Premise 1: God could cause people to believe in Him by appearing to them.
Premise 2: God doesn't appear to them
Conclusion: God doesn't want all to believe.
Now, any amateur philosopher (like myself) can see that this argument does not follow logically. Simply because God does not give them a vision or something does not mean He doesn't want them to come to repentance. I also pointed out that God has appeared and some did believe and others did not, and that Paul the apostle seemed to think God has given all ample evidence for His existence (Romans 1:18-21); so obviously an appearance does not guarentee belief. He agreed with this and said it proved Calvinism, which he then changed specifically to Total Depravity. I said I affirm Total Depravity, as do all Classical Arminians.
So Peter used the good 'ol Triablogue Flowchart (click here) to construct a sinful argument full of insults to my intelligence and whatnot. I replied by telling him he couldn't handle a simple logical argument.
So Peter got MAAAAAAD!!!
His final statement:
So LISTEN UP, because you're on a short leash with me.
Of the two of us, I am the only one who consistently spoke of Total Depravity on this point. YOU tried to change the subject to unconditional election and pretended that that was what I was speaking of, when I plainly was not (I even wrote in caps that I was dealing with Depravity). So consider this your last warning. You either take time to read what you're interacting with or you go somewhere else, because if you keep this up your comments are getting deleted from my blog posts.
I'll give you a chance to rephrase any of what you just wrote, because you read so poorly that it's not worth my time to waste reading it. In fact, the only reason I'm not deleting it now is so that all can see how stupid you are and that I did not invent your idiotic quotation.
My final response:
Or, Peter, you can put it in your pipe and smoke it. Somebody's a little upset that they had the tables turned. If you want to ban me, go ahead. I honestly don't care, and you obviously can't take someone who can debate your socks off (nor can any of you here). You all exhibit an unchristian attitude of haughtiness and pride. You attack and make fun of believers in Christ, all the while alienating yourselves.Anyway, it was fun while it was civil (for like two seconds). Goodbye Triablogue, I will miss you. But it'll be a good miss.
But that's what happens when you show a fool his own foolishness. They get mad and threaten. That's fine, no skin off my back.
Oh, and I do affirm Total Depravity, as do all classical Arminians. Read up, bub. My point was to show you why your conclusion did not follow logically.
Delete if you must.