Our ‘illustrious’ well-meaning board member is a veritable encyclopedia of inane illustrations by which he unceasingly attempts to prove Scripture wrong. I believe this latest analogy is his greatest work – a sign and wonder of rare magnitude. Future illustrations will be hard pressed to outshine this one. Example # 6: “Why some men are wise and choose for God, while others are foolish and choose against God cannot be answered. But just because we cannot answer why one man chooses for God while another chooses against God does not prove Calvinism is true whatsoever. It is a false form of argument. It is like asking why one person likes mustard on a hot dog, while another person likes ketchup on a hot dog. We cannot say why, we can only observe that these are the facts. It is all a matter of choice. “ Refutation of First Paragraph: Christ clearly states why men choose Him: He chose them first. “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you….” (John 15:16) One has only to examine the nature of Christ’s call to His Disciples. He called them out specifically. They responded immediately in compliance. God’s grace worked effectually and irresistibly on their wills, causing them to leave their livelihoods and families for a higher calling in Christ Jesus. All Christians are called specifically and effectually by God. All Christians were chosen by the Father in eternity because He was here first. The calling of Judas Iscariot was not a mistake. He was predestined to betray Jesus, resulting in the Lord’s capture and execution. Judas Iscariot is a type of the Antichrist…….a professed follower of Jesus wielding Apostolic authority, yet, in reality, a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a denier of the faith, an enemy of Christ and His people. Can the reader think of a current day professed Christian who claims Apostolic descent from Peter and yet denies Christ in word and deed? Why do men love the Lord? We love Him because He loved us first. “We love him, because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) Why do some men have faith? According to the board member, he created it by his own ‘free’ will. He was the author of his faith. Yet Scripture contradicts such ravings. Jesus is the author of saving faith given freely to the Elect. Faith is the creation of the Lord God Almighty. It is His gift to those He chose…..not our gift to Him. “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith….” (Hebrews 12:2) Refutation of Second Paragraph: This one is easy. All true Christians eat beef hot dogs only. They saturate it with chili, cheese and onions. Why the well-meaning board member uses ketchup, I doubt anyone can say.