Puritan Belief

The Puritans are the men of God who started in the 16th century building on the purity of the gospel message that Salvation is by Grace alone.

Fridays Top Posts

Every Friday I would like to recommend some posts I enjoy. If you took the time to read any of them please comment below.

------- RANK - BLOG - POST - TIME TO READ - WHAT I ENJOYED -------
1. Spurgeon Collection - The Blood - 20 mins - Spurgeon goes all out making "the blood" sufficient from a Savior who saves to the Uttermost.

2. A Form of Sound Words - Friday Night Notes - 1 min - I love to see bold evangelism. See how Rand answered by the Spirit of Christ when asked "what God's name was".

3. Godward Thoughts - Let your Sins be Strong - 1 min - Quoting Martin Luther where he said "....Be a sinner and let your sins be strong". Hidden sin will be revealed so this is a great read.

4. Puritan Belief - His Joy - 50 secs - The Joy of Jesus was full of glory and I bet all the readers want what this post talks about. Some great comments left to.

5. Camp On This - Vatican Christmas Carols - 2 mins - Great for a laugh at just how ridiculous the Vatican is.

6. Drinking Deeply - Death Penalty - 2 mins - Big topic and one that shook Australia this year where we immortalised a drug smuggler because he was being hung in Singapore.

7. Camp On This - Year in Review - 10 mins - Sums up 2005 showing how the church of Rome was a big winner and how our evangelifish have joined Her for the ride.

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Fridays Top Posts
Posted by Correy Edmed Friday, December 30, 2005

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Friday Night Notes" contains some interesting comments, most notably that the use of percussion instruments in public is "absolute paganism". I never knew drums were intrinsically evil! Why do I think that even minus the dancing girl, his opinion would be the same?

In any rate, it appears anything that doesn't involve keeping one's nose in Scripture is pagan. However, it would be worthwhile to note that first century Christians probably weren't reading Scripture since a) most of the New Testament hadn't been written yet and b) most of them were illiterate. So unless "Bible Study" consisted of pictograms of the Old Testament, they were out of luck.

December 31, 2005 1:13 AM   Edit
Anonymous Puritan Belief said...

anonymous: I think you missed the point of Friday Night Notes. Rand told the absolute truth to the JW when asked what Gods name was. He testified to the risin Lord Jesus.

I must say evangalising like he is doing is very notable and I think that the world very much lacks christians with backbone getting out and soul winning. You are critisising Friday Night notes for the same reasons people critisised spurgeon or bunyan or calvin.

May you go straight to Jesus for the answer here.

December 31, 2005 11:45 AM   Edit
Blogger Rand said...

Ah! my favorite troll Taffy again. Unable to comment on my post, it instead goes to my friend's blogs to whine about me.

You know Puritan, this scorner comes to my blog roughly 20 times a week (20 TIMES A WEEK!!!) just to try and get around my bans to post mockery and scorn. Somebody needs to find something constructive to do with his/her life, don't you agree?

Anyway, thanks for the mention brother. I'm glad you enjoyed my post and felt it was worthy such an wonderful "top ten" list.

Take care, and God bless you,

Rand

January 01, 2006 12:47 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A man had two daughters. He loved both of them, at least so he said. One day the man was working in his garden while his daughters played indoors. All of a sudden he saw smoke billowing out from his roof. He could see his daughters peering out their second-story windows with fright in their eyes. Both girls were trapped by the flames, and the only way they could escape was through the windows, though they were too afraid to jump. Fearing they would perish, the man ran to his shed and grabbed a ladder.

There was ample time to save both girls. He propped the ladder against the window of the first daughter. After she reached the ground, he realized that his love for his second daughter was insufficient to will that she make it out of the burning building alive. Instead, he stood back with his first daughter and watched her choke and then burn to death, even though he had the ability and time to help her make it out alive.

This is Calvinism. Yep, I find it diabolical and cruel. Sorry!

January 04, 2006 7:41 AM   Edit
Blogger Rand said...

