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November 12, 2014

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Might you say Martin is "short" sighted when it comes to God's good? ;)

Perhaps Martin Short had learned somewhere along the line that God has decreed from eternity that all things should happen according to his plan. That everyone's life is predetermined and that therefore both evil and good are God's eternal decree. Therefore, the earlier event of his brothers passing caused Mr. Short to come to the conclusion that God was ultimately behind the event. Which of course God would have had to decree from eternity past, otherwise Mr. Short would not have been able to reach the conclusion of God's non-existence since God has decreed every action and thought. Additionally, God must have decreed that Mr. Short should not believe in Him and would be passed over, condemned to eternal hell. Isn't it obvious that he is not of the elect? Otherwise, wouldn't he be free to believe because of this contradictory event (the good)of his mother outliving the doctors prognosis? Since he is obviously not free to change his mind because of God's decree he is therefore condemned to eternal separation from God, again by God's decree. Let us not condemn Mr Short for failing to recognize the good as a reason for faith since he is unable to recognize good of his own accord, being dead in his sins and totally depraved.

"Since he is obviously not free to change his mind because of God's decree he is therefore condemned to eternal separation from God, again by God's decree."

This is an odd line of reasoning. If he's doing what has been decreed for him by God isn't he doing the right thing? If he's following in God's will what more can be asked of him?

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