Sunday, October 27, 2013
Is always the Democrat and the lesser of two evils is less evil.
Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama
Richard Nixon, George W Bush, George HW Bush, Rick Scott, Dick Cheney, Tom Delay, Ted Cruz
There is no lesser of two evils when it comes to pure evil.
See what I mean?
Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama
Richard Nixon, George W Bush, George HW Bush, Rick Scott, Dick Cheney, Tom Delay, Ted Cruz
There is no lesser of two evils when it comes to pure evil.
See what I mean?
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Nigerian-English actor Don't know
- Roberto Baggio, soccer (football) star for Italy Don't know
- Orlando Bloom, English actor Don't know
- Kate Bosworth, American actress Not an asshole
- Jeff Bridges, American actor Not an asshole
- Jackie Chan, actor Not an asshole
- John Cleese, actor, writer Not an asshole
- Leonard Cohen Canadian singer/songwriter/poet Not an asshole
- Patrick Duffy, actor Not an asshole
- William Ford, Jr., Executive Director of the Board at Ford Motor Co.
- Richard Gere, American actor Not an asshole
- Allen Ginsberg, poet Not an asshole
- Philip Glass, composer Not an asshole
- Herbie Hancock, musician Not an asshole
- Goldie Hawn, actress Not an asshole
- Hermann Hesse, Noble Prize winning author Not an asshole
- bell hooks, author Not an asshole
- Kate Hudson, actress Not an asshole
- Michael Imperioli, American actor Not an asshole
- Phil Jackson, Basketball coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers
- Angelina Jolie, American actress, humanist activist, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency Not an asshole
- Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. Not an asshole
- Jack Kerouac, author, poet, painter Not an asshole
- Miranda Kerr, Australian supermodel, one of Victoria's Secret Angels Not an asshole
- K.D. Lang, Canadian singer Not an asshole
- Jet Li, Chinese martial artist, Hollywood actor Not an asshole
- Jennifer Lopez, actress, singer ASSHOLE!
- Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter ASSHOLE
- George Lucas, American filmmaker, director of Star Wars Not an asshole
- Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer-songwriter Not an asshole
- Maya Soetoro-Ng, university professor, sister of U.S. president (Barack Obama) Not an asshole
- Ellison Onizuka, U.S. Air Force colonel, NASA astronaut Not an asshole
- Sarah Jessica Parker, actress, producer Not an asshole
- Victor Pelevin, novelist Not an asshole
- Brad Pitt, actor Not an asshole
- Ron Reagan, talk show host, son of former U.S. president (Ronald Reagan) Not an asshole
- Keanu Reeves, American actor Not an asshole
- Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player ASSHOLE
- Steven Seagal, American actor and aikido expert Not that much of an asshole
- Russell Simmons, Entertainment and Fashion Mogul
- Sting, English singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of The Police Not an asshole
- Oliver Stone, film director Not an asshole
- Sharon Stone, American actress, producer, and former fashion model Not an asshole
- George Takei, American actor, "Sulu" on Star Trek Not an asshole
- Uma Thurman, American actress Not an asshole
- Thuy Trang (1973-2001), Vietnamese American Actress Don't know her
- Tina Turner, American singer-songwriter Not an asshole
- Alice Walker, author (Color Purple and others)
- Naomi Watts, British-Australian actress Not an asshole
- Dennis Weaver, actor Not an asshole
- Ming-Na Wen, Chinese American Actress Don't know her
- Tiger Woods American Golfer ASSHOLE!
- Elaine Wynn, Wynn Resorts, charities Don't know her
- Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts Limited, Las Vegas Don't know
- Adam Yauch, American musician, director, producer, Beastie Not an asshole
Think of some famous Christians and think of how many are not assholes.
