Learning to Share

Jeremy was flying down West Mountain on his skis. The problem was, he had no idea how he’s gotten to the mountain, or up the lift, or onto this trail. The last thing he remembered was lying down on his bed for a nap.

Fortunately, Jeremy was a good skier, and this was a beginner trail. He quickly got his balance, and made it safely down the mountain. Thinking this might be a dream, he headed for the lodge, and saw his Miata in the parking lot. But where were his keys? He felt his pockets and found the keys in his right front pocket. He knew this wasn’t a dream, and he was confused and scared. What was he doing here? How had he gotten here?

The idea briefly occurred to him that since he was here, he might as well stay and enjoy the slopes, but he quickly pushed it from his mind. What the hell was going on? Taking off his skis, he made his way to his sports car, and tried to calm down. He tried fruitlessly to remember anything after laying down earlier that day.

“Fuck,” he said as he sat in the driver’s seat, unable to remember a thing.

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Stephen C. Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis

Dr. Meyer’s new book is available for preorder at this link. I watched this interview and was captivated by the intelligence and style of Eric Metaxas, he is a comic genius. Dr. Meyer was philosophically fabulous as always. I’m going to be giving hardcover copies of this book away as Christmas presents, let’s keep changing the world with the truth of Intelligent Design!

Is Eternal Security of the Believer True, Or Can We Choose to Walk Away from God?

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The first question we want to ask in answering this question, is, “does the Bible teach eternal security?” And the answer is yes. Romans 8:29,30 says:

29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family.[v] 30 And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Here Paul says that those God chooses (foreknew) and predestines, God also glorifies. The word glorified is in the past tense, because according to Paul, as far as God is concerned, those he chooses are already certain to be glorified. So it would seem that the Bible teaches eternal security of the believer, but not so fast. We see from this passage and from Romans 9, that Paul taught what is popularly known today as Calvinism. But is Paul justified in teaching Calvinism? The answer is no. Continue reading