[sword-devel] Doctrinal Statement
Troy A. Griffitts
Mon, 31 Jul 2000 00:09:19 -0700
Hear, hear! Well said. But seeings as though times like these cause
all of us to study The Word (our purpose here). Let's discuss Our God
and what He says about Himself here:
Hope this is an acceptable alternative to flooding the list-serv
John Keiser wrote:
> 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 :)
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> > 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...