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by narnia4
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation, repentance, obedience and works
Replies: 135
Views: 13347

Re: Question about salvation, repentance, obedience and work

You should all just become Calvinists already.
by narnia4
Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Question about salvation, repentance, obedience and works
Replies: 135
Views: 13347

Re: Question about salvation, repentance, obedience and work

First, I do think that the Catholic position is more sophisticated than it is often caricatured by Protestants as being. Second, while any Protestant you meet is likely to consider "works" as a dirty word (especially in connection with salvation), people intentionally or unintentionally add on to it...
by narnia4
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The LOST Arts of Reading and Communicating
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Re: The LOST Arts of Reading and Communicating

My opinion is that the easiest way by far is instilling a love of literature and stories through the parents/family at as young an age as possible. Once you have to force teens or even college students to read even relatively simple stuff, you've lost half the battle. Tolkien and Lewis are a couple ...
by narnia4
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: Problem of evil
Replies: 149
Views: 14624

Re: Problem of evil

My issue is about (non)-comprehending that evil is told to be an asbence of good. Following is from Genesis 3: "22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and liv...
by narnia4
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Cult Classic Films
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Re: Cult Classic Films

I suppose it depends how you define "cult classic". Some choices- Nighthawks (Stallone film, pretty good) F.I.S.T (another Stallone film, very good) Cobra (80s Stallone action film, very bad but with a style that would fit what others have mentioned) Night of the Living Dead (probably one of the ori...
by narnia4
Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How concerned should we be towards stubborn lost people?
Replies: 67
Views: 8266

Re: How concerned should we be towards stubborn lost people?

A lot of people do confuse what usually (or always, depending on your view) accompanies faith with faith itself. Then there are those like MacArthur who out-and-out state that these other things *are* a part of faith (which confuses me, given the Reformers' definition of faith). Of course this isn't...
by narnia4
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How concerned should we be towards stubborn lost people?
Replies: 67
Views: 8266

Re: How concerned should we be towards stubborn lost people?

While trying to avoid derailing further, I'll only add that not all 5PC are Lordship proponents. And trying not to rehash currently dead topics, I'll also add that a great many Calvinists would be taken aback by some of what's been insisted that they must believe in order to be Calvinists. In fact, ...
by narnia4
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: How concerned should we be towards stubborn lost people?
Replies: 67
Views: 8266

Re: How concerned should we be towards stubborn lost people?

Hey, I'm the Calvinist here. But there's nothing to be said about Calvinism here really... I agree with jlay that sola fide is at the heart of the gospel message and you have to be very careful how you word/think about these things. Any addition of works to the Gospel and its no longer the Gospel. I...
by narnia4
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2196
Views: 245313

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Thanks for the testimony, gummi.
by narnia4
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: I stepped away and honestly....
Replies: 7
Views: 2235

Re: I stepped away and honestly....

Unlike many here, I'm fairly big on church. Of course the oft-made and oft-forgotten point is that church is the body of Christ. So obviously when I hear people say that they "stepped away", well, its concerning. I'm also big on the organized part of it. It doesn't have to be "official" or become a ...
by narnia4
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Do you have Faith?
Replies: 38
Views: 6358

Re: Do you have Faith?

Faith as "belief without proof" would have completely baffled Christians for centuries, although many Christians today (unfortunately, I think) follow along the same sort of lines as Kierkegaard. So while it may not be a strawman for what some Christians believe (mostly those who haven't studied the...
by narnia4
Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Christian Theology
Topic: I can just do whatever I want
Replies: 11
Views: 1980

Re: I can just do whatever I want

We all fall into the "I can do whatever I want" thinking once in a while, but to me that doesn't show that you aren't saved. And if that sort of thinking is a problem (I think most would agree it is), it still does nothing to negate "once saved always saved" (a phrase that comes across as glib, don'...
by narnia4
Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: List the greatest films in these categories
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: List the greatest films in these categories

My own choices for some other possible categories. Action- First Blood or T2 maybe? Although action is a hard category to do without wandering into my own favorites rather than what I consider to be the best (although they admittedly coincide quite a bit). Adventure- Raiders of the Lost Ark Musical-...
by narnia4
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: List the greatest films in these categories
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

List the greatest films in these categories

Theology, sports, and fiction (books and movies) are three of the things I enjoy discussing the most (at least online). I'm not sure if there's any movie buffs here but I thought I'd try it. A few years back the American Film Institute did a top 10 list in 10 categories, so I'll steal their categori...
by narnia4
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Questions and discussion about lost people and God's justice
Replies: 30
Views: 5336

Re: Questions and discussion about lost people and God's jus

You know, its one of those questions that I'm pretty content to say that "I don't know, but God does". Practically speaking, it shouldn't make a difference. We know that our God is sovereign and is not unjust. We also know that we are to preach the Gospel, so there should be no incentive whatsoever ...