Peter Poppoff ASSHOLE
Jimmy Swagart ASSHOLE
Pat Robertson ASSHOLE
Mitt Romney ASSHOLE
Sarah Palin ASSHOLE
Michelle Bachmann ASSHOLE
Jim Bakker ASSHOLE
Jerry Falwell ASSHOLE
Ted Cruz ASSHOLE
Newt Gingrich ASSHOLE
Adolf Hitler ASSHOLE
George W. Bush ASSHOLE
Dick Cheney ASSHOLE
Pope Benedict XVI ASSHOLE
Justin Bieber FLAMING ASSHOLE
- Bill Clinton, U.S. President (1993-2001) Not an asshole
- Colleen Hanabusa, U.S. Congresswoman (2011- ) from Hawaii
- Mazie Hirono, U.S. Congresswoman, (2007-2013) and U.S. Senator (2013- ) Democrat from Hawaii Not an asshole
- Hank Johnson, U.S. Congressman, (2007- ) Democrat from Georgia Not an asshole
- Eric Lubbock, United Kingdom, elected member of the House of Lords
- Rosa Parks, U.S. Civil Rights activist Not an asshole
I will be the first to admit that a lot of pro athletes are overpaid prima donnas and there is no doubt that Palxico Burress is one of them. The following article from wikipedia illustrates how our justice system is godly and as scripture tells us when it comes to justice God is a total fucking asshole.
On November 28, 2008, Burress suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to his right thigh at the New York City nightclub LQ on Lexington Avenue in New York City when his Glock pistol, in the pocket of his black-colored jeans, began sliding down his leg; apparently in reaching for his gun, he inadvertently pressed the trigger, causing the gun to fire. The Manhattan District Attorney stated Burress was in fact wearing jeans. The injury was not life-threatening and Burress was released from an area hospital the next afternoon. Two days later, Burress turned himself in to police to face charges of criminal possession of a handgun. It was later discovered that New York City police learned about the incident only after seeing it on television and were not called by New York-Presbyterian Hospital as required by law. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the hospital actions an "outrage" and stated that they are a "chargeable offense". Bloomberg also urged that Burress be prosecuted to the fullest extent, saying that any punishment short of the minimum 3½ years for unlawful carrying of a handgun would be "a mockery of the law." Burress had an expired concealed carry license from Florida, but no New York license.
On December 2, 2008, Burress posted bail of $100,000. Later in the day, Burress reported to Giants Stadium as per team policy for injured but active players and was told he would be suspended without pay for the remaining four games of the 2008 regular season for conduct detrimental to the team. In addition, the Giants placed Burress on their reserve/non-football injury list, meaning he was ineligible to return for the playoffs. Burress was also scheduled to receive $1 million from his signing bonus on December 10, 2008, initially withheld by the team. The NFL Players Association filed a grievance, saying the team violated the collective bargaining agreement and challenging the suspension and fine received by Burress. A Special Master in arbitration subsequently ruled that the Giants must deliver the entire $1 million to Burress, as per the collective bargaining agreement. "To think that a player could carry a loaded gun into a nightclub, shoot himself and miss the rest of the season but get to keep his entire signing bonus illustrates one of the serious flaws in the current system," said Giants co-owner John Mara in a statement afterward.
On December 23, 2008, a search of Burress' New Jersey home by the Totowa, New Jersey Police, the New York Police Department and investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney turned up a 9 mm handgun, a rifle, ammunition and the clothing believed to have been worn by Burress on the night of his accidental shooting. On June 12, 2009 Burress's attorney Benjamin Brafman announced that he had been unable to reach a sentencing agreement.
Burress asked a Manhattan grand jury for sympathy during two hours of testimony on July 29, 2009. On Monday, August 3, 2009, prosecutors announced that Burress had been indicted by the grand jury on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, and a single count of reckless endangerment in the second degree, both felonies.
On August 20, 2009, Burress accepted a plea deal that would put him in prison for two years with an additional two years of supervised release. His sentencing was held on September 22, 2009. Burress hired a prison consultant to advise him on what to expect while in prison. In January 2010, Burress applied for and was denied a work release from prison. On June 6, 2011, Burress was released from a protective custody unit of the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, New York.
