Bob first mentions the Babylon Bee satire site headline: "Conservative Slams Liberal Policies He'll Support Five Years From Now" and then from the Associated Press quotes Ohio's State Rep. Candice Keller (from Bob's wife's hometown of Middletown) saying that anti-abortionists there "are tired of taking an incremental approach to ending abortion" and that, "The time for regulating evil and compromise is over. The time has come to abolish abortion in its entirety and recognize that each individual has the inviolable and inalienable Right to Life." Thank you Rep. Keller! Now, the next step is to get her to realize the truth about the "life of the mother" exception, which she can learn at AmericanRTL.org/life. Then for most of today's program Bob airs the cross examination (with a couple "stop the tape" comments) from open theism proponent Will Duffy's recent debate. Of the tragic consequences of the Calvinist belief system, one of the worst is that non-open theists say that if God had a truly free "will" that He could not be trustworthy. We've noticed that Calvinism undermines a believer's relationship with the Lord into one that trusts the God's supposed inabilities rather than His active love and commitment to righteousness. Incredulously, our opponents always ask, "How can you possibly trust God if God is free?" Will Duffy's answer paraphrased Scripture. "God demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." That is how we know that we can trust Him. Not because of any supposed attributes of impassibility, immutability, impecability (which are inabilities and the attributes of a stone idol) but we can trust Him because God has demonstrated His trustworthiness and faithfulness (which are not inabilities but positive attributes). Tune in tomorrow for more of this revealing debate!
Today's Resource: Predestination & Free Will Seminar
So much is at stake when people consider predestination and free will. Strong emotions often surface with a discussion of this topic. That passion points to our critical need to understand the truth regarding whether or not God has predetermined who will go to heaven and who will go to hell.
Also, the question of whether or not God has planned out each person’s life affects us. Does God have a plan for your life? Does a blueprint exist for your future? Did God predetermine whether or not you would get married, and to whom? Did God plan whether you would be wealthy or poor, happy or sad? If God does plan your life, does He do so in minute detail or in general themes? If God has a plan for your life, are you able to alter that plan? This topic directly influences people concerning how they live their lives. As Christians, we must seek God to accurately portray the LORD to others. For any misrepresentation of God will dishonor Him and perhaps bring harm to those misled.
You can now order the seminar video in a 3-DVD set or MP4 video download.