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Posted 2/23/2021 16:31 (#8853500 - in reply to #8852573)
Subject: RE: God's plans?

NE Oregon
Started a new church over that question just over a year ago.

Had been a part of a church for 4 years after moving back to my home county. In that time the founding pastor got burnt out and decided to pull back from lead pastor ministry and go to his home area to take care of his ailing parents. Interim pastor who was great, and a search for a new pastor. Hired a hotshot young fellow from Dallas, graduate of Dallas theological seminary, been working full time ministry down there for a while. Seems like a real nice guy, gives good messages. Pretty mild mannered type. About 6 months after hiring him he teaches a message on John 6, and about God’s sovereignty, sotereiology, election, and the “gospel” known as Calvinism.

Many personal discussions about this topic. He is a strong hardline Calvinist. Wouldn’t even consider that this topic has been debated by many brilliant men foe hundreds of years and truly we won’t know until we die and meet our Maker. Said that believing that God doesn’t meticulously control every molecule at all times is to say that God isn’t all powerful. Considered it tantamount to heresy.

We were welcome to stay in the church, just not to challenge that doctrine.

Group of us left, and formed a new church.
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