Let's say that Plaxico was playing for the Dallas Cowboys and this happened to him in a Dallas nightclub. Do you think he would have been arrested, yes no, maybe??? Do you think the mayor of Dallas would have stuck his nose in it? Do you think Plaxico would have been arrested. Do you think that the Dallas police would have ransacked his house? Do you think he would have been thrown in jail for two years for this victimless crime? Would this have happened to Eli Manning or that Christard Tim Tebow?
The Bible tells us that God hates Blacks more than Whites and is crueler to Blacks than he is to Whites. Did race play a role?
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him. (James 5:14-15 )
(This passage is evil because people who believe it may not get proper medical treatment for their sick children.)
God does make people sick but he won't heal them.
The Affordable Care Act’s Lower-Than-Projected Premiums Will Save $190 Billion
SOURCE: AP/Eric Gay
By Topher Spiro and Jonathan Gruber | October 23, 2013
The Affordable Care Act is already working: Intense price competition among health plans in the marketplaces for individuals has lowered premiums below projected levels. As a result of these lower premiums, the federal government will save about $190 billion over the next 10 years, according to our estimates. These savings will boost the health law’s amount of deficit reduction by 174 percent and represent about 40 percent of the health care savings proposed by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform—commonly known as the Simpson-Bowles commission—in 2010.
Moreover, we estimate that lower premiums will lower the number of uninsured even further, by an additional 700,000 people, even as the number of individuals who receive tax credits will decline because insurance is more affordable.
In short, the Affordable Care Act is working even better than expected, producing more coverage for much less money.
Marketplace plans and tax creditsUnder the Affordable Care Act, marketplaces that offer health plans to individuals are now open in every state. The federal government is operating marketplaces in 36 states, and 14 states and the District of Columbia are operating their own marketplaces. Marketplace plans offer five levels of coverage—catastrophic, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum—ranging from less generous to more generous.
Individuals with family income from one to four times the federal poverty level (about $26,000 to $94,000 for a family of four)—and who are not eligible for other qualified coverage—are eligible for tax credits to help cover the cost of a plan. The tax credit caps the amount an individual must pay for the second-lowest-cost silver plan at a certain percentage of family income, ranging from 2 percent of income at the poverty level to 9.5 percent of income at four times the poverty level.
Price competition in the marketplacesWhen the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, or CBO, projected premiums under the Affordable Care Act before its enactment, it theorized that increased competition would lower premiums in the individual market—but only slightly. In CBO’s view, marketplaces that organize the market—making it easier for consumers to compare choices—would encourage plans to keep premiums low to attract consumers.
CBO’s theory has turned out to be right in reality—only more so.
CBO’s projected premium levels In March 2012, CBO projected an average family premium for the second-lowest-cost silver plan of $15,400 in 2016. This family premium is equivalent to an individual premium of $5,700 in 2016. CBO projected that private insurance premiums would increase by 5.5 percent per year from 2014 to 2016, so its estimate for 2014 would be lower by that amount. In addition, the Affordable Care Act covers the cost of high-risk enrollees through 2016, but it provides greater relief in 2014 than in 2016. This reinsurance will lower premiums by more in 2014 than in 2016. Taking the estimate of $5,700 in 2016, trending it backward by 5.5 percent per year, and accounting for greater reinsurance in 2014 yields an estimate of $4,700 in 2014.
In an analysis of plans offered in the marketplaces, the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform found that new entrants into the market make up 26 percent of all insurers. These new entrants are introducing competitive pressures into the individual market. The McKinsey analysis found that new entrants tend to price their plans lower than the median premiums in their market.
Moreover, in a preliminary analysis of plans offered in 18 areas, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that premiums are lower than CBO’s projected premiums in 15 of those areas.
In March 2012, CBO projected an average family premium for the second-lowest-cost silver plan in 2016. This projection is equivalent to an average individual premium in 2014 of $4,700 (see sidebar). The actual average premium for the second-lowest-cost silver plan in 2014 turned out to be $3,936—16 percent lower than projected.
Impact on costs and coveragePremiums for the second-lowest-cost silver plan are important because tax credits for individuals are based on the cost of that plan. If premiums for that plan are lower, then the cost of tax credits will also be lower.
