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- member since June 15, 2010
OReilly D’s last login was Friday, March 4, 2011.
Gosh, it seems like I have somehow touched a very tender nerve - - I hope I wasn't offensive in anything I wrote; the last thing I want to do is attack people who are not Calvinists (or Christians for that matter) in order to make them feel bad for their beliefs. In this regards I have always felt George Whitfield (a Calvinist) and the Wesley's (Arminians) set a good example for us; they loved and worked with each other in spite of their theological differences. Again, please forgive me if I have been rude or offensive, it was not my intention. And I will certainly consider your thoughts below, and read your link.
Hi Dan: Sorry to hear you have such a visceral reaction to JC - - he, and the other reformers, were just trying to be faithful to the scriptures. One of the major tenants of the reformation was sola scriptura . . . the word of God alone is our final standard in matters of life and doctrine. My main hope is to maintain an open mind as I study the scriptures, especially to the plethora of passages that speak to both mankind's responsibility as well as to God's sovereignty . . . and the passages that speak of God's common grace to all mankind, and his electing grace to his chosen people . . . without pitting the two against each other. "As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend" (Proverbs 27:7). Thank you for your note!
Ostensiblly it does - - in that the marginal notes supposedly reflects Reformational theology (John Calvin, etc.). However the notes are written by current theologians; NOT by John Calvin or Martin Luther. Hope this helps.
By the way, I very much appreciated following your Camus discussion on the Nobel Prize site . . . I've just been too swamped to actively participate. :(
Hi, Jo. I received your messages. Been very busy but I think I have most of my work under control--I didn't say completed. Wouldn't be nice to have a profitable book store. Many small and independent book store are closing. The online and chain book stores are surviving this bad economy. But hang on to that dream.
Drop by one of my blogs and check out the new blurb and art work for Lucien and Christina: A Vampire Love Story. www.msprissy-dreamweaver.blogspot.com/
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