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Old 07-08-2009, 06:11 PM
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The Calvinist ideal of God's sovereignty is decidedly unBiblical. Let's see an example:
Jeremiah 19:1-5 Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests; And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee, And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle. Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents; They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:

I know what a Bible corrector would do with this verse -- he might go to his Bible Buffet and select a version that works better for him, or he may correct it with "the Hebrew." What does a Bible believer do with this verse? Doesn't it clearly teach that there are things happening that God has not decreed to happen?