I am NOT looking for something to say back here (I already replied) but just look at the kind of comments I get at other places I post (and this is a board where other reformed folk post at as well JFYI).
Apparently you haved entered the "sophomore" phase of your Christian life. [Laugh]
Honestly, in less than a year you know the "ins and outs" of Reform theology?? the pratfalls and pitfalls of free will??
Those a are very superficial texts that you offer. Take the we are all one family now. Well, that is true for the age we live in. There is no doubt that Jews and Gentiles are one in Christ. But the OT saints could not have the salvation experience we had -- Christ had not yet died. Why do you think they went to "Abraham's bosom" instead of heaven when they died? Why do you think Jesus "led captivity captive" -- those in Sheol were led to heaven only after the Sacrafice was accepted by God. How can you think that OT saints will be raptured with Christians who have an entirely other experience not the least of which is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that OT saints never had??
I know Reformed all seems too wonderful now -- like "first love." But remember, it was not/is not your first love. The shine will be off the apple in no time -- especially since that theology does not answer all the questions as you now think it does.
-Not my first love?
-Doesn't answer allthe questions?
Just wanted to share.