Reformed Theology Benefits of being in a like-minded community and meeting them every week?  Calvinism

Benefits of being in a like-minded community and meeting them every week?

Reformed Theology Benefits of being in a like-minded community and meeting them every week?  Calvinism
Benefits of being in a like-minded community and meeting them every week?

.. or church for us. Do you all feel there is an inherent psychological/social benefit of being in a community of children to old people every week. Briefly ignoring the major spiritual aspect, I believe this weekly meeting is valuable for our well being.

Many of our non-religious peers do not have that. And this is also a venue where one can delve into finding and dating like minded people, and the family raising help is immense as well.

Just some thoughts I have regarding the (non-spiritual) benefits of the OP..

.. or church for us. Do you all feel there is an inherent psychological/social benefit of being in a community of children to old people every week. Briefly ignoring the major spiritual aspect, I believe this weekly meeting is valuable for our well being.Many of our non-religious peers do not have that. And this is also a venue where one can delve into finding and dating like minded people, and the family raising help is immense as well.Just some thoughts I have regarding the (non-spiritual) benefits of the OP..
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Reformed Theology Thanks to the Gospel Coalition, you can watch secular movies and base your devotions from that  Calvinism

Thanks to the Gospel Coalition, you can watch secular movies and base your devotions from that

Reformed Theology Thanks to the Gospel Coalition, you can watch secular movies and base your devotions from that  Calvinism
Thanks to the Gospel Coalition, you can watch secular movies and base your devotions from that

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/black-panther-longing-home/
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Reformed Theology Females, is it frustrating not finding suitable men in your local church?  Calvinism

Females, is it frustrating not finding suitable men in your local church?

Reformed Theology Females, is it frustrating not finding suitable men in your local church?  Calvinism
Females, is it frustrating not finding suitable men in your local church?

Any reasons why there is a lack of quality/quantity/men not taking initiative? How can the church better help you?

Please note that this are the kind of questions I cannot ask female peers in real life, so taking advantage of internet anonymity to ask.

Any reasons why there is a lack of quality/quantity/men not taking initiative? How can the church better help you?Please note that this are the kind of questions I cannot ask female peers in real life, so taking advantage of internet anonymity to ask.
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Reformed Theology Different types of Greek, ELI5  Calvinism

Different types of Greek, ELI5

Reformed Theology Different types of Greek, ELI5  Calvinism
Different types of Greek, ELI5

From what I understand there is

pre AD Attic Greek

Koine Greek – 1300 ad greek

Erasmian Greek – Erasmus made a restoration of Apostolic Greek?

Modern Greek spoken today.

Which is being used at seminaries?

From what I understand there ispre AD Attic GreekKoine Greek – 1300 ad greekErasmian Greek – Erasmus made a restoration of Apostolic Greek?Modern Greek spoken today.Which is being used at seminaries?
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Reformed Theology Texas governor candidate who is also a PCA elder aises Questions About His Views On Gay Marriage  Calvinism

Texas governor candidate who is also a PCA elder aises Questions About His Views On Gay Marriage

Reformed Theology Texas governor candidate who is also a PCA elder aises Questions About His Views On Gay Marriage  Calvinism
Texas governor candidate who is also a PCA elder aises Questions About His Views On Gay Marriage
https://www.theaquilareport.com/whites-church-ties-pca-raise-questions-views-gay-marriage/
https://www.theaquilareport.com/whites-church-ties-pca-raise-questions-views-gay-marriage/
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Reformed Theology Why the Arminian view does not solve any tension between God's foreknowledge and Man's sin  Calvinism

Why the Arminian view does not solve any tension between God’s foreknowledge and Man’s sin

Reformed Theology Why the Arminian view does not solve any tension between God's foreknowledge and Man's sin  Calvinism
Why the Arminian view does not solve any tension between God’s foreknowledge and Man’s sin

