Sure, you read a lot of Paul, but you ought to be reading all of Paul.
How did the apostle conclude all men to be dead in sin and nature's night. "Simple," he says, "merely take the fact that Christ died for all men, and that in itself proves that all men were dead in sin, requiring a work of grace. If some were not dead, then Christ would not have needed to die for them, they could have made their own way."
p.s. If you want to debate my scripture for this, please do so. No-one else has yet to have a go, preferring to ignore it and hope it goes away. But it is in both your Bible and mine, and it behoves us to get to grips with it.
John Yurich USA wrote: With the way that the world economy is there is no doubt that the Great Tribulation Period is very nigh and thus the Second Coming Of Jesus is also very nigh.
That being so JY, you'd better rush to join a REAL church immediately.
The Real Church is the Presbyterian Church teaching the truth of Scriptures, by the Reformed or Calvinist Doctrines of Grace.
"The Father imposed His wrath due unto, and the Son underwent punishment for, either:
All the sins of all men. All the sins of some men, or Some of the sins of all men. In which case it may be said:
That if the last be true, all men have some sins to answer for, and so, none are saved. That if the second be true, then Christ, in their stead suffered for all the sins of all the elect in the whole world, and this is the truth. But if the first be the case, why are not all men free from the punishment due unto their sins?"
You answer, "Because of unbelief."
I ask, Is this unbelief a sin, or is it not? If it be, then Christ suffered the punishment due unto it, or He did not. If He did, why must that hinder them more than their other sins for which He died?" (John Owen)
Wasn't the "first global political casualty of the credit crunch" the abandonment of free market principles by the U.S. government and electorate? I think that will have a much bigger effect globally than anything that happens in Iceland.
I do agree that it is refreshing to hear of a politician take responsibility for anything negative. Now if we could just get AlGore to take responsibility for all the global warming that his invention, the Internet, is causing by consuming trillions of megawatts annually....
Mr Sigurdsson has decided to take responsibility....wow,a politicion is taking the blame for his part in Iceland`s mess. Bravo. The crowd in this part of the world are too busy parroting "not me guv-nowt to do with me -blame the USA". I think i`ve got the script off word perfect.