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Occasional musings drawn from the depths of my Reformed faith and the relative shallowness of my daily life.
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  1. Views of the Eschaton

    For me, when it comes to views of the end times, any view, including, dispensational, and even historic premillennial (so-called non-dispensational Premillennialism), that encompasses earthly millennial reigning dishonorably implies Our Lord has abdicated from sitting at the right hand of God (e.g., Eph. 1:20-23; Col. 3:1-4; Rom. 8:34). I refuse to go there.

    Post-millennial views are basically amillennial views, with recapitulation—parallels covering the same ground from different ...
  2. Want to actually understand predestination? Ask a Calvinist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Pate View Post
    How in the world can anyone have faith in a God that predestinates people to hell before they are born?

    Not unexpectedly, Robert's latest blog article is but more evidence of his numerous erroneous views, especially concerning his hobby-horse, Calvinism.

    Unless on is a heretical hyper-Calvinist, those so destined for eternal punishment were contemplated by God as already fallen in Adam (a fallen lump of clay). They were not contemplated by God to be morally neutral. Thus,
  3. 1 John 2:2 and "world"

    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    I believe 1 John 2:2 also and it contradicts the idea that "world" means the world of the elect

    2 And He Himself is the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for OUR sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world 1 John 2:2.
    You need to be more careful in your view of the verse in question. On needs to understand the context as well as how the author, John, uses words in Scripture. Lifting a verse outside of these things will lead to the erroneous claims you are making. ...
  4. Eternal Functional Subordination of the Son Debate

    In these debates we are told that...
    “..if we do not have economic subordination, then there is no inherent difference in the way the three persons relate to one another,” such that, if we reject eternal functional subordination (EFS), “we do not have the three distinct persons existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for all eternity.”
    Src: Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Grand Rapids: Zondervan,1994) p. 251.

    Further, from Grudem's
  5. The Justice of God

    Quote Originally Posted by Bright Raven View Post
    If God is not just, He is not God!!! Man does choose God;
    Justice is that rectitude of character which leads to the treatment of others in strict accordance with their deserts.

    God's justice does not differ in any respect of this attribute of God as is seen among His rational creatures. The exception is that God's justice is perfect while that of His creatures is imperfect. God's justice is impartial, the justice of His creatures is partial.

    However, these
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