Consider a typical individual making $30,000 a year. That individual’s premium contribution would be capped at 8.37 percent of income, or $2,512. If the premium for the second-lowest-cost silver plan is $4,700, then the tax credit would be the difference between this premium and the individual’s contribution, or $2,188. But if the premium for the second-lowest-cost silver plan turns out to be only $3,936, then the tax credit would be $1,424.
We estimate that a 16 percent reduction in premiums will lower the total cost of tax credits by about 21 percent. As the example above illustrates, the percentage reduction in the tax credit will often be much greater than the percentage reduction in the premium. Because the amount that individuals pay is fixed at a percentage of income, a reduction in premiums will result in a proportionally larger reduction in government spending.
In its May 2013 baseline, CBO projected that the tax credits would cost $920 billion through 2023. But CBO made this projection before data on actual premium rates became available. A 16 percent reduction in premiums will lower this cost by about 21 percent, or about $190 billion.
Another result of the reduction in premiums is that more individuals will take up coverage because it is even more affordable. We estimate that a 16 percent reduction in premiums will lower the number of uninsured by an additional 2.8 percent. Because CBO had projected a decline in the number of uninsured of 25 million by 2023, this means that an additional 700,000 people will gain coverage. (See Methodology for more information on our estimates.)
$190 billion in contextWhen it was enacted, the Affordable Care Act was already fully paid for and projected to lower the federal budget deficit. In its most recent estimate, CBO projected that the law would lower the deficit by $109 billion over the next 10 years. Our estimated $190 billion in savings will increase that deficit reduction by 174 percent to almost $300 billion.
Recent long-term debt-reduction plans have proposed substantial health care savings in combination with additional tax revenue. The Simpson-Bowles commission, for example, proposed $487 billion in health care savings. And in the last “grand bargain” offer that President Barack Obama made to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) in December 2012, he proposed about $400 billion in health care savings.
Our estimated $190 billion in savings represents a sizable share of these proposals’ health care savings—about 40 percent of the Simpson-Bowles plan’s savings and almost half of the president’s proposed savings.
ConclusionIn the spring, CBO will update its baseline projection of the Affordable Care Act. When it does, the agency will take into account the actual experience of premium rates for plans offered in the marketplaces in 2014—which are significantly lower than projected. We estimate that the savings to the federal government will be about $190 billion over the next 10 years. This is an important early indication that the Affordable Care Act is working even better than expected to lower health care spending and federal deficits.
Topher Spiro is the Vice President for Health Policy at the Center for American Progress. Jonathan Gruber is professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
MethodologyWe used the Gruber Microsimulation Model, or GMSIM, to model the impact of a 16 percent reduction in premiums for plans in the individual market. Microsimulation modeling uses evidence from health economics studies to model how individuals and employers respond to changes in policy or the environment. The Congressional Budget Office uses the same type of modeling.
The GMSIM is designed to closely match CBO estimates that have been released to date. While our estimates are not guaranteed to exactly mimic what CBO would find for a comparable reduction in premiums, our findings should provide a reasonable approximation of CBO’s findings.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
When George W. Bush called Islam the religion of peace it became pretty clear to me that this pathetic and corrupt man was clearly on the side of evil. When he attacked and Saddam Hussein the arch enemy of Osama bin Laden it became even clearer and when he ended up not killing a single al-qeda leader it should have erased any doubt in anyone's mind that George W. Bush is an evil man.
All the Abrahamic religions are evil and the two most evil are Christianity and Islam with Islam being far more evil than Christianity.
It is politically correct to beat up on Christianity and if I stood outside of even the most hateful fundagelical church wearing a devil suit and pissing on a Bible I doubt if anyone would physically assault me. If I were to be caught with a Bible in most Muslims countries I would be killed.
