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  4. That smallprint was just a joke about another thread, NN. :)
  5. I believe it comes down to whether a person has been genuinely convicted of their sinful state and need of salvation...and whether they are willing to accept their need of salvation in regard to their sinful state and ultimate eternal destination. Some may be convicted, but they are unwilling to accept salvation. In my own personal experience, it took more than once to "convict" me enough to be saved. I didn't respond the first time that I knew I needed salvation. I knew that I needed to be saved, but I rejected it because of my own sinful desires. Some folks aren't willing to give up their selfishness in order to be saved. ...and that's why I said that I wouldn't say that all Calvinists are like that. :) I learned long ago to stop generalizing people...but I still fail at times. :( My thoughts exactly...although, to give the benefit of the doubt...he/she could be a "watcher" who hasn't registered before, and he/she decided to get in while the getting was good. LOL! However, it's just too coincidental. In regard to MacArthur, I find it interesting...and according to his own words...unless he has recanted since I watched the video...he has no testimony of salvation. His "testimony" is that he doesn't recall that there was ever a time that he was saved...just that he's always believed. ...and no, I won't take the time to find the video. I have no desire to. If anyone wants to see it, find it yourself and see for yourself...that's the only way you'll accept it in most cases. I don't mean to be unkind or unwilling to provide proof of my claims, but I just don't have any desire to.
  6. LT Reader Told: Lighthouse Trails is Against Everything! This week, we received a phone call from a Lighthouse Trails reader who told us she was trying to share some of our information with someone she knew. That person asked a leader in ministry about Lighthouse Trails, and the response she got was Lighthouse Trails is against everything! Our reader was asked this question, What IS Lighthouse […] The post LT Reader Told: Lighthouse Trails is Against Everything! appeared first on . View the full article
  7. Let's see...... a new member who, in his first post fully aligns with the Calivinst posts before him. It smacks of "bringing in the reinforcements" from another board. Fortunately folks like this end up shooting themselves in the foot all by themselves. They will eventually expose their agenda for what it is. This is the real "shallow thinking." It's interesting that the new guy uses the same borderline sarcastic and patronizing grammar as the person before him.
  8. I do agree with this and Salyan's original comment, although I'll also say that I think I have seen in 'reformed' writings and conversations with Calvinists a genuine desire to answer questions that naturally occur to all* of us, such as why it is that some people respond to the Gospel with saving faith and others don't. I also wonder whether the whole of systematic theology could similarly be accused, including formulations of doctrines I believe in, such as the Trinity and substitutionary atonement. Some of them I feel quite proud about if I even manage to spell them right. *A contextualised generalisation referring to the totality of the writer's own interactions with persons online and in real life and not in any way a statement or implication about a wider group of people nor a universal claim about humankind.
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  10. That has been my observation all along too. Since becoming aware of Calvinism, the Doctrines of Grace, Reformed Theology, etc. and after studying it to some extent, my conclusion was that it appealed to one's intellect and was a source of pride; in which, it gives somewhat of a worldly credence to Christianity in the eyes of those (in the world) who look on Christians as unlearned and/or simpletons who can't think for themselves in this grand age of enlightenment that we live in. No offence intended, and I won't go as far as to say that all Calvinists are that way, but from what I've studied and seen, that is what the stalwarts of Calvinism lean towards. I don't care how much studying I've done...or anyone else has done. The greatest and deepest truth that I've ever learned is this... Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so. I'll take that over Supraspectacularantisanctimonialbipartisantheographysuperstudieduptothegillsism any day. :) Ban him now.
  11. Calm down dear, you clearly can't cope with someone daring to question your pathetic shallowness, silly girl. Study the Bible properly - you silly boy!
