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Your kingdom come - But what is this kingdom about?
by David R. Anderson, Ph.D.

"Your kingdom come" -  It is obvious that the title of this lesson is taken from what is commonly referred to as the “Lord’s Prayer.” But it is not so obvious to most of the people who repeat this prayer on at least a weekly basis just what they are praying for. What is this “kingdom” to come? Is this a reference to heaven? Are we praying for “heaven on earth” or what? Also Jesus was preaching the good news of the kingdom of God. He was not inviting them to believe in His death and resurrection because He had not yet died and risen.So, what is the kingdom Jesus preached about and we pray for?

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Regeneration - The crucial difference between Reformed and Dispensational Theology
by David R. Anderson, Ph.D.

In this discussion we grapple with one of the crucial differences between what is called Reformed Theology and Dispensational Theology. That is, regeneration as it relates to faith and the impact it has on one’s understanding of Total Depravity. 

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Repentance is for all men
by David R. Anderson, Ph.D.

In this paper, we ask the question, if repentance is a condition for receiving eternal life? And we conclude, no! Repentance is not a condition for receiving eternal life, but it is a condition for possessing eternal life.In other words: Repentance is not a condition for salvation; it is a condition for sanctification. It is not a condition for relationship, but it is a condition for fellowship. To establish an eternal relationship with God, one must believe only once. But to enjoy ongoing fellowship with God, one needs to live a life punctuated by repentance.

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The national repentance of Israel
by David R. Anderson, Ph.D.

If we are going to understand the meaning of repentance for the nation of Israel, we must understand the setting for John’s ministry, the meaning of word “wrath,” and the curse Jesus placed on the generation of Jews who put Him on the cross. And once we understand the national repentance of Israel, we can also unravel the relationship between water baptism and baptism of the Holy Spirit. 

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The soteriological impact of Augustine´s change from Premillennialism to Amillenialism - Part One
by David R. Anderson, Ph.D.

In a recent article we introduced the concept of “Spread Sheet Theology” by suggesting that this might be an alternative way to describe Systematic Theology. A good system is unified, comprehensive, consistent, and everything “fits.” That means if we make a significant change in one part of the system, it may well affect other parts of the system.

We made the claim that Augustine’s choice to do away with premillennial eschatology is a case in point. That is, when Augustine became amillennial, this major change in his eschatology affected other parts of his theology, namely his soteriology. The purpose of this study will be to demonstrate how Augustine’s change to amillennialism still has ripples in soteriology today.

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The soteriological impact of Augustine´s change from Premillennialism to Amillenialism - Part Two
by David R. Anderson, Ph.D.

Our purpose in this study is to demonstrate how a significant change in one area of  systematic theology can cause significant changes in another area. In the first installment of this study we chose Augustine as a case in point. His change in eschatology from premillennialism to amillennialism caused significant changes in his soteriology, especially in the area of perseverance of the saints.

In this second installment of our study we  would like to see how this change in Augustine’s eschatology affected the soteriology of John Calvin and the soteriology of modern Christianity

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