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Election, Free Will, Determinism--it'­s your destiny!

  • Mar 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The time for our next discussion has arrived! We'll be meeting at Red's Porch on Good Friday, March 29th (7pm) to discuss the fascinating and mysterious topic of predestination. From our good friends at Wikipedia:

"Predestination, in theology, is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God. John Calvin interpreted biblical predestination to mean that God willed eternal damnation for some people and salvation for others. Explanations of predestination often seek to address the so-called "paradox of free will," whereby God's omniscience seems incompatible with human free will."

The issue of predestination has been hotly debated throughout time. In fact, it was (arguably) a fundamental disagreement on determinism between two titans of theology, John Wesley and George Whitfield, which eventually led to the founding of the Methodist Christian denomination.

Since this topic is such a difficult one to wrestle with, our resident theologian, Mr. Steven Badal, has graciously agreed to provide us with an introductory overview and framework for this discussion. You will certainly not want to miss this one! So, do what research you can ahead of time, and please come with questions prepared.

I can't wait to see you all again soon!

In love and friendship,


Eric L. Gomez





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  • A former member
    A former member

    Packed house! I'm having dinner here and added our group to the wait list

    March 29, 2013

  • Drew K.

    Finally back on a weekend! W00t!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but I'm previously committed at our parish that evening for Good Friday services.

    March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Otherwise I'd be there with my BoC in tow.

      March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      They're jealous that our theological foundations comprise an epic volume of mega-awesomeness.

      March 22, 2013

  • Dee

    Decided to keep it light and easy for this one, eh? ;) Looking forward to it!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be participating in our Good Friday service at church. I'm sorry to miss this one because this is a topic of great interest to me as I've been watching a Great Courses class on this very subject. I hope you have a fruitful conversation.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This one ought to be mindbending!

    1 · March 22, 2013

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