Why I Do Some of the Things I Do

This was my comment reply to a sister at this Hub...

http://hubpages.com/hub/Zealotry-Kills

I really think the comment can stand alone, it is as follows...

"And I totally agree that even the least harmful of your examples, the... "I can hardly wait for the enemy to come after me!" and who seem gleeful at the exciting prospect of torture or death!" is very disturbing."

Whenever I encounter (usually face to face) a believer with the leanings described by our sister in the previous paragraph, or even the ones that declare "Time to stock up on guns and ammo!"

I reply... "Why? What is it you hope to accomplish? What do you think the end result of all that, is? Do you really think that would change anything?"

IF... we are the last day generation (I obviously believe we are), then even the Biblical admonition...

2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

if followed would not have the "expected" healing of their land as a result.

Why? Because we would be in the appointed time for his purposes to come to pass.

Then why spread the word that we are probably at that juncture in eternity?

My perspective is, that I do it for those who will come to believe because of the turn of events. These are the ones who heard the declarations, see the events unfold before them and believe as a result of making the connection.

Of course these too, were chosen from before the foundations of the earth, and no one can tell who they may be prior to their conversion, but that is my reason for doing what I do.

It certainly is not because I gleefully look forward to any of this, but I know God's love and compassion will show through, regardless of the stupidity of His adopted knuckleheads.

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Chasuk 6 years ago

I find your Arminianism entirely insane, but at least it gives context to your other beliefs that I find likewise insane. :-)

I wish I saw more evidence of God's love and compassion.

Thank you for explaining.


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CoauthorU 6 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

It makes perfect sense to me... but then, I bet you get that from all the insane people lol.


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CoauthorU 6 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

As I have cryptically described in the past, I believe some tenets of Arminianism and some Calvinism. I think I lean more to Calvinism.

As to God's love and compassion..? I think that, as it is with everything else in relation to Him, to appreciate it requires the faith application. Once that is firmly established, one sees it everywhere.


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aprildunn 6 years ago

This used to make Jeffrey very angry with me, since he always thought I was "playing stupid" (I'm not)

I literally don't understand what you've written.. and I mean literally and not philosophically.

I have read and re-read this from its capital IF to the last paragraph (I understand the last paragraph) but my mind is NOT comprehending anything... (sigh)

Anyway, I still don't think you are a zealot, you have far too much grit to ever be a zealot. You are PASSIONATE.


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CoauthorU 6 years ago from Inland Northwest, USA Author

2 April, I don't get angry about God stuff...

I will rephrase it, but first I will give it some additional context...

There are those that think that by following the admonishment found here...

2Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

that we may somehow "stem the tide" or otherwise forestall the last days. That even if these were the last days, if, we could just have another great revival or something, we could put off the appointed time to a future generation.

(Why would we want to?)

It is my contention that this is not something that is in someway or manner, negotiable. We can not bargain our way out of it, or into it.

It, as a Moed, an appointed time, is set for whenever.

I believe that we are the generation that will see these things (Matt 24) come to pass. And that the 2 Chronicles 7:14... "heal their land" cannot come into play.

That generation, whatever generation it is, is at a specific time set from before the foundations of the earth, that only the Father knows of.

I happen to believe it is our generation... but I have been wrong before.


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aprildunn 6 years ago

aaah! (the light turns on)

I completely understood that. Thanks Merwin!

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