November 3, 2008

Loved And Purchased Not Wooed

Ephesians 5:22-25 (KJV)
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.

Perry, the Biblical marriage is complimentary with the marriage of Christ and the Church. You cannot have a free will marriage of the Church to Christ and have an arranged Biblical marriage. They will not compliment each other. A free will gospel will be very offensive to the middle east religions.

You cannot be true to the Bible and alter a middle eastern marriage analogy so it fits the free will gospel.

I don't know how many ways I can say it!

Either drop the marriage analogy and just stay with a free will separate gospel from the analogy or change your gospel message. Otherwise something will burst!

Preach a gospel complimentary with the Bible marriage and be consistent with Paul. Pretty plain! Preach an arranged salvation fully of grace complimentary with an arranged middle eastern marriage.
The lady who cuts my hair is a Jew by birth and calls herself a "Jesus Jew", distinct from a "City Jesus Jew". Yesterday, I presented your drama about the virgins and the single man and she immediately responded against your analogy. "They would be harlots" she said. Without my prodding she responded, "this man wants to sell his product!" then she added, "He is just like those people at Bellevue." She didn't need any coaxing from me. She took over the conversation! Jews see right through to your intentions, Perry.
While walking my dog yesterday evening, I ask a Muslim neighbor of mine the same question and his gentle answer was "This is a joke!"
Take heart, I am not leaving a dead man alone, I am still attacking his theology. Perry's Wesleyan, Charismatic gospel is similar to Adrian's gospel. Very little difference!


Anonymous said...

You are right on target, my Brother.
If Stone would read Genesis 24, and ancient Bible customs, he would see the truth.
But like all Non-Calvinists, he is willfully ignorant of the truth.

It will take The Holy Ghost to open their eyes.
But thanks for standing up for The
May you do so until our Lord comes for us.
Paul W. Foltz DD

WatchingHISstory said...

The lord had made his journey prosperous! (God converts the sinner to receive)

The servant bowed his head and worshipped the Lord!

The Lord has not left us destitute. The Lord prepares the way for the sinner to receive mercy.

The Lord goes before the servant to prepare Rebekah' heart. Father and Spirit drawing her to Isaac (Christ) How plainer could it be!!! Rebekah's faith and obedience follow God preparation.

Rebekah does not have free will but freed will! If she exercised free will then she would have earned the right to be isaac's bride. Rather by arrangement she has freed will to run to her mother's house.