Michael said:

> Right; I agree. But false witness is never an act of
> love, whatever a person's intentions. That's my ultimate concern.
> Consigning Clark, Hodge, Murray, Spurgeon, and others to hell
> because they
> regarded as "brothers" those who profess to be Arminians, or profess to
> hold doctrines that are Arminian, is very far from a harsh word fitly
> spoken.

This is a false accusation. I have never consigned anyone to hell. I have never said that Clark, Hodge, Murray, Spurgeon, or others are in hell. I do not judge whether or not these people are reprobate. I have no Scriptural warrant to do so. I do have Scriptural warrant to judge someone lost based on the standard of the gospel. Please do not accuse me of condemning someone to hell.

--Marc

Michael said:

> Soooooo, you are saying that you judge them to be lost
> but not in hell? So some lost people don't end up in hell. Is
> this because
> you are leaving open the possibility that these men changed their views
> before they died? So your claim is simply that there was some time t1 at
> which these men were unsaved, not that there was no time
> tn+1at which they were saved. If so, I stand corrected.
> Otherwise, I don't
> understand the distinction between being unsaved and going to hell.


You stand corrected. Not all people who are currently lost will end up in hell. When I judge someone to be lost, I do not judge their eternal destiny. "Lost" does not equal "reprobate." If someone is lost at the time he dies, then he will end up in hell. When I said that A.A. Hodge was an unregenerate agent of Satan in his promotion of the false gospel, I was not commenting on his eternal destiny. I was saying that in his promotion of the false gospel, he was lost. I do not know if God granted Him a new heart some time after he made the blasphemous statement.

--Marc


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