Thanks Christopher. I moved to Montana a few months ago, and have been working 60-75 hrs a week. So, needless to say I've been pretty busy. I like Montana much better than Texas, and Im looking forward to real snow/winter again (I was born In Massachusettes and lived in New Hampshire as a kid). Hope things are going well for you.
Christopher000 from Rhode Island writes: You know, no matter how often I read these storys, I always feel like it's the very first time as I cringe and wonder how it is that anyone, Godless or not, could be capable of such attrocities.
I can't even read them anymore, as the stories make me feel awful. I don't know how they live with themselves.
Pretty much everyone Ive ever met who is proud of the rebel flag is in fact a rascist. Im not making a blanket statement or anything or even saying it represents slavery. Just speaking from experience. Ive lived in the south for nearly twenty years, and Ive had to listen to the silly "The south will rise again" mantra pretty much from day one.
Well Mike, to be honest Im not sure now that I think about it.Verse 18 says condemnation came upon all men. But verse 19 uses the word many in the latter half of the verse in regards to salvation. It cant mean all, or that would mean universalism. If it only means some, than the use of the word many in the first half of verse 19 means only some were made sinners, contradicting verse 18.
Pelagianism is just as heretical as Mormonism. Its a wonder to me that someone can fall for something so easily proven false by Scripture, yet 16 centuries later its still leading people to perdition.
Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not familiar with the term prevenient grace. Is it the same thing as Gods effectual calling? That seemed to be what I got out of John Uks posts. But Lurker seemed to be talking about something different.
Just trying to make heads or tails of the conversation.