Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era.
Many people in Europe and the Western Hemisphere are staging angry protests against Israel‚Äôs military action in Gaza. One of the talking points against Israel is that far more Palestinian civilians have been killed by Israeli military attacks than the number of Israeli civilians killed by the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel that started this latest military conflict....
From the real facts wrote: The point is not about Calvinism it is about a difference in theology - yours and mine....
Well,I obviously pale in comparison to your many post, but I do still have a trail of 25 pages courtesy of SA.(their choice) You show me the statement I made that backs you third point. I will contend, not out of hatred as you say, but from sound Scriptural principle that Covenant theology is not rightly dividing the Word of truth. We obviously then will not see eye to eye, I will respect your view of faith and appreciate if you would stop inaccurately labeling me. Have enough confidence in your own beliefs that you don't have to belittle those who disagree with you. You say it is not about Calvinism but then say I am anti-Calvinistic and Arminian. (you'd never know that from my library) Those statements come across as incongruous to me.
Again, I have no desire to start a debate in this thread concerning these things, I been around enough years to know it goes nowhere and simply discourages the heart of the dear brothers and sisters who come here for genuine fellowship and encouragement. Thank you for your kind wishes and I trust God is also with you.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Without going into specifics, my answer would no. Furthermore, anyone who would answer those series of questions with 100% affirmation is showing two things: 1. The don't know how to rightly divide the Word of truth. 2. The are placing the word of man above the Word of God. 3. that affirmed your accusation so now you are trying to create one.
The point is not about Calvinism it is about a difference in theology - yours and mine. In other words how we both read the Bible. After we have read the Bible we can ask, "Are we correct or wrong in our understanding and comprehension?" and "Whom do we agree with?"
1. You are judging the Reformed church and stating your disagreement. 2. We could say exactly the same back to you. If you reject the Reformed confessions and state your own reading of and exegesis of Scripture is superior or more accurate, then that is your (word of man - ie UPS). 3. I've been on this site for years so I already recognise your position and identify you as Arminian/free will theologically. Which of course is why you are anti-Calvinism, and could not agree with those references. That is usually the case. God be with you.
From the real facts wrote: Calvinism is Biblically accurate and entirely Biblical in doctrine. For example TULIP is straight out of Scripture and contains only Bible teaching. The WCF was written by such Calvinists and also reflects accurately the doctrines of Scripture. Also the Canons of Dordt are entirely Biblically accurate. Do you agree?
I hestitate to answer because for one I don't want to get this thread into a discussion on the merits of tulip, the wcf or calvinism. Secondly I don't want to come across as unkind. So, will give you answer with those two points being understood.
Without going into specifics, my answer would no.
Furthermore, anyone who would answer those series of questions with 100% affirmation is showing two things:
1. The don't know how to rightly divide the Word of truth.
2. The are placing the word of man above the Word of God.
Also I take it you found (or did not bother to look)no post of mine that affirmed your accusation so now you are trying to create one.
Unprofitable Servant wrote: you will look in vain to find a post of mine (there are 25 pages for your viewing pleasure) that backs up your nonfactual statement
Calvinism is Biblically accurate and entirely Biblical in doctrine. For example TULIP is straight out of Scripture and contains only Bible teaching. The WCF was written by such Calvinists and also reflects accurately the doctrines of Scripture. Also the Canons of Dordt are entirely Biblically accurate. Do you agree?
Hollis N wrote: Muslims are being killed by Israel and the western world gets all upset and starts complaining. Muslims are killing muslims in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt and so on around the world - And the western world just accepts it as natural. "Anti-Semitism"??? Or is it just support your local terrorist?
Farley Weiss wrote: A Palestinian Arab terrorist who murders Israelis knows they could have streets named after them, and have Palestinian Arab children be taught to emulate them. In Israel, all murderers are condemned across the board, and are severely punished.
Oh, Amercians turned off their brains in the 1950's when t.v. became widespread.
From the real facts wrote: Ups you stick to your free will save yourself project and never mind what the Bible says.
From the real facts need to consider changing your moniker, as you will look in vain to find a post of mine (there are 25 pages for your viewing pleasure) that backs up your nonfactual statement concerning my beliefs. Thanks
yes, people have stopped thinking. They don't seem to have normal emotional reactions (doesn't help that human emotions have been called psychosis in psychiatry circles) or even defense mechanisms for self preservation. I think its the fluoride and tv, or possibly a spiritual hold over the country.
2Corinthians 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
2Thessalonians 2:10-12 ...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.