Original sin means that we inherit a sinful nature and we will do the vilest of sin left to ourselves.
Even the elect still sin, so I do not see how your argument has any support.
Jesus was right. Everyone needs to be born again. We are not speaking off people who have sinned; we are speaking of those who have yet to sin. You err and run into left field when mixing the two.
Jesus himself used children to represent those that inherit eternal life. He chose them because of their innocence, otherwise you will have Jesus teaching that heaven is composed of a bunch of sinners.
The Bible states that the wages of sin is death NOT the wages of a sin nature is death.
You want to penalize babies for sins they have not committed.
Don't you think that's kind of ridiculous notion?
There is no just judge on this earth that would commit such a travesty, and I doubt the more Holier Judge woud do any different.
Especially since you have no Scripture to prove such a ridiculous notion.
Allan wrote: For the record, I have no ill will towards Dr. Luciano. I agree with what he has said about how we should not change the Word to suit our theology.
Great! I have been waiting for a Calvinist that would actually believe that.
I am glad that you have no ill-will towards me and I assure you that I do not have any towards you.
Nevertheless, I would like to ask you to put your money where your mouth is (sort of speak).
You stated that you agree with me that we should not change God's Word to suit our theology.
Now, I have given you one(I can give you more if you like) passage of scripture that if TAKEN LITERALLY it states that God loves all of humankind and desires to save them.
Can you give me a passage of Scripture that if TAKEN LITERALLY it would mean that GOd chose some to hell and others to heaven?
The key phrase is "taken literally."
I would think that if I and you would agree in such a basic principle that there should be at least ONE verse that you can demonstrate that if TAKEN LITERALLY will STATE the truth of unconditional election.
Thanks. Unfortunately, I am not as sensitive to that.
I have had some edifying conversations with some who believe differently, but there are some that really do not desire that type of interaction no matter how hard I try. I treat everyone on a person by person basis.