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News Item6/15/19 10:19 AM
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'Many Christians never reach this point, because they are determined not to obey Christ as Lord, so are always in a semi-darkness.'

Where does the bible teach God's elect are in 'semi-darkness'? What true believer doesn't obey? NO ONE has perfect obedience. What true regenerated Christian is 'determined not to obey'?

When we use our 'human wisdom' to defend certain beliefs, unbiblical statements like John UK's are the result.

We are commanded to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, the elect do just that as they journey through this life.

"If you love me, you WILL keep my commandments". 'You will keep' from the Greek téreó, meaning 'keep, guard, observe, watch over'.
Love for Christ compels us to obey, albeit imperfectly.

The hoop jumping and mental gymnastics will surely follow

News Item6/15/19 10:01 AM
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So, 'all' means everyone right? "“Thou hatest all workers of iniquity”. God hates everyone, according to Arminian theology. Actually, it is those who 'work iniquity' God hates.
“For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth” (Hebrews 12:6)
Is this true for all mankind?

Proverbs 8:17: “I love them that love Me.”
Do 'all' love God?

“He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father….. If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him” (John 14:21,23

Seems God loves only those who love Him and 'keep His words'. IT REFERENCES TO A PARTICULAR GROUP OF PEOPLE - THE ELECT.
God loved Jacob and hated Esau, 'for the children, being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of Him that calleth' Romans 9:11
God's loving His elect has nothing to do with the sinner, anything the sinner may or may not do. He didn't look down the corridor of time and foresee they might 'accept' Jesus, or invite Him into their hearts, or make a decision for Him. The purpose of election is based solely on the sovereign will of the Almighty.

I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy

News Item6/15/19 9:28 AM
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Read more carefully what is being said here. I challenge you are your Arminian friends to prove God loves ALL of mankind. As for the rich young ruler, that has already been discussed prior to this latest discussion. This thread explains the kind of 'love' referenced to-
Instead of cherry picking your bible, why not answer the questions already asked? If God loves 'all', why aren't 'all' saved Dolores? If Christ said He gave His life as a ransom for many, do you believe His words concerning 'many', which means 'many' and not 'all'? This is why threads go on forever, rather than address evidence presented, cherry pickers keep pulling out their 'proof texts' and ignoring the questions asked.
Tim, 1 Tim.2:4 does not mean 'all men', for if God desired all to be saved, what prevents that? Is God too weak to save all?
'3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.' What is the context? Who is Paul writing to? What does it mean to say 'God OUR Savior'? It is better rendered 'all kinds of men', for 'all' has 3 meanings 'all, the whole, every kind of'. Remember, the English translation has wording that may differ from the Gr

News Item6/14/19 7:33 PM
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I hope you don't tell unregenerate sinners God loves them. I am NOT implying you do, let me clarify that before I get taken to the woodshed...again. I have yet to find where Christ ever told a lost sinner God loved them, or any of the apostles saying such. Following the examples left by them surely is crucial.

We urge sinners to be reconciled to God, to repent, to forsake their godless ways; we speak of the completed sacrificial work of Christ with no work added to that, etc. We leave the results to God.

Have a nice evening Tim.

News Item6/14/19 5:10 PM
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As usual, diversion tactics are in place. IF God loves 'all', why aren't all saved?
What does the Arminian do with Psalm 5:5-The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity, and Psalm 11:5-The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked; His soul hates the lover of violence. and Proverbs 6 -16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren-and Malachi 1 -2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, 3And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness'.
What do Arminians do with these verses? Ignore them, and trot out John 3:16, 1 Timothy 4:10, etc. as their 'proof texts' that God loves 'all'. They do a grave disservice to the word of God and sin by taking away from His word.
Only God can give sinners ears to hear, He must open the understanding and teach His truth to those He saves. There aren't 2 meanings to who God saves and who He loves.

News Item6/14/19 11:49 AM
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Thankfully, the offensive comment I referred to was removed.

News Item6/14/19 11:36 AM
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It's predictable-- when challenged, one here resorts to claiming his challenger is 'unsaved'. {Where's the uproar Connor?}
This same one always maligns and seeks to belittle any and all who call his theology into question.
Straightforward answers are never given. Rabbit trails are used to keep from answering directly the question[s] posed.

This forum is filled with so much error, so much pride. No one receives correction because many are above it! Some refuse to address posts directly, instead, they add to the confusion and clutter by throwing up more scriptures and personal opinions. People team up against one or two then gang up on them. It's a war zone here, no one desires unity; while some understand there can be no unity with those who hold to error.

I am not perfect, a sinner saved by His grace. However, I've never seen anything like this in Christianity. Biting and devouring, divisiveness, etc. I ask questions, present scripture, all for naught. That's fine, it's better and a blessing to be ignored, for the most part, on this forum. It's a joke here! Deeming someone not saved because they call you into question, and the gang is silent! God have mercy on all of us, pride and arrogance seem to rule and reign here.

