Now that you've started your shenanigans again after lying and telling everyone you were gone forever and allegedly apologized to everyone you've offended (but only generally, because it wasn't genuine and you're a coward to do so individually and personally); and after being addressed by board authority to stop your silliness... I encourage you to just give it a rest. If you don't, I will reciprocate your neg reps until you have none. I will fill your PM box incessantly, as you have mine. I will clutter your VMs. Your ridiculous childish vendetta will stop one way or another, or it will be turned on your head. Now... You have a nice evening, and there's no need for us to interact if you can just keep to yourself. Thanks.
It's not my manners that are the problem, Nancy. Get over yourself and grow up. Stop provoking and constantly neg repping and sending me PMs. Neg reps are not to be a personal vendetta campaign. Give it a rest, Lucy.
You're pathetic. Do you really think your conduct on TOL is what representing Christ is all about? Harassment, badgering, and a constant flow of neg reps while making everything personal rather than about subject matter? Get a life.
Calvinists don't always think things through! If the elect are already chosen then, why witness to them to begin with?
How does anyone come to Christ? The ordinary means is by the hearing of the gospel preached. Why preach? Because God commanded it. You see the command is to stir up the faithful such that they bring about the means (preaching) by which God regenerates His children. We do not know who the children of God are beforehand so the command to go into all nations, etc., is to see to it these persons come to hear the good news and be converted.
God's eternal decree includes all the means required to effect the actuality of that decree. In other words, God decrees the ends as well as the means to the ends.
Yes, the Reformed have thought this through by careful study of Holy Writ.