The truly mind boggling aspect of this discussion is, ALL this resistance is due to a refusal to accept YHVH God as a literal being, with a unique name. The Scriptures, both OT and NT, are written from this perspective, and every single Biblical explanation of God is from this perspective.
Reality reaffirms this perspective.
The ONLY source of ANY theories to the contrary is fiction, or ..... you know who.
Originally Posted by shroom
As you said several posts back MM501, this conversation
I have been thinking about the position of universalism. Why does this appeal to people? The theory assures the adherents that no person will ever suffer the torments of hell. All will be saved whether they like it or not. Now I am pretty sure that none of these would insist that all need to be vaccinated whether they like it or not. They will also probably protest if it was decided all will be kept away from illegal drugs whether they like it or not so all will be heavily monitored so as to
MY very dear Matthew Duvall. I cannot express how this moves me. God has commanded us that we love Him with our minds. "Love the Lord your God with ALL OF YOUR MIND, no less. It is Calvinism that prevents you personally from doing so and I am deeply desirous that my brethren see this. It is Calvinism that blinds the mind because it assumes God is cruelly choosing some and not others. When God commands a man to love Him with all the mind, the man CAN