reply to post by Astrobee
I am not quite understanding your thought process in regard to your post.
You stated in your original post:
If God is not a respector of persons, why would He choose some but not others?
If your answer is I chose to follow God, the others didn't so that is their fate (hell) well then you have reason to brag then because you
followed Him and they didn't but doesn't that contradict grace and what is written above?
My question to you is, are you implying that Jesus will save you, whether you agree or not,
what some people refer to as the Gospel of
Inclusion or, Universalism? Everyone is saved, hence, everyone is a child of God?
As to your question: "How many parents here could torment their own children if they misbehaved? And tack forever on to that too. So if we can't
do it, how can God?
Who said anything about God tormenting (forever) His own children? I surely didn't. Why should God's children fear eternal punishment when they have
received the assurance through Christ of eternal life?
As to your statement: "Jdposey, who gives you the faith in order that you may receive it?
"If your taking credit for having enough faith to receive eternal life, then you have every reason to brag that you figured this out on your
There again, where did I say that I have taken credit for my faith? Anyone who understands Grace will not boast, except in one thing: The Cross of
Christ. (Galatians 6:14) I am very much aware of Ephesians 2:8:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
:.. understanding, that, not even Faith to believe is
of ourselves, our own making, but a gift from God. No man just ups and says, 'Today I will believe!"
As for Children of God, the New Testament is clear as to who these are, just as it is clear as to who the Children of the Devil are. With that
distinction being made clear, for anyone to assume that ALL
are Children of God is just that, an assumption and, not scriptural.
[edit on 19-2-2008 by jdposey]