"Consider the following illustration: If I, knowing my minor son’s intention beforehand, permitted him to commit a violent crime with the gun and the training I gave him, claiming as the ground for my own exoneration from all responsibility that, though I knew of his intention and did not prevent him, I warned him of the penalty for wrongdoing and that it was he, exercising his freedom (which I granted him), who chose the unlawful course of action, legal consensus would hold, on the ground of my knowledge of his planned course of action and my failure to restrain him by all lawful force, that I am an “accessory before and during the fact.” So in the case of God: If he determined that he would permit his rational creatures, using the gifts he gave them, to sin if they want to, and determined too that he would do nothing to interfere with their God-given freedom to do so, knowing however even before he created them—as he knows all other things as well in accordance with his all-comprehending prescience—that if he created them and permitted them to do so Adam and all other men would certainly sin, again legal consensus could rightly conclude that his informed creation of men who he knew would in fact sin makes God an “accessory before and during the fact,” that he is “in this sense” responsible for their sin, and accordingly that he must be judged “culpable” along with them." – Robert Reymond

“Consider the following illustration: If I, knowing my minor son’s intention beforehand, permitted him to commit a violent crime with the gun and the training I gave him, claiming as the ground for my own exoneration from all responsibility that, though I knew of his intention and did not prevent him, I warned him of the penalty for wrongdoing and that it was he, exercising his freedom (which I granted him), who chose the unlawful course of action, legal consensus would hold, on the ground of my knowledge of his planned course of action and my failure to restrain him by all lawful force, that I am an “accessory before and during the fact.” So in the case of God: If he determined that he would permit his rational creatures, using the gifts he gave them, to sin if they want to, and determined too that he would do nothing to interfere with their God-given freedom to do so, knowing however even before he created them—as he knows all other things as well in accordance with his all-comprehending prescience—that if he created them and permitted them to do so Adam and all other men would certainly sin, again legal consensus could rightly conclude that his informed creation of men who he knew would in fact sin makes God an “accessory before and during the fact,” that he is “in this sense” responsible for their sin, and accordingly that he must be judged “culpable” along with them.” – Robert Reymond
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Reformed Theology Do we have a future generation of men to lead the many reformed churches planted in the past few decades?  Calvinism

Do we have a future generation of men to lead the many reformed churches planted in the past few decades?

Reformed Theology Do we have a future generation of men to lead the many reformed churches planted in the past few decades?  Calvinism
Do we have a future generation of men to lead the many reformed churches planted in the past few decades?

Related: http://gentlereformation.com/2017/12/27/will-you-pray-for-laborers-in-2018/

http://www.canadianreformedseminary.ca/files/Wanted%20-%20Students.pdf

Pray for a the need, may God raise young men to continue on the work till Christ returns

Related: http://gentlereformation.com/2017/12/27/will-you-pray-for-laborers-in-2018/http://www.canadianreformedseminary.ca/files/Wanted%20-%20Students.pdfPray for a the need, may God raise young men to continue on the work till Christ returns
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Reformed Theology How far back in history do skeptics believe what we believe in terms of historical facts?  Calvinism

How far back in history do skeptics believe what we believe in terms of historical facts?

Reformed Theology How far back in history do skeptics believe what we believe in terms of historical facts?  Calvinism
How far back in history do skeptics believe what we believe in terms of historical facts?

Does anyone actually deny Israel existing in 1 A.D? Then if you believe that then you have to conclude Persian – Assyria, Israel kings existed, David existed.. Joshua – Moses etc..

So just wondering where in the chronology of Scripture do skeptics say, "we believe Scripture as a historical account but yeah this part, and the parts before – Nope."

Does anyone actually deny Israel existing in 1 A.D? Then if you believe that then you have to conclude Persian – Assyria, Israel kings existed, David existed.. Joshua – Moses etc..So just wondering where in the chronology of Scripture do skeptics say, “we believe Scripture as a historical account but yeah this part, and the parts before – Nope.”
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