Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Calvinism vs Armininism

I'm not particularly either, probably fall more on the Calvinist side. But I was reading a book (sorry, forget which one) recently which said that there was a main difference.

Pretty much all mainline Protestant denominations accept that not everyone will be saved. There are people ('nice' people) who are going to hell. Heck - for me, most of my nice friends and all of my not-so-nice family are going there. So in spite of several scriptures that state that God wants all to come to repentance and know Him, obviously if they don't something is stopping that.

Arminins have the idea that human self-determination blocks it. Calvinists believe that God has chosen some to receive and others not to in order to greater glorify His name.

Yeah, just wanted to record that for posterity.

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