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  1. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    If the Lord allowed you, during this life time to observe in amazement one event from Scripture, and, if He allowed you to ask Him one question, what would it be and why?

    The event to observe I keep going back and forth on, but would be either the Creation, the crucifixion of Christ, the Resurrection, or the Transfiguration. I suppose if I had to choose one, it would be the Creation, as much as I would like to see the Resurrection. Maybe there is another event you would rather see.

    As far as the question, I would have to ask the Lord how he reconciles His sovereignty with the free will of man. I also thought about asking Him His earliest memory. LOL.

    Any responses appreciated. There will probably be many I have not even thought of.
     
  2. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    I would go nefore throne of God, asd ask Him" Why couldn't I trust You fully, I know you are God, but why couldn't I really trust you in alla reas as I should have?"
     
  3. Winman

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    What kind of question is that for a Calvinist? If your view is true, then obviously God didn't want you to have faith, even though he told you to have faith over and over again.

    Must have been God's revealed will that you have great faith, but his secret will was for you to have weak, puny faith.

    I am amazed any Calvinist would ever ask a question like this.
     
  4. convicted1

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    I would want to know why trailer parks, housing departments, welfare, toothbrushes(singular, plural would be teeth), mulletts, and "God is my co-pilot" bumperstickers were all started in Kentucky...
     
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    I've been thinking back over my life
    And some of the questions I've had
    I've thought about living, I've thought about dying
    And what makes me happy or sad
    Well most of my questions I've kept to myself
    Like, "Why in the world was I born?"
    But the number one question, I'd like to ask
    I'd like to ask of the Lord
    Jesus how could You love me?
    Oh sweet Jesus, how could You love me?
    'Cause when I had a choice between good and bad
    I picked bad two out of three

    "Two Out of Three"
    written by Frank O'brien and Joel Hemphill.
    Performed by Charlie Daniels
     
  6. InTheLight

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    No doubt about it--the Transfiguration. To see Jesus in his bright glory, Moses, and Elijah, and to hear the very voice of God? Awesome! I'd want to build a house and live there the rest of my days. Oh wait, so did Peter...
     
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    I'd want to see Lazarus raised from the dead. I don't have any questions.
     
  8. JamesL

    JamesL Well-Known Member
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    I'd like to go back and see that donkey talk
     
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    ... deep thought ...

    Event: I'd want to see my two boys baptized. Between work and car problems, I missed both occasions and I still regret it.

    Question: I'm seriously not sure. I'm happy with most questions of theology and I'll find out anyway in Eternity. So my question would have to be either "How did I get this old?" or "What do woman want, anyway?" I could use the answers prior to my death. Maybe.
     
  10. Archie the Preacher

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    James...

    You can turn on your television and see a politician making promises ANY time.
     
  11. JamesL

    JamesL Well-Known Member
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    Ain't that the truth. lol
     
  12. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Ah yes... so was Danial Boone and Baseball bats. That ain't so bad. Also got the McCoy clan right.:thumbs:

    PS: Bourbon ...makes me smile.
     
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    A toss up between Creation and Reserection. And why did you allow sin to reign in this world.
     
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    You would not have been able to witness the 'why' of that mystery. Maybe you meant the original sin of our first parents.
     
  15. Yeshua1

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    At least our arminian and non cals have the answer for that, they would see it as 'free will!"
     
  16. Aaron

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    Maybe be in attendance at the Sermon on the Mount?

    One question? I think every meaningful question has been answered in the Scriptures. The questions I have right now are too personal and I ask in prayer.

    One question?
     
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    People think I'm weird -- and I am :laugh: -- when this subject comes up. When I get to heaven, one of the first people I want to meet is the young man blind from birth that Jesus healed, and who then preached strongly to the Pharisees and scribes in the marketplace afterwards, so I suppose I would like to go back and actually witness this event, too.

    I think the miracle speaks to me about the heart of the world, how hardened it is. The Pharisees even tried to suggest that this wasn't really the same young man who had been blind from birth, but his parents, though cowered by them, nonetheless identified him as their son. But the young man was bold!

    He'd been delivered from his blindness, he knew it was impossible unless it was done by God Himself, and he wasn't going to be silenced by those heretics who didn't want his healing to be true, men who supposedly "served God" but didn't even want to acknowledge His work when it was shoved in their collective faces. I think it is one of the most amazing stories of conversion and bold witness there is in the Bible.
     
  18. JamesL

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    That's good stuff.
     
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