I love Christopher Hitchens more than Christians probably should
If you’re in an argument with someone about something and they choose to insult you instead of stating their case, they know they’re wrong. Don’t bother talking to them.
Anonymous asked: What is the point of sharing the gospel if unconditional election is true?
1. Because God has commanded us to in Scripture.
2. Because it is by the means of our evangelization, as a secondary cause, that God has chosen to elect people.
3. Because we seek out his kingdom.
4. Because God saw fit to bless us with the incredible gift of being allowed to participate in his ministry. We get to see and experience his redeeming love extended to others.
5. Because we are extending the very love and forgiveness that was given to us.
That’s a few reasons. I hope that at least helped to clear some things up for you. Be blessed!
I’ve seen a lot of posts about mental illness on Tumblr, and they all offer sympathy to those who suffer from bipolar, anxiety, insomnia, OCD, eating disoders, depression, and others. It is a wonderful thing that we feel sympathy toward people with these mental illnesses.
I have never once, however, seen any sympathy for those who suffer from antisocial personality disorder (i.e. sociopaths & psychopaths). Perhaps we don’t consider them mentally ill. Or we do, but we don’t want to offer them sympathy because the consequences of this disorder are more severe. We should be treating them as we do everyone else with mental illnesses, as they have no choice in the matter and have to live with these things just like everyone else with a disorder.
For who has known the mind of The Lord,
Or who can be his counselor?
Or who has given a gift to him
That he might be repaid?
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:33-36
It is the woman who has been raped who understands what rape is, not the rapist. It is the person who has been slandered who understands what slander is, not the slanderer.
It is the one who died for our sins who understands what evil is, not the skeptics. Ravi Zacharias
For no one has any communion with Christ but he who has received the true knowledge of him from the word of the Gospel.
The gospel is not a doctrine to be of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart. Our religion will be unprofitable if it does not change our heart, pervade our manners, and transform us into new creatures. John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life