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I am a non-Calvinist PERSONAL Faith Bible teacher affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
These comments are presented as an independent study of the lesson to help teacher and student as in the realm of a Sunday morning lesson taught by teachers worldwide. It is meant to supplement and comment on the Hobbs Commentary and the Advanced Bible Study material of the LifeWay Christian Resources. This information is for educational purposes only.
By Marvin Ganote: Adult Bible and Sunday School Teacher / Discipleship Training Instructor
1. Effective now, Dayton Microcomputer Association's website will become www.dma1.org and the Dallas Museum of Art has taken over www.dma.org. Therefore the URL for this lesson has become http://www.dma1.org/~ganotemd/lesson.htm.
2. In August 1, 2000 the Life and Work Lessons was replaced with the BIBLE STUDIES FOR LIFE lessons.
Based upon the work of Dr. Herschel H. Hobbs, 1907-1995, and selected others as I am led to do so by the Holy Spirit. They provide an additional study look into the Life and Work and Life Truths studies for adults based upon Bible study and teaching under the direction of the Holy Spirit since 1960 in SBC churches. I am currently teaching an adult couples Sunday School class. This study or other comments from this web page does not necessarily reflect the views of the SBC, the Baptist Sunday School Board of the SBC, the church’s Sunday School, its staff or its pastor since we believe in the Priesthood of each Believer. I offer a combination book review of this commentary, the Advanced Bible Study commentary, and personal assessments to create a sample teacher's notes and guides from it. It is the same lesson material I use myself. I hold firmly to The Baptist Faith and Message as a faithful statement of what the Bible says. I agree with our seminaries most of the time. I reject Calvinism [See God’s Plan of Salvation below]. See what Dr. Hobbs said about Calvinism. I hold that God’s part of the Plan of Salvation is Grace and the convicting work of the Holy Spirit. I believe the sinner’s freewill part of the Plan of Salvation is Repentance and Faith (Greek definition] as defined in (Acts 20:21 RSV) "testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance to God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ."
I believe God wants every human to be saved but not everyone will be because each person must personally, of their own freewill, repent and have faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. John 3:16.18, 2 Peter 3:9.
I will indefinitely provide full lesson material for all three Bible Series
Note: Occasionally circumstances cause me to forget or delay the posting of the next lesson.
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Note: I am not providing another or different lesson. What I do provide is my teacher personal notes and guides I use for my Adult Advanced Study Sunday School Class.
Click here for: Bible Studies For Life Lesson Material
NOTE: There is a source for many of Dr. Hobbs’ books. Check out Albris, Used and New books.
The Bible Series For Life is the better LifeWay series for Sunday Schools with evangelistic intent.
The Bible Series For Life has less non-traditional author personal and theological influences, in my opinion.
Note: (I am providing Leader Notes and comments for an advanced study of The Gospel Project and Explore the Bible sessions, using Dr. Herschel H. Hobbs books and other sources as they are available along with my understandings.
Dr. Hobbs did not write a full commentary on the Bible or books on all the Books of the Bible. He did edit The Teachers Bible Commentary which covers the entire Bible.
[Dr. Herschel H. Hobbs and H. Franklin Paschal, editors, The Teachers Bible Commentary, Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1972])
Click here for: The Gospel Project Lesson Material (True Gospel Presented)
[I have recently been shocked to learn the extent that the Gospel Project is Calvinist in bias. It is intended to change Traditional churches into Reformed churches, meaning Calvinism.
Read the truth about the Gospel Project I failed to see in 2012.
BEWARE: LifeWay is now openingly offering and promoting Calvinist writings as if they were main-stream SBC and Christianity.
LifeWay does not and will not tell you if their authors are Calvinist in doctrine.
Feedback from LifeWay says Calvinism Material is trustworthy Bible study material 2018 [FALSE!!!]
No wonder Lifeway’ material is often so loose in doctrine and wrong today.]
I will continue to do The Gospel Project Sessions based upon the True Gospel (Baptist Faith & Message) that God does not preselect any humans before they are born to burn in Hell and be denied any chance to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
I reject all forms of Calvinist as False Doctrine. Hopefully you will see the Calvinism agenda is a bigger problem than Paul ever had.
Click here for: Explore the Bible Material (True Gospel Presented)
As with TGP, many of the writers are not Southern Baptist! Hence they do not adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message!
Therefore we must study the ETB material carefully and I will amend it as required to adhere to the Bible and its True Gospel.
Our studies will be guided by the work of Dr. Herschel H. Hobbs.
THE Critical Issue: The Growing Cancer of the SBC
Typical Questions to Ask
Question: Does God want everybody to become saved?
Calvinisn: No. Only those God preselected will be saved. The rest cannot/are not.