Blog6/14/19 11:06 AM
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Great short piece. There is so much error
in 'religion' today, Arminianism is rooted
deep. Universalism is rooted deep. Trusting
in English translations and not going
deeper has caused error to thrive.
A man who claims to be in the faith holds
to all the above errors, he also quotes and
defends RCC mystic Madame Guyon. He refuses
correction, lashes out at others who
challenge him, and is never wrong. He is a
picture of today's 'religion'.

I saw your post on fb on the Arminianism of
J.C.Ryle- thank you for sharing that. Ryle
is also the 'go to' guy for the above
mentioned person. I look forward to reading
more of your writings and hearing your
May the Lord continue to bless you with
boldness and truth.

News Item6/14/19 1:43 AM
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What I said was this, "May God free you from your Arminian stronghold Tim, if you belong to Him . . . He will." Do you know for a fact who the elect are? My question concerning God leaving His elect in sin was legit, you are entitled to your opinion.
You then accuse me of saying Tim wasn't preaching the true gospel, I responded. Then you turned around and accuse me of being standoffish and in need of toning it down. Again, you are entitled to your opinion.
So I grabbed snippets from your own comments that were a bit harsh. My point is this, you are young, you go at some things a bit half cocked. You use your opinion far more than you use God's word to state your case. You claim you didn't mention Calvin, but your 12:23 am post proves that to be incorrect.
I never stated you claim Calvin wrote the d.o.g., re-read what I did say, " why do any credit him"? It was a generalized, indirect question. You comprehended it all wrong.
I ask you to do the same, do NOT add to my words your meaning or take on them. Thankyou.
It's always best to remove the logs from our own eyes first.

Lastly, I don't find the terms 'Calvinist' or 'Reformed' in my bible, thus, I don't put myself in those camps.
I won't argue with you or engage you from here on out. It's best to avoid toxic situations

News Item6/14/19 12:47 AM
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Let me say this, you seem to like to 'pick fights'. You jumped me for an assumption, I clarified.

You seem to be in need of following your own advice...
"Ladybug said, “Does God leave His elect in error Connor? Can you show me where I find that in my bible?”
This is a childish question and poorly put, I forgot the name of the logical fallacy you committed by asking the question like that."
Watcher, you didn’t address the category errors you made, you didn’t answer the questions I asked, all you did was direct me to a 600+ page pdf. That is unreasonable."
"To my fellow IFB, let’s follow the wisdom of the moderator and don’t pay attention to Jim who is trying to start a ruckus."
"Sir, I did quote you, yet your false accusations and lies are apparent to onlookers. And sir, to be honest, your position is cultish, it is unbiblical, logically challenged, inconsistent, and I hope you do not live your life that way because it will cause you to have false hope and may have dire consequences in trying to find a church."
"@HTBCC, no one really takes you seriously when you do all caps and to be honest, you are doing such a fantastic job at eisegesis it looks like something that should be on The Babylon Bee"
Looks like you may need to tone it down as well Connor.

News Item6/14/19 12:28 AM
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I never said that Connor, nor did I imply it. I was referencing to the Apostle Paul's warning of an accursed gospel, which is any gospel that adds a work to it.
As for Calvinism, I don't believe Calvin was any man to follow. He held to infant baptism for starters. He never wrote the doctrines of grace, so why do any credit him with such? There was much about Calvin that I disagree with. No, I am not a 'Calvinist', nor am I 'Reformed'.

News Item6/14/19 12:04 AM
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Then I mistook your statement, "If everyone who spends hours debating on SA spent as much time getting the gospel out, some folks would get saved."

Good night Tim

News Item6/13/19 11:45 PM
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Then address my questions in my prior comments Tim. If 'all' means all, does that mean the love of money is the root of ALL evil? All evil is a result of loving money?
2 Cor. 5:19, 'To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not counting their trespasses against them...'
Now, IF 'world' means all, then this verse must mean that every single sinner's sins are not counted against them. How do you explain the multitudes that are now in hell Tim? Doesn't that verse mean the whole world is reconciled and their sins not counted against them in your theology?

IF God loves all, why aren't all saved?

Does the bible contradict? If Christ Himself stated He gave His life as a ransom for many, was He lying? Many does mean many, but all and world do not always mean all, every person ever born. Cross referencing and context help with clarity. Don't ignore verses that state 'few', 'many'...

BTW, I speak of Christ and His death, burial and resurrection to all I work with. Two are heavily into the RCC, another grew up with 'religious' parents and was given a list of 'do's and don'ts' her whole young life. Another was married to a man from the Middle East, from Iraq. So, before you assume no one witnesses but you, you'd better ask first if that is true.

