Companies are creating microchip implants which can provide health benefits and enable you to buy and sell merchandise more securely. But many Christians see this as the “Mark of the Beast”? If companies sold an implantable microchip, would you get one? What if the government required people to get one? Would you then?
Though Genesis 6:5 and Genesis 8:21 are popular verses used to defend Total Depravity, they in fact offer a choice to humans whether to sin or obey God. Genesis 6–8 is a text which warns the reader that if they form the thoughts of their hearts after evil, only death and destruction will result. If, however, like Noah, they form their thoughts after righteousness and godliness, they will find grace in the eyes of the Lord, and He will guide them, protect them, and even deliver them
Calvinists often teach that regeneration precedes faith. That is, before God gives a person the gift of faith so that they can believe in Jesus for eternal life, God knows that He must first remove the problem of total inability. So God sovereignly regenerates the person before He gives them the gift of faith so that they are now able to believe when God gives them faith.