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"The Plan of Salvation": Divine Claw Machine

One of the ways the government recruited soldiers for World Wars 1 & 2 was using propaganda. A well-known poster features Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer saying, “I want YOU for U.S. 905 more words


Grace, Free Will, & Synergy in Orthodoxy: A Brief Excerpt from St. Faustus of Riez

Over a year ago, I wrote a series of posts concerning Pelagius, St. Augustine, and St. John Cassian’s teachings on grace and free will. As do many Orthodox commentators on this Latin doctrinal debate in the early history of the Church, I held St. 2,233 more words

Eastern Orthodoxy

Review: The case for 'open theism'

Many Christians today, it seems, are uncomfortable with the traditional view of God as all-controlling, and are exploring alternatives that claim a biblical foundation. The view commonly known as ‘the open view’ of God is filling the gap for many, and this book sets it out. 1,422 more words

Book Review

God knows you never had the chance

As I committed to reading through Calvin’s Institutes with a friend, in honour of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, I thought it would be worth jotting down some bits that I found particularly interesting. 490 more words


Total Depravity, with Apologies - Romans 5:1-11, Day 2

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Today’s Passage: Romans 5:1-11

Let’s just rip off the band-aid: I know at least one of you has no interest in seeing the topic of predestination and free will considered here on Chocolate Book. 610 more words


Jonah Part 2 God uses all things for his Glory

Jonah Part 2

God can use our faults and mistakes.

All right, lets go ahead and open up our Bibles to Jonah chapter 1. So, where we left off last weeks… 3,318 more words

Mossyrock Community Church

The Return of Jesus, Free Will, and Heaven

New addition to the Questions page:


“Why do you think God has decided to take so long to begin what was described in Revelations? 1,758 more words