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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The Five Pillars of Sound Doctrine

BUT WHAT MAKES A GOOD CALVINIST?

I Scripture is the absolute inerrant, verbally inspired in every word, God-breathed. Infallible Word of God. What the writers wrote were literally the Word of God

II THE BIBLE IS THE FINAL AUTHROITY ON DOCTRINE AND MORALS.
III GOD AND HIS WORD THE BIBLE IS THE ORGIN AND SOURCES OF TRUTH, JUSTICES AND MORALS AND MEANING AND BEAUTY.

IV ONCE YOU BELIEVE THE BIBLE, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO INTERPRET THE BIBLE. YOU COULD DO BIBLE BINGO. OPEN THE BIBLE AND FIND A VERSE AND SAY THIS VERSE GOES AND THIS VERSE SAYS.

:You don’t find God’s will by opening the Bible and putting your fingers down.

The historical-grammatical-interpretation and exegetical of Scripture of the original text, the Hebrew and Greek. Is the method of interpretation.,

Any verse taken out of context becomes the pretext for history. :You have the immediate context, paragraph, chapter, book, section, and historical culture.

This means the grammar, the syntax, sentence structure have the final say of the meaning of a verse.
the exegete should take into account the historical and socio-cultural settings in order to understand the text on its own terms, and not from a 21st century context.
Examination of the cultural and historical context of this passage

V THE ABSLOUTLE SOVEREIGN OF GOD
  • THE PREEMENANCE AND LORDSHIP OF CHRIST OVER ALL THINGS.
  • GOD IS SOVEREIGN OVER ALL THINGS ARE HE ISN’T.
  • THE PRESUPPOSITONIAL FRAME WORK OF OUR OF DEFINITION OF CALVIMISM ARE THESE FIVE PILLARS. AND YOU THROW OUT ANY OF THESE FIVE THINGS, YOUR CALVINISM GOES.
Your can be a Calvinist

  1. 1 If you believe the bible is the absolute inerrant, verbally inspired of God
  • 2 If you believe God is the origin of truth, and the measure of all things,
  • 3 If you have rejected the idea of humanism and man is the measurable of truth.
  • 4 If you accept the historical-grammatical-interpretation and exegetical method of Scripture
  • 5 If you believe God is sovereign over everything then you can began to understand the position of the Calvin point of view.
SO YOU ARE A CALVINIST IF YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.
ILLUSTRATION
Come in and put your bible away.
“Am I a man of God.”
Do I preach the Word of God, by the Spirit of God
Then how can I be wrong.
Two views from two preachers who say the same thing.
Just because you are a man of God does not mean your theology is correct.
Put your bible away we are not having a bible study.
Which means your theology is not going to be decided by the bible but my the person who is speaking.
The dean of ministry said, “Charles would I like to you?”
“Yes, you would probly lie like anyone else.”
“What, you are saying I would lie to you.”
“The Pope claims to be all knowing, are you claiming to be all knowing too”
“Are you saying I lie?”
“Yes if it will serve your purposes you would.”
“Get out of this office.” So I left.
WHEN SOMEONE TRIES TO PUT YOU INTO A POSITION OF ACCEPTING THEIR DOCTRINE ON SOME OTHER BASES OTHER THAN THE SCRIPTURE THE ALARM BELL SHOULD GO OFF.

You need to understand what you believe should be determine by the Bible.