[sword-devel] Doctrinal Statement

John Keiser sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 31 Jul 2000 00:45:36 -0600

Please stop this debate now.  This is WAY off topic and this particular
thread is going to pollute this mailing list, I can see it already.

You can voice your assent to this message by not responding to it :)


> -----Original Message-----
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> darwin@ichristian.com
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> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Doctrinal Statement
> Gary Amirault writes:
> > "Why can't we all just get along?" is great in the context of
> peace in the
> > inner city, but theologically, it is the road to Hell.
> >
> > Gary: I thought "hell" was predestined from the foundation of
> the world. One
> > doesn't walk on a road to get there, one is born into simply for being
> > created. What a sick sick god, or a sick sick view of the God
> who said He
> > "will have all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth."
> So everyone will be saved?  Then why evangelize?  Leave the heathen alone,
> or better yet, join them, since they seem to be having all of the fun...
> Gary didn't write that, I did.  But by studying I have to say "Yes", God
> destines some to Hell, which is where we all deserve to go!  I struggled
> with this for wuite a while, and still don't fully undeerstand
> it, nor will
> I until God tells me himself after my resurrection.
> One either has to believe that some are destined to Hell, or that God's
> will can be circumvented by a mere man.  I can tell you which ones most
> churches preach, because it puts people in the pews.
> It is a hard teaching, but when you understand that Hell is where we would
> all end up if not for God's mercy, it brings about gratitude and
> thanksgiving.
> The fact that I used symbolic language, as scripture does in this case,
> does not indicate that it is a journey, but that the way is narrow.
> Remember to treat symbolic language symbolically, or you will
> have to climb
> back into your mother's womb to be born again...  ;-)
> --
>    Darwin Gregory
>    Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
>    Evolution is a myth...