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bio website philelm.ca
location Canada
age 22
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seen Dec 21 '13 at 6:18

I'm a software engineer working in British Columbia, Canada.

I'm on fire for Jesus, and do my best to answer people who may have questions about their lord Jesus Christ.

While I don't personally like to align myself denominationally, my faith aligns best with Pentecostal and Evangelical Free.

As a hobby, I play bass at my local church.

For the record, I am not a believer of the prosperity gospel -- if you hear me saying "Ask and you shall receive", I'm obviously meaning it within context. God doesn't toss out responsibilities (yes, that includes money and other valuable objects) to people who can't handle them.


Dec
21
awarded  Supporter
Jul
25
comment Why are only some predestined?
This may almost sound arrogant, and I don't want it to, but I almost have trouble understanding why some people take the doctrine of man as more canon than the bible itself -- living life with God's word, not the doctrine of man, is the best way (I've found) to enjoy what God has for your life, without worrying about what man will say. It makes me sad that a lot of today's church gatherings are more of a country club than an actual gospel-based fellowship. (Including the one I was attending for a short while.)
Jul
25
comment Why are only some predestined?
Basically, when I see "By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestinated unto everlasting life; and others foreordained to everlasting death.", I expect to see it written somewhere in the bible that he's actually explicitly planned the eternal damnation of certain people. The matter of the fact is that while there are verses that point out that he knows a souls fate as he is the alpha and the omega, this doctrine states that they are predestined (as in wilfully planned) to go to hell, which is not at all biblical. "By decree of God"? Not quite.
Jul
25
comment Why are only some predestined?
@JBunyan First off, thanks for the welcome! I'm glad to see that even though we may have our disagreements, we're still able to constructively commune here on C.SE. Now, I just want to point out that my comment is solely based on biblical facts. And when I say that, I mean that when a doctrine is brought up (such as the westminster doctrine), I always check my bible to see if it lines up with the texts.
Jul
23
awarded  Teacher
Jul
22
answered Praying for someone's salvation. Is there a point?
Jul
22
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
22
answered Why are only some predestined?