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About DaveW

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    Resident Aussie and general dumb bloke
  • Birthday 09/30/1968

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  1. DaveW added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    A fun exercise to keep you busy for a while.
    Open a browser window and in the search bar type "tulip calvin" or some such.
    Find a site that promotes this system.
    Don't  read all their fluff.
    Cut and paste their 5 tulip points into a document. Not just the 5 point sentences but the explanation paragraphs with the verse references.
    Get off the site as quickly as possible.
    Now the fun starts.
    Copy or type the text of every reference they use underneath the relevant point. Probably take you about 12 pages all up.
    See if they actually are relevant to the point they are making - not all of them are.
    Then add all the verses you can think of that also talk of the subject. For instance, when they say no man seeks after God, look up the verses that show that men DO seek after God, and those verses where unsaved men are called to seek after God.
    You might be surprised at the number of relevant verses they simply ignore because they actually say the opposite of what they want.
    Make your own judgement as to whether the arguments are relevant, right, or even if the verses fit, and whether important verses were ignored.
    This is not hard to do, and you will be amazed at the misused verses and the ignored verses, both of which are essentially misused or ignored to fit them into the system.
    Don't  even think about following their "logic" - simply let the Bible verses show the truth of their position. But don't simply accept their references - look at each one, and search out other references that are valid. There are many.
  2. DaveW added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    Pro 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. 
    Yes, what a ridiculous term to use. ..
    What does it matter if the elect hear or not? - they are elect and so MUST come to salvation.
  3. DaveW added an answer to a question: Election   

    In general, Independent Baptist Churches are not calvinistic, but that theology has infiltrated IFB as it has elsewhere, so you will find IFB churches that hold to this theology.
    The majority on this board are not calvinistic, and as I mentioned, the board's official position is not calvinistic.
  4. DaveW added an answer to a question: Election   

    If you are trying to establish the board position on these matters then we can make it very simple:
    There is a doctrinal statement for the board, amongst which is a statement that is not supportive of Calvinism.
    If you are here to promote that form of doctrine you will most likely find yourself unwelcome.
    If you are here to fellowship and discuss without causing trouble then you will be welcome.
    There have been the former here who have been banned. There are currently some of the latter who hold to calvinism but do not fuss about it.
  5. DaveW added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    John, this is a broad statement that is not universally true.
    Some do, but not all - just as some so called Baptists don't preach the truth.
  6. DaveW added a post in a topic: Revelation chapter 19-22 Study.   

    The mod responsible gave reasons.
    Just because you don't like those reasons does mean you can lie about it.
  7. DaveW added a post in a topic: Revelation chapter 19-22 Study.   

    You have misrepresented what he has said. 
    He has explained a little more - his point of it being a secret coming is correct, although I think he has been short of the full conclusion.
    As a thief, there is no prior warning - he comes secretly. No thief announces his arrival.
    But when he has completed his task, it is no longer secret.
    If you disagree with his premise that only saints will hear his shout, then show it by Scripture.
    But after He has come for His saints, there is no way it will remain secret. This is implied in Alan's statement, but not clearly stated.
    It must however be true, for there is no way that the saints all being removed from Earth at the same time would go unnoticed.
    There is absolutely no statement, overt nor implied, that the shout will be a whisper. This is a misrepresentation.
  8. DaveW added a post in a topic: Revelation chapter 19-22 Study.   

    That's not what he said.
  9. DaveW added a post in a topic: Palindrome   

    Why isn't the word "palindrome" a palindrome?
    Kinda like, why is the word "abbreviated" so long?  
  10. DaveW added a post in a topic: A glitch?   

    Well we seem to have a glitch in the system somewhere.
    It has become apparent that there are members who are not IFB who have access to those parts of the forum which are for IFB only.
    I sent a pm to brother Matt about my suspicion, but he has not read it yet (He is a busy man).
    But in fact I am not certain my PM's are working as I don't seem to be getting replies.
  11. DaveW added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    That is a lie - he exposed this foul doctrine for what it is. He did not devise arguments - each and every argument he refuted has been proffered to him by teachers of this false doctrine.
    He was banned because he lost patience with the false teachers.
  12. DaveW added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    John, you will be familiar with the fact that we occasionally get invasions from other sites and those people have intent to cause trouble.
    They are normally dealt with quickly because their position is blatantly obvious.
    Well just check the last lot of new members and see the subject and tone of their posts.
    If this guy is genuine about wanting fellowship, all he has to do is stop pushing a teaching which is clearly against the forum doctrinal statement, and start enjoying fellowship.
  13. DaveW added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    I think there is value in discussing the matter, but not with someone who has so obviously come here to promote this false doctrine, not to discuss it.
  14. DaveW added a post in a topic: Baptist and Calvinism   

    I will point you to the forum doctrinal statement and particularly:
    "Doctrine of Salvation:
    We believe all men are born sinners and deserving of hell. We believe God sent his only begotten Son Jesus Christ into the world to make a substitutionary sacrifice by his death that was sufficient to atone for the sin of the whole world. We believe man was dead in sin and unable to come to God yet the true light, Jesus Christ , "lighteth every man that cometh into the world" and through that universal grace of light every man is freely afforded the opportunity to repent and come to the light. We reject the doctrine that God has chosen some to go to heaven and has not chosen others. Rather we believe that God, who is rich in mercy, has chosen all mankind for salvation but unfortunately some will go to hell because they, by hardness of heart and self will, chose to frustrate the grace of God by rejecting his free gift and trampling under foot the precious blood of Christ. We believe in order to truly pass from death to life a person must repent of their sins and call upon God to receive salvation and remission of sins by grace through faith in Gods promise and Christ's blood. We believe good works do not and can never have any part in salvation, truly all our righteousness is as filthy rags, however if a person is truly saved good works will follow because their heart has been changed by the operation of God."
    ​and suggest that IF your purpose is to promote the vile doctrines of Calvinism then you may find a more welcoming forum elsewhere.​
  15. DaveW added a post in a topic: Reverend?   

    Unless you take it as a title.