Boy is that spot on :-)P.S. Surely I cannot be the only one who thinks Lumpkins should change his tag-line to:With that, I am... A complete and total a-hole.
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Thanks Steve!Could you please weigh in to the issues discussed on Lumpkins' blog? He seemed quite content to dismiss the Calvinist position of Matthew 5 and Romans 8.
Rohan,Lumpkins' dismissiveness is typical of him. It's not worth interacting much with him. He's really just on a one-man crusade against all things James White and interacting with actual arguments is beyond him.
"Surely I cannot be the only one who thinks Lumpkins should change his tag-line to..."I would have to disagree. If Peter Lumpkins is a true believer, then he is beloved of the Lord, a new creation, a brother in Christ, and someone we are called to love. They will know that we are christians by our love for each other, according to the Scriptures. Even christians can be dismissive, unfair, and even unkind in arguments. Does that mean that we should call them names and treat them like they are not a brother in Christ? I would submit that it isn't gracious, and does no good to anyone.
Skarlet said:---If Peter Lumpkins is a true believer, then he is beloved of the Lord, a new creation, a brother in Christ, and someone we are called to love.---None of that changes the fact that Lumpkins is a complete jerk who has but a single goal in mind: to attack James White. Seriously, if White didn't exist, Lumpkins's wouldn't know what to blog about.Hey may very well be a Christian--I assume he is one. But I'd happily never spend 5 minutes in the same room with Lumpkins.