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To make the Taliban’s job easier, Biden gave them a list of Americans in Afghanistan — This is history-making stupidity. It is so stupid that it must have been intentional. It seems that they want all our Afghan allies to be executed. Such a combination of stupidity and evil! And don’t get me started on leaving the equipment behind and shutting the other airbase. The “we will hunt you down” line was meaningless.


This is why the media hid Biden, he’s too incompetent to be president — No kidding. Trump is an immoral man who didn’t force his immorality on the populace. Biden is an immoral man joining forces with a sea of immoral Democrats forcing their immorality on the populace. They all knew he was incompetent even when not suffering from dementia, but they propped him up and hid him anyway. Oh, and they stole the election.

And predictably, the media isn’t reporting on Biden’s failures as much as they are on how Republicans are “pouncing” on the failures. And they ignore how he said the quiet part out loud when noting that he was told which journalists to call on.


In my experience, most of the “anti-racist” Leftists on Facebook have very few black friends. One dude years ago keep ranting about racist Republicans. For grins, I checked his friends list. Not one black friend! Oh, wait, there was a picture of a black lab, but the owner was white. Meanwhile, I had over 20. But he’d still insist that I was the racist. And of course, he was pro-abortion, so he was part of the project to exterminate black children.


My wife and I joke about playing the “cancer” card to get out of things. But we don’t actually do it! Yet Biden can’t go 15 minutes without trying to generate sympathy from the death of his son — when he isn’t simultaneously “taking responsibility” and blaming Trump. He does it to deflect from his incompetence. What a twisted ghoul. And after he’s done with that, he trots out the straw-man argument about why we should leave Afghanistan. Most people agreed on that, but he is pretending that’s the issue and not his incalculably bad decisions in making the exit.


ELCA Installs “Golden Female Genitalia Statue” Woman as “Pastor of Public Witness” — This wolf was BFFs with Rachel Held Evans, doing conferences together, which tells you all you need to know about both of them.


Renters Must Pay Their Bills After SCOTUS Ends Squatter Protections — Good news, sort of. Glad that the renters have to pay now, but the damage has been done. So many middle-class landlords will have been driven to sell their properties to the large real estate companies. And the Left will continue to brazenly put forth unconstitutional mandates knowing that they’ll never have any consequences.


As noted in another post, I’m not anti-vaccination, but I’m absolutely anti-mandatory vaccinations. Delta’s move to charge employees $200 per month for not being vaccinated is perverse, as are the medical personnel whining about not wanting to treat the unvaccinated. I’m waiting for them to charge extra and/or refuse service to everyone else with preventable illnesses — obese people, smokers, sodomites, fornicators, etc.

If they are forcing you to take it, then it is propaganda, not medicine.

Here’s a video with one Democrat after another saying not to take the vaccine. They blamed it on Trump, but it is the same vaccines they are giving today and shaming you for not taking.



All people have inherent value because they were created in the image of God, but you need to actually accomplish something to be special to the world. Hat tip for the photo: Ace of Spades


Nancy Pelosi and others repeated the lie that women are underpaid. If you believe that, you need to expand your media horizons. That has been disproven countless times. Also, it would be illegal, and wise companies would hire all women to save money.


Picking a lane on election and predestination

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Note: While I’m unapologetic about holding to Reformed theology, I’m not evangelical about it. I share the gospel without mentioning it, and gladly fellowship with authentic Christians who hold other views. However, I don’t appreciate the ignorance and arrogance of those who condemn those who believe Reformed theology.

If God didn’t choose to save some particular sinners destined for Hell, then it is because He couldn’t save them, or He wouldn’t save them.

Reconciling God’s sovereignty with man’s responsibility is important to think through for orthodox Christians – whether Reformed, Arminian, Molinist, or whatever you like to call yourself (i.e., anyone who agrees that God knew before creation began who would ultimately choose to repent and believe, and that open theism is false because God is omniscient and not learning as He goes). But I see too many people making the task unnecessarily difficult because they forget that our default destination is Hell. They unwittingly create a straw-man situation where God owes an opportunity for salvation to everyone. But then it wouldn’t be mercy and grace; it would be justice.

In other words, aside from Adam and Eve, who could have chosen otherwise but ultimately needed a Savior because of their choices, everyone else was initially destined for Hell. (For simplicity, I’m leaving out any miscarriage and age of accountability scenarios, however one fleshes those out).

So absent God’s mercy and grace, everyone would end up in Hell. People overcomplicate this to try to get God off the hook for eternal damnation. But it is they who put him on the hook. Everyone deserves to go there, but by God’s mercy and grace, He elects and predestines to save some. So humans are always the cause of them not being saved, not God.

I’ve yet to see someone with orthodox Christian beliefs come up with any alternative besides these reasons for why people end up in Hell:

  1. God didn’t elect them (Reformed)
  2. God couldn’t persuade them (Arminian or Molinism)
  3. God wouldn’t persuade them (Arminian or Molinism)

Even if you hold the view that God “looked down the corridor of time” and elected and predestined those who would choose him of their own “free will,” you are still left with those choices for the remainder.

Option 2 means that nothing God could have done would have convinced you to repent and believe.  It wouldn’t have mattered if He sovereignly put a stellar apologist next door to you and gave you lots of encounters with solid Christians (i.e., good experiences with Christianity and complete access to the facts and logic behind the faith). That sounds like Reformed theology to me, as it means that God created these people knowing that nothing would persuade them to believe. In his foreknowledge, He elected not to make them spiritually alive (a la John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”). They allegedly could choose him freely, but He was powerless to convince them.

Option 3 means that God could have persuaded them but elected not to. Again, that sounds Reformed to me.

I’ve heard of people trying to use Molinism (the concept of middle knowledge, where God knows every possible scenario that could have happened) to get around this, saying that God picked the universe where the most people would choose him. But that means that some would go to Hell in this universe but wouldn’t have in another universe, so God chose them to go to Hell. So they unwittingly end up with the same (false) scenario they are trying to explain away.

It is more biblical and logical to say that people have “free will” within their given nature. But as you can’t choose to fly like a bird because it isn’t in your nature, you can’t choose Jesus when it isn’t in your spiritually dead nature. But if God makes you spiritually alive (again, John 3:8) then you can and will choose Jesus because it is now in your nature to be able to do so.

If God didn’t choose to save some particular sinners destined for Hell, then it is because He couldn’t save them, or He wouldn’t save them.


Bonus thought: Why would Paul anticipate this argument if he was presenting anything but the Reformed view? Romans 9:19–20 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?”