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Acts 18:10 Calvinism?
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:15:21 AM »
And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, "Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent,
For I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people." (Acts 18:9-10, ESV)

God had appointed a number of people in Corinth for salvation, who had not yet heard the gospel

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Re: Acts 18:10 Calvinism?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 10:28:39 AM »
Here’s what MacArthur says about who God was speaking about.

Quote from:  John  MacArthur
The final reason God gave Paul to keep preaching was that He had many people in this city. All those in Corinth who “had been appointed to eternal life” had not yet “believed” (Acts 13:48). The truth of election expressed in verse 10 balances the truth of human responsibility in verse 6. As always, Scripture presents those two inscrutable truths without attempting to harmonize them. Both are true, and there is no real contradiction between them.

“And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.”
Acts‬ 13:48‬ KJV‬‬
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Re: Acts 18:10 Calvinism?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 11:14:39 AM »
Here’s what MacArthur says about who God was speaking about.

“And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.”
Acts‬ 13:48‬ KJV‬‬

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I never really looked at the book of Acts to be Calvinist but when you consider that it was written by Luke under the supervision of Paul, it’s understandable 👍🏿