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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Let's get ready to Rumble!

2007/04/25
Let's get ready to Rumble!
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Author: tartanarmy (10:23 am)



It is sincerely my prayer, that open discussion/debate will eventuate between Dr James White and Mr Steve Gregg.
Dr White has already been responding to some of Mr Gregg's audio series upon Calvinism on the Dividing Line, and Steve has responded and showed a willingness for something to happen.



The Church needs to hear this. I am rather hoping for a series of debates for DVD distribution to the Churches.

Here is a link to Steve Gregg's "Narrow Path" forums where a little bit of discussion is under way. I hope everyone keeps calm and sticks to the points!

http://www.wvss.com/forumc/viewforum.php?f=29

Mark

Sunday, April 15, 2007

W.W.J.S

2007/04/14
W.W.J.S
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Author: tartanarmy (10:42 am)


I came across this post from a reformed Christian web blog, and was stunned at the mindset behind it, and especially so, when the writer himself is a 5 point Calvinist!
I am coming across more of this mindset in these last days, and fully expect this opinion to become by far the prevalent view on the evangelical landscape, if not already “the” view.

It is aimed at a Calvinist like me, but really it applies to no Calvinist I ever knew or any Calvinist I ever read.
Let’s see how I would approach this.

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HOW sad it must be for those in the high and hyper-Calvinistic camps whose young children, baptized or not, look up at them at two and one half years old and asks, "Did Jesus die for me?" Why? Because, generally, those people who are asked such things must answer the question with another question, usually something like, "Well, do you believe Jesus died for you? If you do, then he did!" In other words, "No, kid, He didn't unless you're elect, and we can only know (or assume) you are elect if you tell us you believe in Jesus. So, actually, maybe yes and maybe no. It just depends on whether or not your are elect!" Or what about a man whose unbelieving wife is on her death bed after battling cancer, and she looks to him in fear, sorrow, and grief and asks with all the strength she can muster, "Did Jesus die for me?" What is a high or hyper-Calvinist going to say? What can he say? What should he say? Why can he say what he says? Why can't he say what he says?

I wonder, if one cannot answer, "Yes," without equivocation, pause and/or qualification, to both that child and that dying wife, then has one really read Calvin? WWJS ("What Would John Say")?




Ok, let me have a shot at this..

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HOW sad it must be for those in the high and hyper-Calvinistic camps whose young children, baptized or not, look up at them at two and one half years old and asks, "Did Jesus die for me?"




First of all, notice the subtle linking of High Calvinism with Hyper Calvinism, and yet the two positions are really poles apart!, but not with modern so called “moderate/low/non?” Calvinists like this writer pondering this so called conundrum.

My answer.
Child, Jesus Christ indeed died for all kinds of sinners. He came to save sinners! Sinners just like you and me! We must only believe in Him and we shall be saved! For whosoever believes, shall be saved.
Man that was just too easy! Next,

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Why? Because, generally, those people who are asked such things must answer the question with another question, usually something like, "Well, do you believe Jesus died for you? If you do, then he did!" In other words, "No, kid, He didn't unless you're elect, and we can only know (or assume) you are elect if you tell us you believe in Jesus. So, actually, maybe yes and maybe no. It just depends on whether or not your are elect!"


Nonsense! Pure nonsense.
Are we by default, to assume that Jesus just saves everyone!
I find it funny, that in the New Testament, Jesus often answered enquirers with his own questions!
These biblical facts are lost on the modern convert with his liberal, emotional meandering.

If you will come to Jesus, you will discover that His death avails for you.
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Or what about a man whose unbelieving wife is on her death bed after battling cancer, and she looks to him in fear, sorrow, and grief and asks with all the strength she can muster, "Did Jesus die for me?"


What would John say?
Well, has not John already said it.

For God in so loving this world of Jews and Gentiles, has given His one and only Son, so that all the believers shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
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What is a high or hyper-Calvinist going to say? What can he say? What should he say? Why can he say what he says? Why can't he say what he says?


I just said it, or rather John has said it, hasn’t he?
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I wonder, if one cannot answer, "Yes," without equivocation, pause and/or qualification, to both that child and that dying wife, then has one really read Calvin? WWJS ("What Would John Say")?


Oh I get it now! Man, I was thinking of the Apostle John all along, not John Calvin!
Why are these moderates so fixed upon men all the time, even great uninspired men whom they twist to their own fancy!
Indeed, what would John say?

Mark

A High Calvinist who does not fear John 3:16!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Amen James, Amen!

2007/04/11
Amen James, Amen!
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Author: tartanarmy (5:50 am)



Was just checking some of my files and came across a little snippet of truth from Dr James White.
Encouraged me greatly, especially after my time at Unchained forums.

http://www.box.net/shared/hnkm8ilcg8