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      From Pelagianism to Calvinism

      Wednesday, October 24, 2012

      I found this video on Youtube about a week ago. I started watching it right before bed and had to finish it before I fell asleep. Here's the back story:

      The man in the video, Jeremy Hiltz, was a pretty vocal advocate of Pelagianism a few years ago. I'm not talking about those who go to Seeker-Sensitive churches and basically believe Pelagian doctrine even though they don't know Pelagius from the second Adam (literally). I'm talking about a person who strictly adhered to Moral Government Theology, was a Finney fan, and classified himself as a Pelagian. Needless to say, he made a few comments on my Youtube vids from time to time. I don't remember him being as belligerent as the Skelly and Morrell types, but I do remember thinking about blocking him several times. That's what makes this video so interesting... and an admonishment to me. You see, I learned from watching this that I might be too quick to write people off when they don't see things the way I do right away. I was ready to write Jeremy off years ago and pretty much did minus blocking him on Youtube. But the Lord's ways and timing are greater than mine, His creature. So, with this video, my edification, Jeremy's acceptance of the Doctrines of Grace, etc, all praise goes to Him for the great and wonderful things He does. He does more than we can even think.

      Now, the video:


      Michael Coughlin said...

      Praise Jesus!!

      Richard Story said...

      Let the Word of God form your theology not the teachings of man.
      God alone has the power to save wretched sinners such as we are. Praise The Lord! for revealing His Truth.

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