Dr. Rick Patrick, Pastor First Baptist Church Sylacauga, Alabama Not only do Traditionalists have certain theological positions that distinguish us from our more Calvinistic brothers and sisters, but we also pursue various ministry practices that logically arise from such beliefs. Restoring the widespread use of such practices in Southern Baptist life will strengthen our […]
Now, because God knows it doesn’t mean God has caused it. There was a man named Halley, who studied about a comet. He knew exactly when the comet was going to appear. Now knowing when the comet was going to appear didn’t mean that he made it appear. Halley’s Comet just appeared right on time because he had foreknowledge that the comet would appear…and God’s foreknowledge of my salvation does not mean that God gives me irresistible grace and I’m a part of a special elect group, and that He did not die for the whole world.
Now friend, coerced love is a contradiction in terms. There’s no such thing as forced love.
If God offers His love and His love is not received, that doesn’t mean God has failed, that means man has failed. God is love!
Jesus is weeping salty tears, and He said, “I would, but you would not.” That’s not unconditional election.