Some background on me: I grew up a nominal believer ("I want to be good, but not yet"), and by God's grace I didn't end up rebelling against Christianity when I began to think for myself, and I eventually got saved and realized what regeneration really means. I have a heart for all those who, belonging to American Churchianity, nevertheless don't yet belong to Christ (please excuse the theological invalidity of suggesting that the elect at any point do not belong to Him). I also have a passion for fighting for the purity of the Church from within, and having attended Fuller Theological Seminary, I can tell you that it is a fight that can never have too many soldiers. I have an MAT in the Theology and Biblical Studies and hope to get a PhD, as I love teaching and debating, and the credentials are needed to gain entry to the academic world. I hope to find and offer edification on these boards. Especially living in SoCal, it is a breathe of fresh air to find others with similar theology, even if only through the interwebs.