* When Christians Misrepresent God: they become an unnecessary stumbling stone to unbelievers, like KOA radio's Mike Rosen in Denver, who are even less likely to seriously consider Jesus Christ. We must teach other Christians to NOT automatically dish out forgiveness, and also, to STOP claiming that every filthy and perverse rape, etc., is God's will, and was orchestrated by God.
* Jalen from Roxborough: 10-year-old Jalen pointed out that people who say you can't judge, and you have to forgive everyone are contradicting themselves, since in order to forgive someone, you must FIRST judge them! Good point Jalen.
* The Murderer at the Amish School: Charles Roberts undoubtedly grew up with pornography (which poisoned his mind to molest younger girls in his youth), and was taught that everything (including his baby's death, and his vile behavior) was God's will.
* Kisha from Aurora: asked about Romans 8:28, "all things work together for good," which Bob explained does not mean that God works child pornography and adultery for good, but rather, that God works in the believers life to conform us to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. If you know that God is good and loving, then you will not twist a verse like Rom. 8:28 into meaning that God orchestrates rape for some good purpose.
If someone says, I eat all things according to my diet, that wouldn't mean that they eat all things, but that everything that they do eat is according to their diet. Similarly, regarding when Paul speaks of "Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will" in Ephesians 1:11, that does not mean that God DOES all things, but rather, that God does not act arbitrarily. (Arbitrary "election" is the exclusive method of salvation according to Calvinism, which is in violation of many Scripturtes that teach that "God shows no partiality" Acts 10:34; that "there is no partiality with God" Rom. 2:11; etc., as in Eph. 6:9; Col. 3:25; 1 Tim. 5:21; James 2:9; 3:17; Deut. 10:17; 16:19; "there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, no partiality," 2 Chr. 9:17; Job 32:31; Prov. 24:23; 28:21; Mal. 2:9.) Rather, of all the things that God does, He does them deliberately, as He explains in Ezekiel 14:23 saying, "you shall know that I have done nothing without cause".
Today's Resource: You may enjoy listening to Bob's very informative Predestination and Free Will Bible seminar!