As to Calvinism...I've studied it formally. True Calvinism does NOT say that God predestines people to Hell.
and said, now she was sure she should be damned, for she had drowned her child.
Once again, I weep for theology discussions on Metafilter, where the bombast and brio of the non-believers is met by the guileless and assumption-ridden apologetics from the faithful.
In 2007, two elders protested a plan to reorganize the church that, according to critics, consolidated power in the hands of Driscoll and his closest aides. Driscoll told the congregation that he asked advice on how to handle stubborn subordinates from a “mixed martial artist and Ultimate Fighter, good guy” who attends Mars Hill. “His answer was brilliant,” Driscoll reported. “He said, ‘I break their nose.’ ” When one of the renegade elders refused to repent, the church leadership ordered members to shun him. One member complained on an online message board and instantly found his membership privileges suspended. “They are sinning through questioning,” Driscoll preached.
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