I'm currently trying to learn everything I possibly can about Calvinism and Arminianism.
I've read that there is what's known as Five Point Calvinism and Five Point Arminianism.
I've read that many Five Point Calvinists say one has to believe in all five points of the TULIP doctrine to be a "true Calvinist" and that many Five Point Arminians say that one has to believe in all five points of the Five Points Of Remonstrance to be a "true Arminian".
I cannot humanly describe how sick and tired I am of hearing people claim that a saved person's life will be Heaven on Earth with each passing instant, and that if it isn't, they must not be genuinely saved.
I will quickly admit that I haven't read the whole Bible from cover to cover, and that my Bible knowledge needs MAJOR upgrades, but I have read enough of the Bible to know that it directly contradicts the above claim.
Updated Dec 16th 2012 at 01:24 AM by gringo300
My cousin's wedding went much more smoothly than I expected.
I didn't see or hear any fistfights or anything like that.
I got to see some horses, but, unfortunately, didn't get to ride any of them. (It was at a ranch.)
I have absolutely concluded that my knowledge of linguistics/languages needs MAJOR upgrading.
I'm going to attend the wedding of one of my cousins in a few hours. This will be her second marriage.
It's becoming more and more obvious that my grandmother's mind is going.
Quite a few times lately, I've found myself thinking, "It won't hurt to let my guard down just a little bit, for just a little while.".
Every time I've done this, I've ended up doing something I shouldn't have done.
Let me tell all of you from experience:
It WILL hurt to let your guard down just a little bit, for just a little while.