Oh Taffy,

"He loved both of them, at least so he said."

First heresy. God loves His elect with an everlasting love. No such thing is said of the reprobate.

"...his daughters peering out their second-story windows with fright in their eyes... they were too afraid to jump."

Second heresy. The godless, like yourself, do not fear, nor are they in any way innocent. They hate God and would prefer risking the flames than to "jump out the window".

"After she reached the ground, he realized that his love for his second daughter was insufficient to will that she make it out of the burning building alive."

Third heresy. God does not make up His mind as He goes along. God has never had a new idea, He has never changed His sovereign will. And this will is said to be "in all wisdom and prudence", not on a whim.

Your problem, Taffy, isn't with Calvinism... your problem is with an all-knowing, all-powerful, sovereign God. You hate Him because of His attributes. You hate Him because you are a self-willed sinner who prefers his own "philosophy" and "ways" than the Truth God has laid out for us in the Bible.

Repent and believe, "my favorite troll"...

January 04, 2006 8:57 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's approach this analogy differently then.

Let's suggest (and Calvinism will agree here) that neither daughter was "better" than the other. That is, both had their flaws and merits and were roughtly about the same. Additionally, let's assume neither daughter had yet learned that fire was bad and that they would die if they stayed in the home.

However, as the home began to burn, the father yelled to the one girl to take the ladder or she would be hurt and/or die. He wished for her to live and so made every means available for her to escape, even if she was too simple-minded to know any better. In fact, he would have crawled up the ladder himself and pulled her out if necessary.

For the other daughter, he not only didn't provide a ladder, he allowed her to believe that she would be just fine if she stayed in the burning house. Even if she had come to her senses and realized her plight, the farmer may have placed live crocodiles under her window to tear her alive if she jumped.

This is what Calvinism posits.

It does not say that the farmer wished both daughters to be saved from the burning home or that the same means (grace) was available to both. They weren't.

Now, Calvinism would have me say that this farmer was a good man. It essentially stands everything we know to be moral on its head. However, were a man to do this, we'd consider him at the very least a criminal, at worst an amoral monster.

One of Fred Phelps's children believes in "The God Of the Bible". However, he believes that he is NOT among the elect and that he is damned. He has despaired. Perhaps he should. On what basis can he assume that he has any confidence? None. His works? Hardly. His faith? The only thing his 100% accurate faith has gained him is certainty of his own destruction.

January 05, 2006 4:51 AM   Edit
Anonymous Puritan Belief said...

anonymous:

In your analogy you say a man had 2 daughters. In this case the Lord would save them both for they are both His daughters. The Lord has never failed to rescue one of His sheep (Sons and daughters) from approaching death.

Those that are not His daughters He does not rescue but rather the scripture says. "What if God, willing to shew his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:"

I see you have problems with verses like this one in the scripture.

"Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy and whom he will he hardeneth."

Rather then trying to arouse emotions with girls dying in fires can you please answer straight scripture for me.

Kindest Regards

January 05, 2006 7:34 AM   Edit
Blogger Rand said...

Puritan Belief,

Taffy has no time for Scripture. He/She believes it is full of errors and he believes that Paul writings were the writings of a sexist nut.

Taffy's sweet stories of daughters wanting to be saved from flames is all he/she has, and it's all he/she wants. He/She believes in the god of his own imagination.

He/She often quotes Fred Phelps because in Taffy's mind, a proper Calvinist if like Phelps. There is no reasoning with he/she, that's what Taffy WANTS to believe.

This is your blog PB, answer this wicked soul as much as you want, just know that he/she is NOT looking for Truth, he/she's looking to argue; and he/she'll lie and scheme to keep it going for a very long time. I have proof, if you would like to have it, I'll e-mail you.

Later,

January 05, 2006 8:38 AM   Edit
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January 06, 2006 12:25 AM   Edit
Anonymous Puritan Belief said...

Anonymous please contact me by email if you wish to further discuss this topic.

Kindest Regards in Christ
Puritan Belief

January 06, 2006 8:06 AM   Edit

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