News Item6/13/19 11:12 PM
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pas- all, the whole, every kind of-
ho - the, the definite article.
pisteuōn - to believe, entrust
from the interlinear, 'so that everyone believing' -

“pas ho” simply does not mean “anyone at all who chooses to exercise their choice.” It specifically means “all the” and it serves to designate a particular group of people who share a defining characteristic -“faith” or “believing.”-

Tim, IF you care to respond, present your case with biblical support rather than childish innuendos. No one here ever stated the Gospel should not be shared, however, if you don't have the Gospel right it's better to NOT share.
I've yet to receive biblical evidence from Arminians that cite verses where Christ or any of the Apostles told sinners in their preaching, "God loves you", or "Jesus died just for you".
Did God mean it when He said He hates all workers of iniquity in Psalm 5:5? Was God lying when He said He hated Esau? Was Christ being vague when He said He would save His people from their sins, that He laid down His life for His sheep,or gave His life as a ransom for 'many'?

News Item6/13/19 5:18 PM
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Feminism {which is really women acting like men} is evil and destructive to society; there is also a movement to 'feminize' men-
One cannot be successful without the other.

Both ideologies are a result of the pendulum swinging way wide. God has ordained women to be keepers of the home, to submit to their husbands,etc. She is not to attempt to 'wear the pants' in the family. She has a house to keep, children to raise and nurture, and a husband to love and care for.
He has ordained the husband to love his wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her- that doesn't mean lording any superior attitude over them. It doesn't mean you withhold anything from her if she fails to meet your demands. She isn't the slave of the husband and should not be treated as a lesser human being. She should not be physically or verbally abused nor should she do the same to her husband.
On the contrary, she is the weaker vessel and must be handled as such.
How does Christ love His church? He is always watching over His bride, He cares about every little detail in our lives. He provides, protects, corrects, teaches, and never leaves His bride. His love does not waver and is unconditional.

News Item6/13/19 4:47 PM
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As of 2018, the percentage of Americans that identify as LGBT is 4.5%, source -

News Item6/13/19 4:25 PM
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It's interesting to note from John 3:16, 'whosoever'- there is no Greek equivalent for this translated word. The Greek is 'pas ho pisteuoon', it means 'all the believing'. That is the 'world' John referred to early in that same text, that is the group God gave His Son for, 'all the believing'. The universalist says world and all mean what they appear to mean, so with that said we must also say the love of money is the root of 'all' sin, every sin is rooted in loving money right? From John 12:19, 'The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him' - did every person alive go after him? This is the illogical end of universalism.
To say Christ only made salvation possible for all is not found anywhere in the bible, it is a fabrication of man's own thinking. Christ did in fact secure salvation for all the believing, 'it is finished' is 'it has been finished' in the interlinear. It means 'to bring to an end, complete, fulfill'. Nowhere do we find 'make possible, or probable'. Salvation isn't offered, it has been secured and atonement for sin paid in full by Christ for all the sins of all the elect.

News Item6/12/19 12:15 PM
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sister MS,

Thank you for that update. Will lift you and your situation before our Lord.

Still praying you might consider personal contact as opposed to contact thru this public domain

News Item6/12/19 10:42 AM
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I never said we speak these truths to the unregenerate. These truths are made known by God to His elect, but never in their unregenerate state.
Perhaps it would be beneficial to not read more into my statements than what is given.

This is how it always goes on this forum, truth is given and then the trouble starts. Things are read into comments that simply aren't there or were not implied. Arguments are presented by me, and no one bothers to consider what was said. This can be verified by going through my comments and seeing if any responded to my questions.
Or, what I present is twisted.
It is usually due to a lack of understanding the topic at hand. God's truth will be imparted to His elect in due time. There are some here I care not to engage, you simply cannot get through to a pride filled sinner. Only the Spirit of God can bring about right understanding, and that starts with God given humility.

I have no desire to continue in this pointless debate. May God truly bless His elect with a deeper knowledge and understanding of His word.

News Item6/12/19 10:06 AM
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How do they hear and how/why do they respond? 'But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned' 1 Cor. 2:14
How does this natural man, this dead in trespasses and sin sinner hear and come to Christ when the bible says they cannot do so in their 'natural' state?
The word "natural" here stands opposed evidently to "spiritual." It denotes those who are governed and influenced by the natural instincts; the animal passions and desires, in opposition to those who are influenced by the Spirit of God. It refers to unregenerate people; but it has also not merely the idea of their being unregenerate, but that of their being influenced by the animal passions or desires. See the note on 1 Corinthians 15:44. The word "sensual" would correctly express the idea. The word is used by the Greek writers to denote that which man has in common with the brutes - to denote that they are under the influence of the senses, or the mere animal nature, in opposition to reason and conscience - Bretschneider.' -A.Barnes commentary
2 Peter 1:10 doesn't imply you have the ability to secure your own salvation.
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