Well I finally broke down and did it. I added an about page with a picture of that trouble making glasseyedave. Now everyone can see who that contentious person is who is willing to challenge what we say scripture teaches. So for everyone who wants to see what I look like and learn a little about me now is the time to go to that little section about who I am. We can finally look past the Polaroid picture of glasseydave when he was 16.
Some people consider America to be like Rome in its final days. We are seeing the collapse of our economy and the erosion of all civil liberties and what are supposed to be unalienable rights. Yet today every right that has been given to us by God Himself has been denied to the American people and repackaged only to be given back to us as rights coming from the government. With this they give us fees, to exercise rights that our forefathers exercised without any restriction or permission from the government. If we do not pay the fees and exercise our rights as still coming from God and not the state, we are fined. If we still will not give up the antiquated ideas found in the constitution we will be imprisoned and our land taken away. Continue reading
There used to be a television game show called ‘To Tell the Truth’. I remember watching it when I was younger. The point of the program was to trick the contestants into believing a lie. They did this by having three participants try to persuade the contestants of their occupation. However, only one of the participants actually held that occupation. The other two participants were lying through their teeth to make themselves seem more credible than the one who actually held the job. The contestants were each allowed to ask the participants questions to get to the truth. But of course, the fun of the show was to see the contestants put their votes on the one whom they thought was telling the truth only to see them select a liar.
In today’s post we are having our own game show of ‘To Tell the Truth’. Continue reading
In my last post “Resetting the table of Predestination” We went through scripture to see if there was any other way to understand Romans 8:29-31. These few verses are used by the Calvinist to anchor their doctrines of Predestination (God before time began foreknew and chose only some to be saved), Election (God calls only those whom He predestined) and Limited Atonement (God only justified those whom He foreknew and predestined to be saved). Of Course the jest of this is… to hell with the rest of mankind.
Calvinist would argue it is not God rejecting the unelected, it is the unelected not having any desire to know God. Sounds good on the surface but they also have a doctrine that teaches no man can no God because man is absolutely reprobate and can not know God, of course without God revealing Himself to reprobate mankind. So their soft spoken answer to God predestinating part of mankind to hell by saying these do not want to know God, does not get God off the hook for the Calvinist. According to the doctrine of Calvinism, if those unelected do not want to know God, it is God’s fault that He did not reveal Himself to the unelected. Remember according to Calvinist man has no free will, not even free will to seek God without God’s active participation in it. Continue reading
So the doctrine goes like this. Those whom God foreknew in His sovereign election, He predestines to be conformed in the image of His Son. Not only this, those He predestined, God calls them to be saved. Naturally those He calls He will justify with the blood of Christ. Those He has chosen and justified He will glorify when He comes.
Rom 8:29-31 KJV For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. (31) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Many try to grapple with this verse when they find the doctrine of limited atonement and the doctrine of Election not only offensive, but in contradiction to the rest of what they read in scripture. But yet these verses seem to say what the Calvinist say it says. Is there any other way to look at these verses under the light of other scripture so it does not contradict what so many people believe scripture teaches about free will and Christ dying for all mankind? I would like to propose a fresh look at these verses and reset the table Calvinist have laid before us. Continue reading