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  1. Craig L. Adams

    I hear that the attraction to Whitefield was irresistible.

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  2. Craig L. Adams

    Then George said to John: “It was predestined.”

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  3. Bob Brooke

    As always, truthful and provocative. Well said.

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  4. Gary

    However, it is quite obvious that John Wesley had low-T.
    And yes, I am more impacted by TV commercials. But facts are facts.

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  5. I will be blunt here once more: Let’s say that all the “gay” claims about everyone of our heroes is true. Then I ask for a definition of gay: Is it an effeminate male, with somewhat feminine mannerisms, who does prefer the company of other men, or is gay defined by a preference, desire and uncontrollable urge for a particular sexual act performed in two different parts of one’s body by or in a person of the same sex? Even if the absurdity of gay claims, which are tantamount to slander, against the old “heroes” of faith (some not mine heroes) used by people who want to impose the gay lifestyle in the church regardless of everything else has been taught in the Bible, as I and many believe, I would like evidence of “what kind of gay” these men were? Did they practice gay sexual acts? I do not repute an effeminate boy, man, raised by his mother, who never learned the ways of a man (I know some that can’t even urinate standing up!) as a gay person… However, again, what is being gay? Before we decide in any denominations to take decisions upon this broad definition of gay ascribed to any man, we need to know what he does after 10 pm with whom and using what part of his or the other person’s body! To me that’s the cut out… that’s when I part ways because it is clear in the Bible that this is sin and I will take the Bible’s, as it is, opinion any day of the week and certainly twice on Sunday, rather than begin to reinterpret it and spend time in researching how wrong it is or what new meaning I can attribute to certain texts… I can do all that without being aggressive, discriminatory, or even “phobic” but I can and am called to say that those who practice these things, in a “monogamous” relationship or not are under sin and that the continuance of such acts is lack or repentance which disqualifies anyone from being a Christian. After all the Bible says that even repentance is given by God, so if God does not grant them repentance… well… of course many here disagree with Calvinistic teaching about God’s election. Now you can hate me with reason!

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  6. I did, I just wanted to take the opportunity to pretend what I would have answered if I were one of those who believe the “gay” claims that are, in my humble opinion, going now beyond the realm of clickbait… Recently I read an article published in Dr. Jim West blog where some serious people were ascribing “gayishness” to a German Nazi opposing man… mentioned in the post above. In studying Calvin I also read of some of his contemporaries claiming, not only that he was gay, but also that in his youth he practiced the act… So, this is indeed beyond clickbait now… It is more like a “trial balloon” or even an extra “push on the envelop” to see how far these claims can go… But then again, I am paranoid born from a pair annoyed.

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  7. Gary

    But Milton, “which disqualifies anyone from being a Christian”…but only faith is required. I am unrepentant from liking beer. And drinking beer. Is it you, or I, that are told by the bible to determine who Christians are, or are not?

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  8. Milton Almeida

    yes… an unrepentant person is unrepentant because he has no faith… thus he does not have the requirement. Good doctrine teaches that we believe because we are regenerated and not the contrary. Beer? A Calvinist with Lutheran tendencies as I do will tell you that there is beer in heaven… and wine – not the Welch stuff! 😉

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  9. Gary

    Milton, “an unrepentant person is unrepentant because he has no faith”…not true. An unrepentant person can have faith. Just that, as the old proverb says, “shit happens”.

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  10. Gary

    A good Calvinist should know that. The “T” in TULIP.

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  11. That will teach people to read a post before they share or comment 😉

    I got several rants on my most recent blog post from people accusing me of saying things that were, in fact, the exact opposite of what I said. All because they stopped reading after the first sentence. Only copying and pasting my actual words stopped the vitriolic language, because it was the first time they had actually read what I wrote. We should be more discerning than this.

    Oh, and I agree…let’s stop with the “click bait” already. Sensationalist headlines make me sick.

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  12. Gary

    I should know better than to question a good Calvinist! After all, he also believes 1 Cor 2:15 about himself, “But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man.” :-)

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