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Romans 11:32 says that God put us all in disobedience so that he can extend his Mercy to us all...
What if Satan was destined to exist by God? Even though he is considered evil God still talks to him in heaven and tells him to tempt people to do evil
How can an almighty God lose in a battle of Will?
reply to post by ketsuko
Ok, you can keep refusing/rebelling until you know longer do.
Do you have free-will to believe or not? Nope. It either sounds believable to you or it doesn't.
I can't believe that tomorrow the sun will rise and it'll be blue, but if it is God's Will God can cause something to happen to make it so.
In his book God's Debris, Scott Adams says that if God knows the future, then we don't have free will because our free choices would change how the future unfolds. If we do really have free will, then God cannot know the future. How does Church teaching reconcile this?
There is nothing to reconcile. Because you know that the sun will be in the sky tomorrow doesn’t mean that you will have caused it to be there! Even though God already knows what our free choices will be in the future, our choices are still ours and are still free. If our free choices change how the future will be, God already knows that and has known it for all eternity.
reply to post by Bassago
Reincarnation was seen as true, that's why Jesus' s Deciples asked him if a man was BORN blind because of his sin.
Yahushua (Jesus) means "Salvation of Yahweh", the salvation is Mercy. Mery triumphs over judgment ( Book of James in The Bible).
If you do not accept The Salvation of Yahweh (Mercy / Forgivenness), then you will always hold guilt (sin). Admitting you mistakes in life and understanding you aren't perfect, but it is a learning process is Truth that will set you free.
Then past is DONE. You are here NOW (freedom - God's Grace).edit on 11-11-2013 by arpgme because: (no reason given)