  12. Deserves a double "like" in my opinion. ;)
  13. You know, my observation of Calvinism is that a) it isn't learned from the Bible - it comes from the teaching of men - many books and 'much learning' - and b) it presents itself as an intellectual doctrine and attracts those who are drawn to intellectualism. It often seems to become a point of pride - "see how much more study/learning I have done" or "see how much more I've thought about it than all you peons". Your statement above about 'shallow thinkers' really does reflect this observation, as it displays this as a point of pride in your life (you obviously think that you are a much deeper thinker than anyone who rejects MacArthur or Calvinism). Oh, and I am going to answer a question posed above. You asked if I considered Spurgeon to preach a damnable heresy, and said that if I said yes, I'd condemn one of the greatest preachers of the Western world (thus attempting to negate my statement by the supposed position of the man). I haven't studied Spurgeon much, so I really can't speak to what he did or did not preach. However, if he did teach the 'doctrines of grace' (irresistible grace, total depravity, unconditional election, etc.), than yes, he did preach damnable heresy. And you know what? If he preached such heresy, then perhaps he was not one of the 'greatest preachers of the Western world'. Because the popularity of a man does not define the truth of his teaching. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Gal. 1:8 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. James 2:1 For their is no respect of persons with God. Romans 2:11
  14. It seems to me that modern day evangelicalism has lost its way. At one time all missionary endeavour would be launched with 1 aim - that souls would be saved. Even social, and humanitarian, work was done with the desire to establish a contact so that the Gospel could be brought to people. However, with the advance of political correctness it has now become a definite no-no to tell people they are lost without Christ, and they need to repent of their old ways in turning to Christ. In my work of street evangelism I always emphasis the need for the new-birth and acceptance of Christ as Lord and Saviour. This means a clear break with the old life in accordance with 2nd Cor. 5 v 17. Kind regards to all Bob
  15. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:3,4)
  16. The New Missiology – Doing Missions Without the Gospel LTRJ Note: The following is the content of Roger Oakland’s booklet, The New Missiology – Doing Missions Without the Gospel. We are reposting this important article because Lighthouse Trails has many new readers who may not have seen this. By Roger Oakland Emergent Missiology I must add, though, that I don’t believe making disciples must […] The post The New Missiology – Doing Missions Without the Gospel appeared first on . View the full article
  17. Friday Church News Notes PROMINENT BBFI CHURCH JOINS THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION (Friday Church News Notes, February 24, 2017, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - In the latest example of the changing of the times and the breathtaking collapse of whatever spiritual zeal once existed among Independent Baptists, High Street Baptist Church of Springfield, Missouri, is in the process of joining the Southern Baptist Convention. The 81-year-old church is pastored by Eddie Lyons, who is also the president of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI). The church will be dually aligned with the BBFI and the SBC. Pastor Lyons says, “We have the same heart, the same calling” (“Independent church aligns with Missouri Baptists/SBC,” Baptist Press, Feb. 15, 2017). We have no doubt that Lyons is right... Read More View the full article
  18. Dear bother in Christ, I am happy to let this matter drop as I can see that some people are getting rather worked up. All I will state is that, before you accuse me of disrespect, you should have a good, hard look at the comments you made at the outset. On a lighter note,one hopes you will be in better temper later in the year when the Aussies regain the ashes. Kind regards Bob
  19. I issued a just warning against a false teacher - you disrespected the authority of this forum. Which of these is more in line with Scripture?
  20. How about you issuing apologies to Dr Macarthur for calling him "poison"? I'm happy to let the matter drop as I can see that tempers are rising. Kind regards Bob
  21. Total lack of respect for the moderators......... How about an apology to the moderators. Salyan, OFP, and Jim are moderators, and the way you have spoken to each of them is disrespectful.
  22. You obviously haven't read the last post in this thread, so I'll repeat it "If it upsets shallow thinkers so much I'm happy to let it drop". That should have been sufficient for you to know that i'm not pursuing the subject.
  23. “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, here am I; send me.” (Isaiah 6:8) In this passage we see, perhaps, a hint of the triune nature of the Godhead. It is as if God the Father is inquiring of God the Son and God the Spirit as to whom other than one of them would be an effective representative for them.... More... View the full article
  24. Thank you Bro. Alan. This seems to be a subject that is only lightly touched upon. I am glad you enjoyed it and really appreciate your added comments.
  25. The above points that Shadowfeathers lesson brought out are excellent. Before salvation, we are dead in our sins and it is our nature to sin and disobey God above and His law; we are morally corrupt and spiritually blind. And, as God gives light to every man that he must repent, and that God draws men to Himself, it is up to the individual, through his own free will (the heart), to accept (as Shadowfeathers lesson said, 'respond'), to the salvation that He freely offers. Calvinism (all five points of TULIP), as we previoulsy discussed, is without a biblical foundation, erroneous in its definition of biblical terms (dead in sins, election, predestination, etc...), is a man-made dogma based on the Roman Catholic Church and passed onto our generation by the Reformers (Calvin, etc...). After salvation, as Shadowfeathers timely study brought out, it is the privledge, and honour, for those who have been saved by the mercy and grace of God, to preach the gospel so that others may hear the good news of salvation, and be saved.
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  27. Roger Oakland’s Bryce Homes Live Reports From Kenya From Understand the Times Roger Oakland is currently in Kenya visiting the Bryce Homes Feb 21 – Feb 28. We will be posting trip reports when Roger can get internet access and send them. Please keep Roger and his team in prayer during this time. Report 1 From Kenya Report 2 From Kenya Here […] The post Roger Oakland’s Bryce Homes Live Reports From Kenya appeared first on . View the full article
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