I was posting at work (quietly) and my attention was scattered at best.
I don’t think I made myself clear — perhaps I’m confusing my posts in other threads. I don’t understand how anyone finds the Calvinist approach to predestination — fatalism and God’s will as the only one of consequence — as attractive or comforting. In fact, it is that one issue, and the notion of election without man’s involved will, that makes me one unusual Presbyterian deacon.
I am not quite at the point that I could say, “The church says it, so that settles it for me.” Perhaps that is my failing, or lack of faith?
So, stigmus, I can’t really argue that position because I don’t hold that position. Every time it comes up, I think of God saying to Abraham that He was going down to see for himself what was going on in Sodom and Gamorrah. Interesting reading, that…
Oops, the boss..