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 Please Stop Forcing us to Defend our Convictions.

I encourage you brothers and sisters to look at the content of the threads dealing with the doctrines of grace. You will notice that there are constant attacks against these doctrines and those who believe them and then when we defend them Biblically we get accused of being unspiritually intellectual and aggressively pushy.

If you stop attacking and misrepresenting what we believe we will stop defending and clarifying what we believe.

I just had to get that off my chest. I love you all regardless of your views on these things but I can't help but stand up for my convictions. I didn't come to them haphazardly and they mean so much to me. You will notice I never started a single thread on calvinism, just one about open theism and penal substitution. I don't want to cram election/predestination down peoples throats but I do want to defend it because I believe it is Scriptural.

Please don't lay all the blame on what you percieve as Calvinists.


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 Re: Please Stop Forcing us to Defend our Convictions.

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