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…
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?
Once, I was being evicted from my apartment. It was a horrible time. But I knew that God had a plan of good in my life, and that this could very well be part of the plan. I also knew that God used bad times for good, and might have even allowed them to use … Continue reading God’s plan and our free will: A Disclosure
EDIT: I asked my pastor yesterday, and realized all beliefs are welcome, including Arminian. I even asked my pastor if she was Calvinist, and she said no!! She said she follows mostly Wesleyan beliefs, and that she takes comfort from each church in Christianity - United Methodist, Presbyterian, all. I misunderstood everything for York FCC! … Continue reading A Testimony of the Unknown: The Future Faith for Me
Hi everyone, Today's post, just shy of tomorrow's lectionary sermon, is about salvation. I'll be talking about my faith, even though it doesn't match the majority of the Protestant Church's beliefs. I'm okay with just my beliefs as a Unitarian Christian, and I hope you extend the same mercy and grace as I extend to … Continue reading Testimony: This State of Grace