I spend entirely too much time reading one of my favorite blogs, where there has been much discussion on theology, cardinal doctrinal issues and such.
Now…I don’t mean any disrespect to any of my blogoshpere friends (and foes) who attended the seminary of their choosing and studied theology to the inth degree.
BUT…to me…a simple man of faith…some should study more about Grace and Mercy and less time on what it means to be a Calvanist, Arminian, Lutheran, Wesleyan, and so and and so on.
The Gospel is Simple….
John 3:3 “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
John 3:5-7 “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit[b] gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.”
John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
John 3:31-36 “31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God[k] gives the Spirit without limit. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”
Plain and simple…just the way I like it