Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ascol an advisor to Palin?


***TOM ASCOL, head of the Flounders, seems somewhat inclined to delve into politics. On his Twitter, Tom says:

"Sarah Palin" is now following me. If she needs policy advice, I stand ready to serve. :-)

Note to Tom: I would suppose Palin is "Arminian," considering her church affiliation. Would she cotton to advice from a Hybrid Calvinist?

***MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE, the story of the Mormons' involvement in the murder of about 120 emigrants who were passing through Southern Utah in September 1857 in a wagon train headed for California, was televised on the History Channel recently .

Some believe this massacre was enacted in revenge for the killing of Mormon Apostle Parley Pratt near Harrison, Arkansas, the place which the emigrants were from. See here.

Also, Sandra Tanner, an expert on Mormon history, has a video about the massacre. See here.

***STEPHEN GARRETT has posted some quotations from some past notable Calvinists which are contrary to the Hybrid Calvinism of today's "Reformed" camp.
Check it out at BaptistGadfly

***HURRICANE IKE was so close to us in Pasadena, Texas that we have no desire to be any closer to another Hurricane.

Our property is located at 29.688N - 95.172W.

At 9 AM on Saturday, September 13, Ike was at 29.7 - 95W, just barely east of us.

If Ike had not made a slight turn, he would have hit us "head-on." An elderly lady from the LaPorte area, who was in the Pilgrim Book Store yesterday, lived in the path of Ike, and she said she lost her home due to wind and water damage. Our store and home were not damaged, but our home is still without power.

I had to discard any consideration of attending my Jackson High School, Jackson, Tennessee, 1953 Class Reunion due to the visit of Hurricane Ike. I phoned in my regrets and hoped they would have a joyous get-together. It was the first Reunion I have missed.


At Saturday, September 20, 2008 4:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Palin attends a Bible Church. She left the penecostal church 6 years ago.

Don't know why you could assume from that that she was arminian.

regardless, i don't know any calvinists who only vote for calvinists for president (or vice)of the u.s.

At Tuesday, September 23, 2008 12:41:00 PM, Blogger Bob L. Ross said...


anonymous said:

Don't know why you could assume from that that she was arminian.

At least within "Reformed" circles, if a fundamentalist-conservative type Christian is not "Reformed," he or she is by default "Arminian," since "by nature all men are Arminians," according to "Reformed" sources.

Since I have seen no evidence that Palin affliates with the Flounders or any other "Reformed" sect, I assume she must be "Arminian."

If you have evidence to the contrary, please let me know: pilgrimpub


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