First of I am not a Calvinist. I be believe fully in Free-Will of man and the Foreknowledge of God. One thing that everyone here is skipping is the fact that God is not bound by time...that is how he hates the sinner before they are born (and also how one becomes part of the Elect). Hope this makes sense and at least some can go back and revist the "5 Points" or "Doctrines of Grace" and see them for the blasphemy that they are. I recently had a Calvinist pastor write a letter to the church (that I had left to avoid hurting the friends that I had there) that was full of lies about me (saying that I was teaching that hell was temporary, for one and that he hoped that I would go broke.) He has also told members of the congregation that I was to be "ignored and excommunicated" from the church body. All of this and I said nothing about him (I was vocal that I didnt agree with his doctrine to only to the deacons). This, as I have discoverd is a common practice since this id the 4th church he has destroyed. What I cannot understand is why they have to lie their way in to a congregation just to destroy it.
Yours in Christ.