True Gospel: Yes. God offers Salvation by Grace to all people through personal Faith.
Question: Does God prevent some people from being saved?
Calvinism: Yes. Only preselected people upon whom God forces Grace and Faith will be saved.
True Gospel: No. Salvation is by Grace through personal freewill Faith by any person.
Question: Does God get glory in forcing some people into Hell?
Calvinism: Yes. God is glorified by forcing some to be saved and some to stay lost.
True Gospel: No. God wants every lost peoson to be saved and is forebearing for a lifetime.
I agree with the SBC EVANGELISM ARTICLES OF AFFIRMATION AND DENIAL 2018
In particular I agree with the NON-Calvinist statement about Salvation contained in ARTICLE IV.
I am encouraged that God has given the SBC a chance to be cured of the Cancer of Calvinism. I am not sure the SBC leadership will take the cure or still live with the cancer, as they are currently doing.
I do feel this is a major chance God has given to us.
Calvinism: An Old False Doctrine Gone Modern
“Calvinist theologian Wayne Grudem defines reprobation as “the sovereign decision of God before creation to pass over some persons, in sorrow deciding not to save them, and to punish them for their sins, and thereby to manifest his justice.”1. The doctrine of reprobation, which is essential to Calvinism as the necessary corollary to the doctrine of unconditional election, 2. asserts that there is a certain group of persons who have never been and will never be the objects of God’s redeeming love regardless of whether or not they hear the gospel. God has determined not to give this certain group of individuals the grace and faith necessary for salvation. He does not base this determination to withhold grace and faith on anything having to do with the reprobate persons themselves. He withholds grace and faith from them simply because it brings him the most glory. [*] The jolting but unavoidable reality is that Calvinism teaches that the one and only reason that the lost are not saved is that “God does not want them saved.” 3. Indeed, Grudem’s definition is quite clear on this point: reprobation[*] is God’s “sovereign decision . . . before creation . . . not to save them.””
Calvinism in any form states God has chosen many humans to not allow them to have saving faith.*
Calvinism says God is GLORIFIED by creating humans who have no choice and will be sent to Hell to burn in the eternal Lake of Fire.*
[*]This is blasphemy in its worst form!
Calvinism totally rejects (2 Pet 3:9 RSV) "The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you,
not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance."
(“All” in Greek means the whole, i.e. whosoever)
The Baptist Faith and Message and Calvinism - Totally incompatible!
I reject Calvinism, 5-point or 4-point or any new, reformed, or revised version.
REAL TRUTH (True Gospel) ABOUT the Way To SALVATION
Minimum Requirements and the Plan of Salvation (Note all the demands for freewill choice)
Also see the critical SBC pamphlet Make Jesus Lord
The Baptist Faith and Message text on SBC site. I hold firmly to what the Bible says.
SBC’s How to Become a Christian is right except for their Suggested Prayer which is counter to their Scripture use.
(To save space on this page, I will put these studies on separate web pages while putting the subjects here)
Comments and Thoughts
THE NEW WAR
Bible Study by Books
Listen to the Bible Read - Excellent (Click Listen to the Bible in the bottom box)
Here is a list of resources that give the correct view on Revelation, whether by Dr. Hobbs or others.
MARRIAGE DEFINITION: Amen to the Vatican. Quotes: “the certainty that marriage exists solely between a man and a woman”; “Marriage is holy, while homosexual acts go against the natural moral law…. Under no circumstances can they be approved… Sacred Scripture condemns homosexual acts “as a serious depravity...”; “Nonetheless, according to the teaching of the Church, men and women with homosexual tendencies “must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided”.(7) They are called, like other Christians, to live the virtue of chastity.(8) The homosexual inclination is however “objectively disordered”(9) and homosexual practices are “sins gravely contrary to chastity”.(10)”
So get ready and stay ready! WITNESS DAILY! Show you want the Raised Jesus to come today.
We will be Raised like He was if we are dead at the Second Coming!
What a wonderful HOPE!
Best Study Guide: How to Study the Bible Principles with Bible Study Sources by Orin T. Binkley
Best Translation of the New Testament (but not perfect): THE NEW TESTAMENT in the Language of the People, Translated from the Greek by CHARLES B. WILLIAMS
Fine Low Cost Computer Bible Software: Power Bible CD
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The Lifeway's BIBLE STUDIES FOR LIFE material is published and copyrighted by LifeWay. The Herschel Hobbs Commentary [no longer written by Dr. Hobbs] is published and copyrighted by LifeWay. The Advanced Bible Study material is published and copyrighted by LifeWay. This material usually does provide advanced Bible insight and significant points for study. It is highly recommended as an additional study aid. See other helps as well.
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