In case you misunderstand, we’re not arguing about this. We talk a lot about Jesus and a lot about the Bible, but, probably out of love for each other, we don’t bring up speaking in tongues, miraculous healing, or predestination! We know it’s not right to marry an unbeliever (we agree on that part of 1 Corinthians! But is it okay to marry a fellow believer in another denomination?
We both are really interested in what you’ll have to say.The Apostolic Age of the history of Christianity is traditionally the period of the Twelve Apostles, dating from the Great Commission of the Apostles by the resurrected Jesus in Jerusalem c.33 until the death of the last Apostle, believed to be John the Apostle in Anatolia c. Traditionally, the Apostles are believed to have dispersed from Jerusalem, founding the Apostolic Sees.It holds special significance in Christian tradition as the age of the direct apostles of Jesus Christ.We are a couple thinking about whether we should marry. We’ve been dating a while now, get along great, and everyone in our lives thinks we are made for each other. One of us is a longtime member of a conservative evangelical (some would say “fundamentalist”) Bible church.The church is five-point Calvinist in the way it understands salvation, baptistic in the way it understands the church, dispensationalist in the way it understands the end-times, and definitely is not charismatic in any way in understanding the Holy Spirit.
This one of us (just call me “Calvin”) agrees with my church’s doctrine.
The doctrines of grace are really important to me in the way I understand God’s sovereignty in salvation, and in every aspect of my life, but I’m not one of those guys who beats every one over the head with Reformed theology.
One of us is a longtime member of an Assemblies of God church, and a convinced Pentecostal.
I (just call me “Aimee”) speak in tongues, privately and sometimes in church services.
I’m not an “evangelist” for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and I don’t think speaking in tongues makes a person any more holy or mature than any other Christian. I also think salvation is a free choice, and that somebody can choose to stop being a Christian and, then, lose his salvation.
That’s what my boyfriend says makes me a “five-point Arminian,” although I’d never heard that language before.