Get out, that’s super exciting and encouraging news!!! More details please! Tell me everything, what did they say!!! What, you got to meet the highly acclaimed RevDrew?! Super Cool!!!
Yesterday, a friend on fb wrote a comment about people beliving God eventually saves all have to throw out free will. I was hooked and ended up in a pretty lengthy conversation. First, about why many of us do believe in free will, what the differences are, and why we believe it. Recently she asked if I believe in wrath and so I explained what kind of wrath. They were trying to say that some children just don’t respond to discipline anymore so you have to release them. I agreed that you release them to the consequences, but so that they learn. What good parent allows their child to do themselves irreparable harm, commit suicide (clearly they’re not thinking straight) when they have the power to stop it? Similary, do we ever, as parents that love our children, stop waiting for their return or close the door on them once they have repented? I summarized that this is what people are saying about God that he closes the door on us, stops hoping for our return, could care less if we eventually repent, and then, to top it off, that some children are saved just because they are better, can repent whereas others cannot. I made the point that some children are not beyond hope and Paul, as the worst of sinners, makes himself the prime example of what God can do by his grace. These were people that aren’t Calvinists. I imagine, if they understood more how Calvinists think it might be a wake up call for them, as it was for me. Well, I think it was at least informative for them because many of her friends didn’t even know we existed. So our friend threw out the name Rob Bell. One said she doesn’t listen to popular speakers. I suggested then maybe she might not want to listen to several Calvary Chapel speakers because they are pretty popular!