I still encourage everyone to bash Christianity but if you only bash Christianity then you are being a hypocrite. Islam is far more bash worthy than even the most virulent strains of Christianity. Look at it like this. Christianity is the Type C Hepatitis of religion but Islam is the AIDS of religion.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Here are some questions for the Red State liars who don't like this. This is for all the unmedicated, Fox News-parroting assclowns or brainwashed, fact-loathing wackjobs and heartless, cousin-marrying teabaggers of the retarded Nazi religious right.
Tell me, you FAUX-News-worshipping hatemonger, does your mental handicap come with preferred parking?
Tell me, you delusional, sheet-wearing redneck, which dark crevice of your rear did you pull that from?
Tell me, you torture-cheering wackjob, when you go to the mind reader, do you pay half price?
Did they teach you how to be a delusional, pitchfork-wielding misanthrope in the fascist reeducation camp?
I'm curious, you tobacco-juice-dribbling neocon-artist, does your lower intestine empty directly into your skull?
Excuse me, you Rapture-lusting Rapturefarian, but aren't you late for your Flat Earth Society meeting?
Atheist Michael Newdow Intellectually Demolishes Arrogant Moron
Let's hope that this lying FAUX NEWS whore gets terminal breast cancer. The whore said that 95% of Americans are Christians. That's a lie! 77% of Americans indentify themselves as Christians and thankfully that number is declining. According to the CIA Factbook 76.9 Americans are Christians.
We need to get the words under God out of the Pledge Allegiance. Hopefully the Conservaturds on the US Supreme Court will get cancer and die and be replaced with decent honest justices who respect and defend the Constitution.
So far every attempt to eliminate the unlawful and unconstitutional mention of God from the Pledge has thus far failed, but the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts will hear arguments seeking removal of the two words for a new reason: discrimination
"This is the first challenge of its kind" said Roy Speckhardt, the executive director of the American Humanist Association, an atheist group arguing for the plaintiffs. "We feel very confident that we have a strong case."
Eighteen percent have no explicit religious identityby Frank Newport
PRINCETON, NJ -- The large majority of Americans -- 77% of the adult population -- identify with a Christian religion, including 52% who are Protestants or some other non-Catholic Christian religion, 23% who are Catholic, and 2% who affiliate with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another 18% of Americans do not have an explicit religious identity and 5% identify with a non-Christian religion.
Why this is about more than two words.
No matter how you slice it God is evil and an evil god makes people to evil things. The idea of a God makes people intellectually lazy and delusional. Let go and let God is a saying used in Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon but the truth is God is the one who fucked these people up in the first place. God created the alcoholism gene. Alcoholism is a medical condition that requires medical treatment. All the praying in the world will not cure an alcoholic. Proper treatment and intervention will!
It never ceases to astound me how this prick God gets credit for good things like Tim Tebow throwing a touchdown pass but gets none of the blame to all the disease, starvation an suffering in the world. Instead of going out and solving problems people pray to a cruel, vengeful and jealous God.
“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”
This is straight out of the King James Version. God reveals “his” own name: Jealous.
Is this the god you Christians what America to be under?
...and while we are at it let's get in God we trust off of our currency.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The Religion of
Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.
Ibn Ishaq: 327 - “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”
Sunday, October 13, 2013
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Friday, October 4, 2013
The Five Points of Calvinism
There are two mains camps of theology within Christianity in America today: Arminianism and Calvinism. Calvinism is a system of biblical interpretation taught by John Calvin. Calvin lived in France in the 1500's at the time of Martin Luther who sparked the Reformation.
The system of Calvinism adheres to a very high view of scripture and seeks to derive its theological formulations based solely on God’s word. It focuses on God’s sovereignty, stating that God is able and willing by virtue of his omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence, to do whatever He desires with His creation. It also maintains that within the Bible are the following teachings: That God, by His sovereign grace predestines people into salvation; that Jesus died only for those predestined; that God regenerates the individual where he is then able and wants to choose God; and that it is impossible for those who are redeemed to lose their salvation.
