I see that John Pedersen has joined the list. Good! I hope he will answer questions in a straightforward way instead of producing long-winded answers that really don't answer the question but are designed to evade the issue.

John, here are some quotes from Bob Foster, a member of your church:

<<I don't understand why you are so inclined towards making the judgment of who is and who isn't lost. It's just not a biblical emphasis.>>

<<Your need to proclaim someone lost doesn't lend itself to a disposition that fears adding one's own judgments to the Judgment of God (Phil. 2:12, 13).>>

<<I do believe that it is possible for a regenerate person to confess a false gospel of universal atonement.>>

<<I have the old nature and my old nature is always in the service of the creature..it can only believe the lie. The old nature always believes a false gospel of salvation conditioned on the sinner.>>

John, do you agree with any or all of these statements? A "Yes" or "No" beside each one will suffice.

Thanks,

Marc


On 10/27/01, I asked John Pedersen if he agreed with the following statements from Bob Foster, who is part of his church:

<<I don't understand why you are so inclined towards making the judgment of who is and who isn't lost. It's just not a biblical emphasis.>>

<<Your need to proclaim someone lost doesn't lend itself to a disposition that fears adding one's own judgments to the Judgment of God (Phil. 2:12, 13).>>

<<I do believe that it is possible for a regenerate person to confess a false gospel of universal atonement.>>

<<I have the old nature and my old nature is always in the service of the creature..it can only believe the lie. The old nature always believes a false gospel of salvation conditioned on the sinner.>>

Since that time, I've been wondering how Pedersen would evade answering, since Pedersen is the master evader. Historically, Pedersen has evaded questions in three ways:

(1) He has answered the questions in such a roundabout way that the actual question never gets answered.

(2) He has changed the subject.

(3) He has just refused to answer the questions.

Sadly, I think that one of these three things will happen again. I hope I'm wrong.

John -- if you would like to start out with some simpler questions, here are some very basic questions for you:

1. Is Osama bin Laden unregenerate?

2. Is Pope John Paul II unregenerate?

3. Is Billy Graham unregenerate?

I think anyone on this list would be willing to answer these questions.

To God alone be the glory,

Marc D. Carpenter

www.outsidethecamp.org

"Evil men do not understand justice, but those seeking Jehovah understand all." (Proverbs 28:5)


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