God's fault?

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  1. seekingthetruth

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    If God created man knowing that the heart of man is evil, and, if man does not have a choice to repent.....then every time a lost person dies and goes to hell, is it God's fault?

    Think about this before you answer.

    If God creates an evil man, and denies him even the oppurtunity to repent, is it the man's fault he goes to Hell, or is it God's?

    John
     
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    It's funny that the members of BB will respond to a goofy question, but ignore a serious one.....HHHmmmmmm

    Like this one....."Did Jesus Troll?"

    John
     
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    John, why wouldn't man have a choice to repent? That scenario would make God evil & I think we both agree that He is not.
     
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    Oh no!!!!

    I agree that we have a choice. But what about the Dogs? If God doesnt give them a choice, then what?

    John
     
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    John,
    My question would be, where do you get the idea that God created an evil man? Adam and Eve were created as innocent without a sin nature but capable of choice.

    I don't think that every new human is created by God in the Genesis 1-2 sense of the term. But they are conceived and have a sin nature. God is never "at fault" when a person goes to hell. All are sinners deserving of hell.
     
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    Agreed.

    We all deserve Hell.

    Why do some of us deserve heaven?

    John
     
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    Yes to what Tom said. God did not create an evil heart, we inherited it.
     
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    God created Adam and we were in Adam when God created Adam. So how is it we are not created by God?
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    I agree. So why would God give salvation to certain evil men, but deny it to others?

    Arent we all equally evil? Some would say that they are not as evil as Charles Manson, but I would disagree. We are all evil.

    So why do some get undeserved merit, and some dont?

    John
     
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    Aquinas does teach on animals not havin souls so I really cant speak to my 3 Bulldogs LOL however as for folks that support Doctrines of Grace Salvation theology.....of which I am one, we believe that Christs death on the cross is sufficient to wash away the sins of anyone, all they have to do is believe in Christ as Lord & Savior. Now I cant tell you why God elects some to salvation, that is a mystery quite frankly....I can venture a guess but that would be an opinion on my part. However I am grateful that I am one of his selected ones because I couldn't have gotten there all by myself. So rather than criticizing election, I sing it's praises which John Newton describes better than I ever could in Amazing Grace...

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me.
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

    T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
    And Grace, my fears relieved.
    How precious did that Grace appear
    The hour I first believed.

    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    I have already come;
    'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
    and Grace will lead me home.

    The Lord has promised good to me.
    His word my hope secures.
    He will my shield and portion be,
    As long as life endures.

    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease,
    I shall possess within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.
     
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    Well, we can agree on that at least.

    I love that song too:thumbs::thumbs:

    John
     
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    No one deserves heaven. Any who go to heaven go entirely by God's mercy and grace.
     
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    Hey John,

    God does create man knowing...I'm assuming you would agree with that.
    Man does have a choice to repent.
    God doesn't deny the opportunity to repent.

    If we "all deserve Hell" then there none of course deserve heaven. I'm assuming that some are shown mercy. Be given mercy doesn't make anyone deserve heaven.

    He doesn't "deny" it to anyone. All that come to Jesus will be raised up in the last day. (John 6:37)
    Yes and no. We are not as evil as we can be. We though are all equal even in regards to deserving hell. (James 2:10)
    Depends on what you are meaning as I said above. You are not as evil as Charles Manson. But as far as deserving hell, we are all equally deserving.
    Glad you said "undeserved"
     
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    This is way off the OP, but we were in Adam as, in a sense, our representative in terms of inheriting the sin nature. It's never used in terms of us being created.
     
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    I know Im off topic but how far away from Tampa are you Tom?
     
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    I have to admit something here.

    I still dont agree with Calvinisim, but the Cal discussions have made me study and consider things i never thought of beforehand.

    yes, I believe we have a choice. If we didnt then ?God wasted alot of preaching in the NT.

    But yes, I do believe that God is everywhere, past present, and future, and he knows my heart. (Gosh, that is really scary!!!)

    John
     
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    we're 60 miles south or so. you coming down?
     
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    Good John. It's always good when discussions lead to further study of the Bible!
     
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    Does anyone else find it scary that God knows their hearts?

    I just hope He doesnt tell my wife what He sees!!!!!:eek::eek::eek:

    John
     
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    my wife knows all my thoughts right now. I'm saying them out loud. Go Heels! Go Heels! :D
     

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