Theological, Historical, and Pastoral Reflections
If only they would have had this technology at the time of the first century Christians. Ha ha.
Dr. Ascol, I must confess, what began as a search on election of political officers ended up being a constant craving for good theology that I can't seem to break from. I was doing a search for what destination I would choose for my next vaction, and out popped a link about Predestination. I can't stop reading reformed literature. This habit of mine has led me to buy all kinds of books by AW Pink, Charles Spurgeon, CJ Mahaney, James Boice, and I just sent off my check for By His Grace and For His Glory. I can't seem to stop. I really need Net Finney. I tried to read books like What Love is This and Trouble with the Tulip to help my terrible habits of reading reformed literature, but it didn't work. I need help, do you think Net Finney will work for me?
The Romans had something like it for Christians called 'The Arena' but it was buggy. Modern technology is much cleaner.Josh"...the word of God is not bound."--2 Timothy 2:9
Given the state of theological knowledge among some SBC pastors, I sure do wish that one day somebody would really once and for all net Finney.
I feel a song coming on...I have decided I was predestined.I have decided 'twas his election.I have decided 'twas unconditioned.No turning back, no turning back.Oh, someone stop me, please!
Thanks for the laugh, Tom.doglover, I guess that's your attempt at satirical comeback? If only you could see the sweet mercies of sovereign grace you would "turn things around" and become a Godlover instead.
Klay, not at all! I was joining in the fun. I guess it got lost in translation. My apologies.BTW, DoGLover = Doctrines of Grace Lover.
DoGLover: For the record, I got your sense of humor and thought it quite funny and I am reformed in my doctrine.
Thanks, Debbie. I feel better.For the record, I am thoroughly reformed and reforming.
doglover:I thought it was funny, too...I just assumed you were a "dog-lover" (I have a Jack Russell Terrier), but being a DoGLover is even better.
Keith, I do love dogs, but I was actually inspired by the moniker, DoGPreacher. I don't know him, but the name impressed me.I first encountered the doctrines of grace through JM Boice's 4-book series, "The Foundations of the Christian Faith." I also heard JI Packer & Ernie Riesinger speak at a conference. As I recall, both men (especially Dr. Packer) manifested that rare balance of a firm, uncompromising conviction of the truth of God's Word and a self-effacing humor that mark real Christian statesmen.It's good to be able to laugh at ourselves and our troubles as long as we don't trivialize the Word of God.
Dear Dr. Ascol,Thanks for the funny. Being a nonCalvinist myself, I think a good laugh is sometimes worth more than doctrinal hairspliting.I trust your day is well. With that, I am...Peter
How providential is this?!I taught Thomas Slawson (tominabox) in Physics of Music at Mississippi College. Didn't realize what he was up to, that is, going to Siberia on mission. And my "heart" lies with the people of the former Soviet block . Wayto go Slawson family.Pozdravlyiyoo!
"We lost our pastor to this mess."You would think the child happened on to a porn site. Thank goodness for the Caners and their desire to protect us. BTW, di dyou ever notice that people who mature in their faith embrace the doctrines of grace? I don't know of a single instance where a calvinist embraced a more pelagian view. We don't grow down do we?
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