In the first article, the framers used Psalm 2 as a proof of "God’s desire for every person to be saved." I thought I would begin by showing how one of their proofs was taken completely out of rational application. Psalm 2:1-12; 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. I suppose the framers of the articles zeroed in on the very last verse to the neglect of the others. However, one merely needs to look at the Psalm to understand that the context is NOT applicable to this current age but the millennial reign. Verse 1 - 5 speaks of the coming tribulation rule of antichrist and God's reaction. Note that the counsel is "against the Lord and His anointed" The Lord and the believers of the tribulation is the proper application of that section of verses for it then fits the rest of the passage properly. No other rendering will place it in harmony with the rest. For someone to attempt to place it into the current age of grace (or church age) doesn't fit historically to the statements made in the verses. Verse 6 Has God seating His Son upon the literal throne on this earth in Zion the holy city - Jerusalem. That is done during the Millennial reign. Verse 8 Has God giving all the heathen for His Son's inheritance to the uttermost reaches of the whole earth? That is done during the Millennial reign. Verses 9- 12 Has God having broken the heathen, all the kings of earth serving the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling? That is done during the Millennial reign. Certainly, all that have put their trust in Him are blessed; that does not remove the Psalm from being applicable ONLY to the millennial reign. This is but ONE selection of verses taken out of proper application and embraced into another that it has no form to fit. I will move to others of the "proofs" (or others may join in) to show how in application the "affirmations" are very weak in doctrine and stretch for support upon Scriptural scaffolding that is faulty. I welcome your discussion of this passage and others of the first article as we systematically begin to discern the truth from error. It is my hope that the typical BB reader will use their own Bibles and resource materials to tease out edification and enhance their own understanding of the great doctrines so that they will not be shoved about by just any wind of doctrine as a ship with no rudder. Of course there will be disagreements on the thread(s), but as each participates, it is my desire that the truth of God's word and not mere humankind is exalted.