Save a Drowning Soul & Get a Tax Break!!

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Monergist, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Monergist

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    Soul-A-Month Ministry

    $48 to save a drowning soul?

    What's it cost to raise someone who is DEAD to life?

    Anyway, I thought our non-calvinist, synergistic friends would love this. Here's your chance to show your great love for the perishing; but why stop at $48??-- Send in all your money and SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN.

    That way you'll be able to substantiate any claim that you make about those Calvinists being neglectful and unconcerned about winning souls!!!

    And, of course, you'll get a whopper of a tax break!!
     
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    Yep. Put your money where your free will is. [​IMG]
     
  3. Eric B

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    No; maybe instead it's a chance for Calvinists to participate in the "means" by which God has ordained, to elect those people. [​IMG] That way you can substantiate your claim that only in Calvinism does soul-winning make sense, or however they put it.
     
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    It seems if I was to give enough money I could have a durpose priven life.

    I suppose the poor would need to get in on the "two for one" specials?
     
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    Do we get a warranty with this investment? I mean, if the soul I pay for goes to Hell anyway, do I get my money back with appropriate interest?
     
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    that letter sounded a lot like Catholic indulgences to me lol
     
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    I thought so too.

    And from a former SBC President none-the-less.
     
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    Sounds a bit like a quickie mart salvation. I'd rather have the $100,000 to $300,000 salvation it's got to be better. :cool: Harrods rather than Kwik Save.

    john.
     
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    Sad, really sad. How man centered can one get?
     
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    Are we sure this isn't a satire site?
     
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    Hello Joseph.
    used typically to express surprise, disbelief, or disgust or to request repetition or clarification of something just said

    Which one or two expresses your ambiguity? :cool:

    john.
     
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    All of the above. We don't have a delegation to the BWA since we broke all ties with them last year. What did I miss?

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    No. Its for real.

    I've heard Dr. Smith in person a few times and he really isn't a bad guy. I'm saddened, however, by this type of approach to evangelism. Simply because, as someone else has said, its too man-centered.

    My main problem with this is that it presumes the converting power of the Holy Spirit can be bought with money. Remember Peter's words: "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!"

    We cannot predict the moving of the Holy Spirit; like the wind He blows where He will. I'm all for the financial support of evangelists and missionaries-- but I got a problem with this.
     
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    Hello Joseph.
    Ambiguity was just in my mind. :cool: All of them is good. :cool:
    Don't know what you missed. :cool:
    The Baptist Union GB have just hosted The Baptist World Congress in England. We gave it a miss. I think any organisation is suspect, if not now, soon. I think they are out of place involving individual Churches in schemes divised by themselves. David Coffey (BUGB) eulogising Pope John Paul after he died left a very bad taste in my mouth.

    Baptist World Alliance (BWA)
    It exists for fellowship and seeks to unite all Baptists worldwide.
    Why did you break with them as their aim is to unite all baptists? Looks like they got something wrong somewhere. :cool: Why do we need uniting? :cool:

    Successful without begging. :cool: Double points cause they were Catholics. I think they should give the numbers of Baptists going over to Rome though.

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    John,

    I looked at your artwork and I really like it.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    :cool: Cool. :cool:

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    If I recall right the SBC proclaimed that it took 84 people in the pew for every person saved each year. So the number of 48 dollars doesn't seem to compute very well.

    Seems as though there is to much money in the cooperative program funds if it only takes 48 dollars for each eprson saved.
     

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