Preterism implies Calvinism Sept 3, 2010 3:59:27 GMT -5
Post by kangaroojack on Sept 3, 2010 3:59:27 GMT -5
Sept 2, 2010 17:24:04 GMT -5 @didymus said:Revelation 22.11, NKJV:
He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.
In a brief study, it seems the angel is telling John, "He who is unjust, let him be unjust..." "Let him be." What does that phrase indicate? The phrase is used four times. It seems that the angel was telling John to let the unjust be unjust, let the filthy be filthy, let the righteous be righteous, and let the holy be holy.
It seems that John was not to take any action to make any changes to the everlasting condition of those four groups.
But, how does that apply to our condition since the end of the age?
maybe some Birch Beer
Men continue to defile into the next age and are not permitted to enter into the the city. If they are not permitted to enter into the city they cannot hear the "whosoever will" call.
24 And the nations of those who are saved[shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
The verbs I bolded are participles which express continuous action. After that age was completed men continued to defile and continued to cause a lie and were not permitted to enter into the city. Only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life may enter into the city. Is the number of those written in the Lamb's book of life a fixed number or not?
Question: Are you suggesting that there was such a thing as reprobation before the end of that age and that God does not reprobate men now?
Was Calvinism true before the end of that age but not true now?