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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arminian  \Ar*min"i*an\  (?;  277),  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Arminius  of  his  followers,  or  to  their 
  doctrines.  See  note  under  {Arminian},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arminian  \Ar*min"i*an\,  n.  (Eccl.  Hist.) 
  One  who  holds  the  tenets  of  Arminius,  a  Dutch  divine  (b. 
  1560,  d.  1609). 
 
  Note:  The  Arminian  doctrines  are:  1.  Conditional  election  and 
  reprobation,  in  opposition  to  absolute  predestination. 
  2.  Universal  redemption,  or  that  the  atonement  was  made 
  by  Christ  for  all  mankind,  though  none  but  believers 
  can  be  partakers  of  the  benefit.  3.  That  man,  in  order 
  to  exercise  true  faith,  must  be  regenerated  and  renewed 
  by  the  operation  of  the  Holy  Spirit,  which  is  the  gift 
  of  God.  4.  That  man  may  resist  divine  grace.  5.  That 
  man  may  relapse  from  a  state  of  grace. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Arminian 
  n  :  adherent  of  Arminianism  [syn:  {Arminian}] 




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