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Some Revised Calvinistic Parables..

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What man of you, having no sheep, does not leave his home and go after a sheep that has never been in his possession?  And when he has found a sheep that has also been looking for him, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying:  “Rejoice with me, for this sheep and I have found one another!” Or what woman, possessing no silver coins, if she desires some money, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefull … [Read more...]

Spitting into the Sky

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At the end of C S Lewis’ Til We Have Faces there is this amazing scene. The protagonist, Orual, at the end of her life comes to face the gods. She has long had complaints against them for how they run their universe and the circumstances she has endured. She comes with her case against them – a large book – but arriving finds only a small scrap of paper scribbled with accusations. She reads her complaints to them again and again but they do not respond. In the end it is her complaint against the … [Read more...]

God was BIG at TGC13

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Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from Brendan McCaskell. Brendan has a B.A. in Business Administration and Biblical Studies from Canadian Mennonite University. He is also a youth pastor at City Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Find his blog at Reformed Ramblings.The Gospel Coalition bi-annual conference took place in sunny Orlando, Florida, a welcome relief from the (still!) two feet of snow in Winnipeg, Canada. Thousands of people gathered together with a single purpose: To revel in Go … [Read more...]

Why did God create Satan?

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Recently someone asked me this question: Why did God create Satan and allow (or predestine?) him and so many other angels to turn against God, and why did God allow (or, again, predestine?) Satan to successfully tempt our first parents in the garden? This is a loaded question and one that we must answer carefully. I'm going to answer this question in 5 parts.1. It was necessary to have the fall so that God could then have a reason to die for our sins thereby demonstrating that God can and … [Read more...]

Does God HATE the ones whom He will not save?

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Many of us would be quick to say that God's love is universal to all mankind. The majority of us grew up singing songs like "Jesus loves me" and "Jesus loves the little children" in which one line in the song states: "Jesus loves all the children of the world".This is something I struggled with recently that was spurred on by a few comments made on my post, Westboro Baptist No More. In the doctrine of election we know that God unconditionally chooses people before the foundation of the world … [Read more...]

Rob Bell is changing God, just like he changed Hell. (Video)

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Thoughts? Is Rob Bell even on your radar anymore? … [Read more...]

What to do when you don’t ‘feel’ God

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Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from my friend, Casey Cease. Casey is an Acts 29 Church Planter in Magnolia Texas and will be releasing his debut book, Tragedy to Truth mid-February.These seasons of darkness are not only common, but are necessary for our maturity as followers of Jesus. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 As a minister of the gospel and a follower of Jesus, I have counseled many Christians who were experie … [Read more...]


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