Arminianism, on the other hand, maintains that God predestined, but not in an absolute sense. Rather, He looked into the future to see who would pick him and then He chose them. Jesus died for all peoples' sins who have ever lived and ever will live, not just the Christians. Each person is the one who decides if he wants to be saved or not. And finally, it is possible to lose your salvation (some arminians believe you cannot lose your salvation).
Basically, Calvinism is known by an acronym: T.U.L.I.P.
Total Depravity (also known as Total Inability and Original Sin)These five categories do not comprise Calvinism in totality. They simply represent some of its main points.
Limited Atonement (also known as Particular Atonement)
Perseverance of the Saints (also known as Once Saved Always Saved)
Sin has affected all parts of man. The heart, emotions, will, mind, and body are all affected by sin. We are completely sinful. We are not as sinful as we could be, but we are completely affected by sin.
The doctrine of Total Depravity is derived from scriptures that reveal human character: Man’s heart is evil (Mark 7:21-23) and sick Jer. 17:9). Man is a slave of sin (Rom. 6:20). He does not seek for God (Rom. 3:10-12). He cannot understand spiritual things (1 Cor. 2:14). He is at enmity with God (Eph. 2:15). And, is by nature a child of wrath (Eph. 2:3). The Calvinist asks the question, "In light of the scriptures that declare man’s true nature as being utterly lost and incapable, how is it possible for anyone to choose or desire God?" The answer is, "He cannot. Therefore God must predestine."
Calvinism also maintains that because of our fallen nature we are born again not by our own will but God’s will (John 1:12-13); God grants that we believe (Phil. 1:29); faith is the work of God (John 6:28-29); God appoints people to believe (Acts 13:48); and God predestines (Eph. 1:1-11; Rom. 8:29; 9:9-23).
God does not base His election on anything He sees in the individual. He chooses the elect according to the kind intention of His will (Eph. 1:4-8; Rom. 9:11) without any consideration of merit within the individual. Nor does God look into the future to see who would pick Him. Also, as some are elected into salvation, others are not (Rom. 9:15, 21).
Jesus died only for the elect. Though Jesus’ sacrifice was sufficient for all, it was not efficacious for all. Jesus only bore the sins of the elect. Support for this position is drawn from such scriptures as Matt. 26:28 where Jesus died for ‘many'; John 10:11, 15 which say that (Jesus died for the sheep (not the goats, per Matt. 25:32-33); John 17:9 where Jesus in prayer interceded for the ones given Him, not those of the entire world; Acts 20:28 and Eph. 5:25-27 which state that the Church was purchased by Christ, not all people; and Isaiah 53:12 which is a prophecy of Jesus’ crucifixion where he would bore the sins of many (not all).
When God calls his elect into salvation, they cannot resist. God offers to all people the gospel message. This is called the external call. But to the elect, God extends an internal call and it cannot be resisted. This call is by the Holy Spirit who works in the hearts and minds of the elect to bring them to repentance and regeneration whereby they willingly and freely come to God. Some of the verses used in support of this teaching are Romans 9:16 where it says that "it is not of him who wills nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy"; Philippians 2:12-13 where God is said to be the one working salvation in the individual; John 6:28-29 where faith is declared to be the work of God; Acts 13:48 where God appoints people to believe; and John 1:12-13 where being born again is not by man’s will, but by God’s.
“All that the Father gives Me shall come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out," (John 6:37).
Acts 13:48 "And as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
"Rom.8:29-30 "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate.... Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."
Eph.1:4-5 "He hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will."
2 Th.2:11-12 "God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned."
2 Tim.1:9 "Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began."
Jude 1:4 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation.
Perseverance of the Saints:
You cannot lose your salvation. Because the Father has elected, the Son has redeemed, and the Holy Spirit has applied salvation, those thus saved are eternally secure. They are eternally secure in Christ. Some of the verses for this position are John 10:27-28 where Jesus said His sheep will never perish; John 6:47 where salvation is described as everlasting life; Romans 8:1 where it is said we have passed out of judgment; 1 Corinthians 10:13 where God promises to never let us be tempted beyond what we can handle; and Phil. 1:6 where God is the one being faithful to perfect us until the day of Jesus’ return.