I guess I’m feeling stifled a bit in my life by almost an angry tone Calvinists take when their beliefs are questioned. thank you for being gracious with me-
Maybe you should stop imagining an "angry tone" that isn't even there.
I’m really just wanting to walk through these questions without anger
And we're answering these questions equally "without anger".
The only "anger" I've seen in this thread has come from YOU.
and without being slapped in the face with a thousand scriptures.
Calvinists hold to "sola Scriptura".
We base ALL our beliefs on Scripture.
I’m not a biblical scholar- I’m doing my best to study and work through these issues and I have the highest respect for Gods word
It seems strange that you say you have a high respect for God's word but when it is shown to you, you interpret it as "a slap in the face".
however so often verses are taken out of context and used to beat a point instead of proper exegesis-
Proper exegesis certainly is important.
But simply saying, "I don't like what that says" is NOT "proper exegesis", and it's not an indication that anything has been "taken out of context".
like the previous poster- just paste a ton of scriptures
Like I said, Calvinists base ALL their doctrines on Scripture.
Scripture is VERY important to us.
It seems that all your comments about Scripture border on derogatory... "Slap in the face", "just paste a ton of scriptures".
and call it a day and be angry.
In case you weren't aware, bearing false witness is a sin.
I didn't "call it a day". I'm still here posting, and trying to respond to you, YOU are the one who has "called it a day" by refusing to respond to me (which is fine, but at least be honest about yourself).
And I haven't been "angry" at all in this thread, so once again, you might want to stop bearing false witness. It's a sin.
I’m not here to prove myself- I’m here because it’s an online forum for questions about Calvinism. I appreciate you taking the time with me.
As long as you continue to hold the (unBiblical) beliefs that you do, without question, you will never accept Calvinism. IMO you don't WANT to accept Calvinism. And that's perfectly fine by me. What I don't understand is what causes you to come to forums and pick fights with people who have only tried to help you.