If Christ died for all, then that means all died. Do you really believe that?


In your rebuke of Thayer's Greek Lexicon you used the passage of II Corinthians 5:4-15. "For the love of Christ compels us, that if one died for all, then all died." If "all" means the the whole population of the world, then the whole population has died (which in the context of scriptures have died to themselves). Can you truthfully look around the world and come to the conclusion that everyone has died to themselves?

You use the word Calvin as some sort of curse. With any study at all you will find that the early Protestant church all shared this belief as far back as Augustine of the early church. With all due respect (I know that your in God's service) you have about a one in a thousand chance to leave your denominational bias out when attempting to decipher Scripture. If you did it might cause some trouble in the denomination. What's more important, to be held up high in the congregation or love God's word before anything else in your life.


Have all died because of their personal actions? Paul stated, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23), and sin is the breaking of law (I John 3:4). In fact, Paul drew the conclusion in Romans 3:23 after citing a long list of Old Testament passages that says everyone has sinned (Romans 3:9-19). Paul also said:

"Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned" (Romans 5:12).

"For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all" (Romans 11:32).

"But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe" (Galatians 3:22).

We also know that the consequence of sin is death, as mentioned by Paul in Romans 5:12. "For the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Therefore, yes, I can truthfully say that the whole population of the world has died because of their own sins.

Yes, John Calvin's teachings were derived from Augustine's teachings. But both men were wrong in regards to how sin comes upon mankind because their teachings do not match what is found in the Bible. See: Where in the Bible does it say we inherit the nature to sin?

I cannot leave a denomination because it would imply that I was in one in the first place. See: We Are Simply Christians Without Being Members of Any Denomination, You Can be Too!

Notice that while you give lip service to loving God's word, you gave no evidence from God's teachings to prove your point; you only argued from incredibility, which is a very weak form of argumentation.