John UK wrote: if the WCF is to be believed, "these people" are only doing what God wills and foreordained to do, so that if you rebel against that, you are rebelling against God.
Its the devout Arminian in John which rails against God and His sovereignty. The Arminian cannot stand having God be almighty and all powerful thus omnipotent over life on earth. Thus must the Arminian change the image of God to suit his human ideology.
WCF 3/1. God from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass;[a yet so as thereby neither is God the author of sin,[b nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures, nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established.[c a. Rom 9:15, 18; 11:33; Eph 1:11; Heb 6:17. â€¢ b. James 1:13, 17; 1 John 1:5. â€¢ c. Prov 16:33; Mat 17:12; John 19:11; Acts 2:23; 4:27-28.
2. Although God knows whatsoever may or can come to pass upon all supposed conditions,[a yet hath he not decreed anything because he foresaw it as future, or as that which would come to pass upon such conditions.[b a. 1 Sam 23:11-12; Mat 11:21, 23; Acts 15:18. â€¢ b. Rom 9:11, 13, 16, 18.
"The Arshaq Al-Awsad (Middle East) newspaper, one of the most prestigious in the Arab world, recently reported that at least 600 millionaires were living in the Gaza Strip"
Terrorism is of course crime. The crime bosses of this global industry are very rich people making money out of gullible nationalistic terrorists.
Hamas is the same. A crime syndicate making huge amounts of money whilst arranging weaponry fired from UN schools and similar buildings in Gaza. The Palestinians are ripped of by these amoral criminals and are naÃ¯ve in their respect and homage to this bunch of thieves.
The Palestinians suffer slaughter of their families and destruction of their homes whilst Hamas lives in luxury.
pennned wrote: Unprofitable Servant, how you can turn that statement into a statement of hate is beyond me. only in your mind.
Pennned, you are a dear sister in the Lord. I value you and what you say. I also know that you agree with the general jist of what the post said. However, just because he/she says those that don't share his/her beliefs don't love muslims and want to see them saved doesn't make it so. The brother/sister basically condemned those that don't hold his/her viewpoint as being false brethren destined for an eternity in hell. That would be the fate of false teachers. So, forgive me if I don't feel the love because he/she added a line at the end of his/her rant.
Sober Reminder!! What a sober reminder to analyze our day to day interactions with family, friends, business relations and the like to keep a servant's heart to have an effective testimony.
God's amazing and abundant graces be with you and the family there sir!!
GSTexas wrote: Helps writes: Local church publishing produces very high end Bibles all sown, no glue. Btw.....KJV only I got my bible from local church publishing, and have been very pleased with the quality thus far (I have had it for a year and a half with no problems whatsoever). It is my most prized possession. You often hear gun enthusiast say "you can pry my gun from my cold dead hands" Well, I think Christians should have this attitude towards their bible.
Strat wrote: Jew Hater news update,Israel is still defending it's self against your spiritual brothers....Hamas,and there is nothing you can do about it.
Don't panic, Strat, but when the Lord Jesus comes through those clouds, with all his holy angels, in flaming fire to take vengeance on his enemies, calling all men to judgment after first resurrecting all peoples, there won't be one soul asking, "But what about the thousand years reign from Jerusalem?", for they will realise the end of the world is come upon them, and they will watch the earth being burnt up, and also the heavens, every sin being purged and the universe being made clean again. And there is nothing you can do about it.
PursuitofTruth wrote: Capitalism is the thing that built America. The idea that you could work hard and reap the rewards of your labor has been key in our prosperity. These people want to make America unsuccessfull and unprosperous.
PoT, if the WCF is to be believed, "these people" are only doing what God wills and foreordained to do, so that if you rebel against that, you are rebelling against God.
But then you might say, "Well, if I rebel against God, it was God foreordained me to be a rebel, so he will not complain."
And I could say, "Well if I was to say that was a wrong way of looking at it, God foreordained me to say that, so it is not looking so good for you, nor the WCF."
But then you say that "capitalism is the thing that built America", as though capitalism had a power all of its own, no need for God. It's a bit like King Neb, who built a great empire and had men admire his status as a great man, who built great buildings, and a mighty army, and who was super wealthy by effort. But God was annoyed with him and took away his brain and replaced it with a birdbrain, so that he would eventually acknowledge it was God gave him the ability to accrue wealth and status.
Raised eyebrows A person who is dead in their sins can make themselves alive in Christ by reading the Bible and trying their best to live by what it says? Doing that doesn't make anyone a genuine Christian. It will make them a "professing" Christian though which mostly fill churches today. Who needs the Holy Spirit then. There is obviously a misunderstanding of John Calvin and what he taught about the Father, Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit 's work in the heart of an individual that brings them to salvation. There are a lot of man made counterfeit Christians running around thinking they are the real deal when in fact they will hear those words from Jesus saying "...I Never Knew You..." Examine ourselves to see if we are truly in the faith. The Holy Spirit hadn't left the scene. Man can read the Bible 24 hours straight. If the Holy Spirit isn't involved in the saving processed, you are not saved and remain in your sin. That's what John Calvin preached. More homework to be done.
Helps writes: Local church publishing produces very high end Bibles all sown, no glue. Btw.....KJV only
I got my bible from local church publishing, and have been very pleased with the quality thus far (I have had it for a year and a half with no problems whatsoever). It is my most prized possession. You often hear gun enthusiast say "you can pry my gun from my cold dead hands" Well, I think Christians should have this attitude towards their bible.
All those who obey the Gospel are chosen by God, thus all the elect are God's chosen people, whether they be Jew, Gentile or Barbarian. It was the Jew who choose the Gospel; it is not the Christian that chooses Judaism. You always proceed to Christianity from your flesh.
JayJay... I wasn't making light of scripture. Don't confuse the WCF and TULIP with scripture! If I want to know what God says about Himself and salvation, I go to His Word. The whole idea that faith is imputed upon the unwilling is false and though you may argue, that is what Calvinist teaches.