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Sincere Questions for My Calvinists Friends 

1: Why preach ‘repent or perish’ when the non-elect can’t repent and the elect can’t perish?

2: How can God hold the non-elect responsible for ‘not believing’ and damn them for it, when He deliberately did not give them the faith to enable them to believe in the first place?

3: If Christ has already made an efficacious atonement for the sins of an elect person, is that elect person actually lost during the period prior to their being saved?

4: During the period before an elect person gets saved, how are they condemned already (for not believing) when their unbelief (which is a sin) has already been paid for by Christ on the cross?

5: If repentance is a gift only given to the elect, what did Jesus mean when He said that some of the people in hell would have repented if they had had the same opportunity as the people to whom He preached?

6: Why does the Spirit of God strive and convict some sinners who later prove, by dying and going to hell, that they were non-elect? What is the purpose of such movings of the Spirit?

Sister Kim Knisely Williams

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Celebrity Preacher Follower? 

Sometimes when I quote one of Jesus’ “tough”, “religiously incorrect” statements, some church folks, who it seems suffer from selective outrage syndrome, will snarl something like, “Who do you think you are Glenn, to disagree with________________ (insert name of celebrity preacher here)?”

My question, “Who does aforementioned celebrity preacher think he is to disagree with Jesus?”

And what’s more, “Who do you think you are to take the word of some millionaire, private jetting, mansion dwelling, snake oil selling, Bible denying, religious huckster over the words of the Creator of the universe??”

Maybe they’re right and I’m just ornery.

Ps Happy New Year

Glenn C.