Don't worry about it Steve. It's already predetermined what the questions will be and what the answers will be. You may elect to ask and he may elect to answer. Thus saith ............. -----Original Message----- From: Steven G. Rockhill [mailto:revrock@...] Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 1:34 PM To: pastorsforum@... Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] Bro. Cloud to be our guest So in other words "Whosoever will submit a question or comment may do so, but ultimately the choice will be his to answer or not". Now does he make that choice based on his foreknowledge of what the questions may be or is it based on the willingness of the questioner to ask a question (i.e. if a person is willing to ask a question then on that basis he will choose to answer it) or is it based on something within the person asking the question (i.e. system of doctrine they profess, English Bible version used, immersed or sprinkled, protestant or un-affiliated history) that will determine whether he answers the question or not (though be forewarned this would make him a respector of persons)? OR is his choice to answer a question a sovereign choice and thus independent of the question and the questioner (because of willingness or inner characteristic). Does he answer a question because it pleases him and is according to his plan and purpose? Does he have to answer any questions? If he truly has a sovereign choice in the matter, then the fact that he does answer any question would show that he is graceful and merciful. Perhaps the reasoning and rationale for why he answers some questions and not others is a great and high mystery that we cannot even begin to understand? But wait, if he has answers then why wouldn't he answer all the questions? That doesn't seem fair. Why would he answer this persons question but not that persons question? Would he refuse to answer a question even if he had the answer? Is it possible that someone can ask the wrong question? Is it possible that he could answer a question wrong? If he answers a wrong question wrong, does that then make it right? Is it possible that he wants to answer a question but no one will ask it? Or will all the questions he wants to answer be asked? Is it possible that once he answers a question the person who asked the question will forget or lose the answer? Or does he gurantee that his answers will stick? If someone never heard of David Cloud, Way of Life, O Timothy or the Cloud family missionaries to Nepal will they have their questions answered? Will they be held responsible for the answers of their questions even though they do not know the one who is able to answer the questions? I am sure if I had the time I could come up with some more questions but you can feel free to pass these along and maybe he will have some answers. :-) Peace and Grace, Steve Bro. Jeff wrote: > > > Greetings from the TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE.... > > We have been friends and supporters of David Cloud, Way of Life, O > Timothy and the Cloud family > missionaries to Nepal for over twenty years. > > We have now booked Bro. Cloud to be with us here in Prince George, Oct. > 16 -19 '05. > > Beside Bro. Cloud presenting their missions work in Nepal, David will > speak on a number of other subjects. > > Lord, willing I will be taking Bro. Cloud fishing, and treat him to some > sight-seeing of moose and bears. > > I will be putting out a reminder to this list in Sept. that Bro. Cloud > will be with us. At that time if anyone has > any questions or comments they would like to make to Bro. Cloud, I will > take emails and save them for him. > > If he wants to respond, I will give him the chance. The choice will be > his, so watch for reminder in Sept. > > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."