. However, there is more than one system of teachings derived from the Scriptures. The two most prominent frameworks are those of Arminianism and Calvinism. Now, what exactly do these labels represent?

These labels represent two diametrically opposed systems of biblical theology. The name “Arminianism” is derived from the teachings of a Dutch Theologian who lived during the…

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A Transcript Of The Video Study

A Framework of Doctrine is to the Bible, what a skeleton is to the body. It is the structure which gives support and stability to the entire Bible. Just as a body without a skeleton would lose its shape and integrity, so the Bible without a skeleton loses its shape and integrity.

You see, the Bible is not merely a book of words. It is a book of words which convey truth; which set forth a message. It is that truth; that message; which is the skeleton of the Bible.

The Apostle Paul made reference to a framework of doctrine in…

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