It's truly a mixture of it all,Where faith is for me. I am Reformed,I am Arminian,I believe in the Perseverance of Saints,Yet I believe we can fall from grace as Christians,And temporarily lose our salvation. This is why I am Disciples of Christ. We confess no creeds,Yet confess Christ as Lord and Savior. We follow … Continue reading A Mixture of It All: Poem
Dear God,For a week now, I've been studying Eternal Security. As someone who is moving from Arminian to Reformed theology, this is one thing that has been bugging me, and one thing I can't quiet give up - Apostasy. You see, I believe with my whole heart that we can commit apostasy. It says in … Continue reading A Prayer: God, am I wrong? Am I right? What does the Bible really say about Eternal Security?
Dear God,If Calvinism is at least partly true,Then we live in a paradox-like world of free will and predetermination. If Calvinism if at least partly true,Then we have free will, that you judge us on how we use it.But you laid out the world's events before the world began.Truly, I am moving toward Reformed theology.I … Continue reading Poem: If Calvinism if at least partly true…
Dear God,You passed Judgement on your people,Time and Time again. But again and again,You passed Salvation. From once being called "Not God's People,"To "His Children," Us Christians passed through the waters of SalvationTo enter as Citizens of Heaven.We clothe ourselves in Christ,Carrying God with us. All we have to do is knock, ask, seek.God answers. … Continue reading Proper 12: A Poetic Prayer of Hope amidst God’s Judgment
Dear GodGod, I'm in awe of you,And your sovereignty and all your goodness.You work all things for good, for those you called according to your purpose. I've been struggling with Arminian vs. Reformed theology,And I've realized, after talking with my Pastor,And reading my Bible,That's its a lot more complicated than we once thought. God has … Continue reading It’s All in All – God’s Decree/Plan, My Life: A Poetic Prayer
God,I know one thing, and that the Bible is full of theodicy. It means: Finding answers of a good God in the midst of evil.Calvinists, Isaiah, Paul, Solomon, nearly everyone,Says you are the author of both good and evil.Even Isaiah 45:7 states"I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, … Continue reading A Poem: Moving Past Biblical Theology: Theodicy
Update: As I was taught by professors, the Jewish and early-Christians thought that God ordained both good and bad is a comforting explanation in hindsight. I just remembered that. David, Isaiah, Paul, Luke - all believed God ordained things as a comforting remark. We as Christians today, still have a habit of believing that! Signed, … Continue reading Troubling Thought: Does God Ordain Pain, or Just Allow It?
Hi everyone,I just wanted to add a daily reminder to y'all. God loves you no matter what.No matter what sins lay in your heart,No matter what you've done.You are a Child of God,Having said Yes to Him,He will take care of You. He will call you back to Himself,Just as he did so many years … Continue reading A Daily Reminder: A Poem
When you think of modesty and purity culture, you think of hatred for one's body and impossible rules. To me, I find freedom and hope. When I became a Christian, I didn't just follow Jesus because his grace was liberating - I followed him because I liked his and Paul's teachings (plus others). I still … Continue reading My Middle Ground: Modesty, Sexuality, and Queerness
God, if we were to endure,What would that look like? The day is far in the future,I am sitting at home,As the storms get worse, the earthquakes become more frequent,Global Warming is getting even worse than before. While I am no doomsday proclaimer,I do see the signs,Although they don't mean much until Christ arrives. THEN, … Continue reading Post-tribulation/Pre-millennium-ism: A Testimonial Poem
Galatians 5:1, 13-25 & Luke 9:51-62 Dear Theodore, Franklin, and Emma, Although its going to be many years before you are born, Or at least adopted, Please know that I already love you, And can't wait to be your mother. Your father, Jacob, and I really want to be your parents. When you are nine … Continue reading Proper 8: You are free, & don’t look back (a Poem)
God,It's now been three years since I stopped investigating (seeking to convert) to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Three years,In a time-span where I've thought more than once to return to the Church,And get baptized once for all time. I still read my Book of Mormon,And follow the "Come, Follow Me" weekly … Continue reading A Poem/Prayer: Old Mormon Faith