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Offline seekeroftruth777

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Re: Orthodoxy and Calvinism
« Reply #180 on: September 02, 2016, 09:24:30 AM »
Here in Brazil calvinism is growing, specially among pentecostals disapointed with their leadership, and they tend to be zealots of calvinism, more than craddle presbyterians.

That sounds disturbing, is Brazil even Catholic anymore?

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Re: Orthodoxy and Calvinism
« Reply #181 on: September 05, 2016, 07:55:46 AM »
Here in Brazil calvinism is growing, specially among pentecostals disapointed with their leadership, and they tend to be zealots of calvinism, more than craddle presbyterians.

That sounds disturbing, is Brazil even Catholic anymore?

Still has 60% catholic, however, most of catholic aren't practicant anymore, and pentecostals have a larger percentage of practicant believers.

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Re: Orthodoxy and Calvinism
« Reply #182 on: September 05, 2016, 12:26:47 PM »
Here in Brazil calvinism is growing, specially among pentecostals disapointed with their leadership, and they tend to be zealots of calvinism, more than craddle presbyterians.

That sounds disturbing, is Brazil even Catholic anymore?

It makes sense as Pentecostalism is a vacuous tradition and of all the traditions within the Protestant world the Calvinists definitely are the most intellectually developed.  There is a general for propensity for a large segment of cradle <insert group here> to lack zeal in regards to the intellectual foundations of its faith. 
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Re: Orthodoxy and Calvinism
« Reply #183 on: September 05, 2016, 02:11:15 PM »
The Orthodox tend to have a legalistic understanding of theosis and sanctification (look at how many rules there are just to become an Orthodox Christian), much as many Calvinists do.

How many rules are there?  What are they?
The Rudder is a pretty long book. I don't think it will fit on the forum  ;)
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Re: Orthodoxy and Calvinism
« Reply #184 on: September 05, 2016, 02:26:30 PM »
The Rudder is not a book of "rules...just to become an Orthodox Christian". 
How this relates to the coming Antichrist? I don't know...

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Re: Orthodoxy and Calvinism
« Reply #185 on: September 05, 2016, 05:01:15 PM »
The Rudder is not a book of "rules...just to become an Orthodox Christian".

Some do interpret it that way.
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Re: Orthodoxy and Calvinism
« Reply #186 on: September 05, 2016, 06:05:46 PM »
The Rudder is not a book of "rules...just to become an Orthodox Christian".

Some do interpret it that way.

They're wrong and possibly stupid. 
How this relates to the coming Antichrist? I don't know...

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