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I'm looking forward to reading the responses on this thread.
A loved one and I recently had a discussion involving salvation. And to be honest with you, I got a little frustrated at his skepticism, but then again. A point that I never really thought about came up and I did not know how to respond to such because I could not see how something could be possible, even though I'm sure it is...Ive just never encountered it, or experienced it the way he tried to illustrate.
So he doesnt...
I know of a couple where one of them engaged in marital infidelity. When confronted by the spouse the individual was very sorry and asked for forgiveness and vowed never to let it happen again. However in their discussion on this as usual the offender was asked how they could do such a thing and the reply was something like this. Well I was weak and we just got to talking at work one day and one thing led to another and also no one is perfect and that person really does not mean anything to...
If God foreknows all his own thoughts before thinking them how can He ever originate a new thought? Was God ever unknowing of a thought or intent prior to its being originated? If not, how did that thought ever originate?
Could it be that our finite linear thinking and speculations fall short when speaking of God's foreknowledge and its necessity of being predeterminate in nature?
Here is teaching on effectual calling,I recently posted this in another thread.
This teaching comes from this book,and is used by permission from the author
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The Scriptures distinguish between an outward or external, general call to salvation which is to be made through the free offer of the gospel to all men without discrimination...
Clayton Diltz does an excellent job laying out the road to Open Theism, and using it as a template, I will follow the road less traveled to what I believe is a biblical view of God’s relationship with man.
The issue deals with our understanding of God’s relationship with time. God is eternal, and He created time when He created the physical universe. So for sure He exists outside of time, where everything is before His mind, if you will, at the same time, which is no time at all. But is...
Or is The Human race it in all the Universe?
if you think yes...
Are they UFO?
Would an Alien race need their own "Jesus" to atone for them, or would they been kept sinless state by God?
is there ANY Biblical reasons why could not be other intelligence out there?
Note: NOT including Angels/Demons here, , meaning flesh/blood beings!
What do the Greek terms used for Predestined and Forknew mean as used by Apostle paul in Romans?
Is God described as being passive, active use here?
Does this mean predestination is for ONLY the saints, not sinners?
Does this relate directly to just HOW God saves us, by act of His Will directly, or indirectly as response to our Will?