"If my understanding of predestination is not correct, then my sin is compounded, since I would be slandering the saints who by opposing my view are fighting for the angels." (RC Sproul, Chosen by God, pg. 14)
"Answer all [the Calvinists'] objections, as occasion offers, both in public and private. But take care to do this with all possible sweetness both of look and of accent...Make it a matter of constant and earnest prayer, that God would stop the plague."
"God sovereignly decreed that man should be free to exercise moral choice, and man from the beginning has fulfilled that decree by making his choice between good and evil. When he chooses to do evil, he does not thereby countervail the sovereign will of God but fulfills it, inasmuch as the eternal decree decided not which choice the man should make but that he should be free to make it. If in His absolute freedom God has willed to give man limited freedom, who is there to stay His hand or say, 'What doest thou?' Man’s will is free because God is sovereign. A God less than sovereign could not bestow moral freedom upon His creatures. He would be afraid to do so." A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God
"Besides, even true and living faith in Christ precedes regeneration strictly taken, and consisting of the mortification or death of the old man, and the vivification of the new man...For Christ becomes ours by faith, and we are engrafted into Christ, are made members of his body, of his flesh and of his bones, and, being thus planted with him, we coalesce or are united together, that we may draw from him the vivifying power of the Holy Spirit, by which power the old man is mortified and we rise again into a new life." [Works Vol.2 pg. 233, Wesleyan Heritage Collection].
Let me quote some very very controversial Scriptures first:::>
Pro 26:1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.
Pro 26:2 Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight.
Pro 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
So, do you see it?
This is God’s Word and I guarantee you if you were a politician and got up and pledged to follow the Council of Jerusalem on the “curse” and “causeless” you would not only not receive any votes except from people like me, you most likely would be arrested, tried and convicted to death by torture without any appeals!
The Council of Jerusalem:::>
Act 15:13 After they finished speaking, James replied, “Brothers, listen to me.
Act 15:14 Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name.
Act 15:15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written,
Act 15:16 “‘After this I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it,
Act 15:17 that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things
Act 15:18 known from of old.’
Act 15:19 Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God,
Act 15:20 but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood.
Several translation use the word “fornication” instead of the words “sexual immorality”.
The Proverb says the CURSE CAUSELESS shall not come.
What does this mean and how does this verse so adversely promote Pro-Choice?
Well, its simple. If you “choose to fornicate” and there is a pregnancy, that is a choice you must uphold. Abortion is not an option.
The Council of Jerusalem is the only option God gives humanity!
Now I know that is very idealistic that we should preach abstaining from sexual intercourse outside of Godly marriage and teach our young people, m/f, that virginity is the only station in life until the marriage altar and the consumation of the vows!
In this world we indeed will have tribulations.
Will the sexes continue to fornicate and girls and women continue to have God’s touch on their womb and open them? Yes.
Abortion is not an option. It is a curse. And the curse causeless shall not come!
Do you want to vote for me to be the next leader of the free world? 🙂 If that platform laid out above is what you can get behind, then vote for me or likeminded politicians, whoever they are!
Realistically, if reading this and you know that you know that you know that you are a member of the Church, the Bride of Christ, the Wife of the Lamb, then this verse are yours too:::>
Rev 1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Isn’t your McCain candidate also pro-abortion? How should that affect your choice?
I read this article during the week suggesting that a person false to party principles does more damage than someone true to his incorrect agenda.
I don’t like McCain much either. I remembered hearing that McCain was pro-choice early in his candidacy but lately it seems that he is not (or has at least changed is stance some). Even if he is, it is not to the same degree as Obama who is not only pro-abortion but looks to violate the rights of those who want to promote pro-life views. That was the part of the article that I found most disturbing. Really, I am not happy at all about the choices I have this election. I was tempted not to vote at all for a while and then thought I would register a protest vote (but for whom?). But I hate to waste a vote when one of these candidates will make it to the white house. So I am leaning towards McCain by default as I cannot bring myself to vote for Obama, and I agree more fundamentally with the Republican Party. Obama really does seem to have socialist tendencies which I find rather scary. What a mess. I will read the article you linked to.
I do not like to get into politics in my comments on the internet, but from what I have seen, McCain has been clearly pro life for many years. Check these links out: