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    Picturing The Absurd

    At the Calvinist Gadfly web site, Alan Kurschner writes the following:

    "Calvinists are worse than Muslims - These are the deplorable words from the loose cannon at Liberty University, Ergun Caner. And since he is unrepentant of making such offensive remarks about God’s people, can there be anything he says hereafter that can be taken with any credibility? And since Jerry Falwell has been silent on these remarks of Ergun’s and has not distanced himself from them, it can be assumed that he condones it."

    This is obviously a very sad state of affairs, and many times in situations like these, we can find some relief through the means of good honest humor. So as a response to Dr. Caner, some photos have been made/designed to show the utter foolishness of the remarks he has made.

    FUN STUFF - To view the growing threat of radical calvinism on our world click here and scroll down for some extremely alarming pictures.

    Posted by John Samson on October 16, 2006 09:34 PM

    Comments

    What a tragic invective from one who calls himself by the name of Jesus Christ. I fear that the name of our Savior may be blasphemed among the unbelievers because of this sort of hatred expressed against the evangelical doctrines of grace, and against many orthodox and ardent worshipers of the Lamb -- and by a Christian of some outward prominence in the Evangelical world.

    I have finally finished Dr. MacArthur's exposition on the Sovereignty of God and Election. The last session was a Q&A with him. Right at the end, he was asked how those of us who are Reformed in our Theology should behave with those in our churches who aren't. Should we sever fellowship? Should we shun them as unbelievers? Should we attack their theology aggresively? He responded that we should always pursue the truth and Christlikeness. We should never be obnoxious or intentionally exclusive like that. Instead we should live quietly and at peace with all we are able. If we can't change the church we are in and there is not a church around that is Reformed then remain at peace with the body we are in and as long as they don't descend into heresy then remain and speak the truth in love.

    I think that is a something many of us need to grasp. Also, to see the opposite in someone like Ergun Caner is troubling. We should not respond in kind. We should respond with the truth in the power of the Holy Spirit, but never descend to that level of name calling and absurd characterizations.

    In Christ

    Mike Ratliff

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