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  1. JVan357

    Skull and crossbones in S&C

    I have heard this as well, I am going to look into it've peaked my curiosity.
  2. JVan357


    Honest question, what is going on with all the photographs on social media of Texas Masonic functions with no masks? Did the Grand Master put this out? Why do we have Grand Lodge leadership at large gatherings with no masks? I am honestly asking... my assumption is that either there is no such...
  3. JVan357

    Higher Degrees

  4. JVan357

    Freemasonry should hurt…

    Very interesting take brother. Well thought out.
  5. JVan357

    Master Craftsman

    Brothers, I have been a Master Mason for about 5 years now and am about to petition the Scottish Rite. My question is that since the Master Craftsman Program is open to anyone, is it a good idea to take it before receiving the SR Degrees? I am the type of person that doesn't want to...
  6. JVan357

    Free Will

    "37 All those the Father gives me WILL come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose NONE of all those HE has given me, but...
  7. JVan357

    Free Will

    If you can cast away grace then you can cast away the New Testament. I'm at work and will respond with scripture later. Also, if you call my response a "cop out" then you must know it came from the psalmist himself? If you are going to get as offensive as I have read in your other threads...
  8. JVan357

    Free Will

    His ways are not ours my friend.
  9. JVan357

    Free Will

    A Gnostic in my midst? This should be a hoot! lol Once I return tonight I will begin a response. This could take a while. I'm not being serious at all, just debunking what some believe is Calvinism. This is not a debate nor am I being facetious or sarcastic in any way. I am only trying to...
  10. JVan357

    Free Will

    And praying for others will never be pointless. We do not know what God has in store for us or others. That is why we evangelize and pray. Beseeching the Almighty in every endeavor. We are His tools, He will never be ours.
  11. JVan357

    Free Will

    Oh yes we can be blamed...unless we are perfect and as holy as the creator? If we are not, then God in his perfect just ways is 100% justified in destroying us. None of us deserve heaven, its bestowed grace that allows any of us to receive communion with God. If 10 murderers go to trial and...
  12. JVan357

    Free Will

    The Bible says the human heart is desperately wicked above all things. That man is dead in his trespasses and sins. Now, a dead man cannot arise on his own. Just as a baby has nothing to do with his birth. Jesus said you must be "born again." Both of these connotations involve something a human...
  13. JVan357

    Free Will

    Absolutely Brother, Hyper Calvinism is not necessarily a Theological stance as much as it is a misunderstanding of what reformed theologians historically called Divine Election. Divine election is the belief that God elects those who He will save and has done so from the foundation of the...
  14. JVan357

    Free Will

    Not sure if that is sarcasm Coachn? lol
  15. JVan357


    RoundRock Lodge No.227
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  17. JVan357

    Free Will

    Your understanding of Calvinism (Reformed Theology) is incorrect. (Unless you're only joking) Calvinism says one can never seek God, that human free will will always choose the things that are not of God until He regenerates the heart. I think what you speak of is hyper-calvinism. The average...
  18. JVan357

    Free Will

    HA! I am a Calvinist Freemason!
  19. JVan357

    KT Regalia in Texas

    Our Templar uniforms are ridiculous! Blake, I believe that first pic is from the SMOTJ.