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The source of your confusion apparently stems from a misunderstanding of predestination and foreknowledge. Predestination is never mentioned in the Bible. However, there are numerous instances where something has been pre determined by God, based on his foreknowledge. 1st. Samuel 25:17 Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is ...


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Isn't the point of Christ that we were formerly unable through our goodness (lack of it) to initiate a relation with God, so that Christ's role was to initiate this relation, to create this mediation? And once that is in effect, we have the choice to accept this relation or reject it? Isn't the point of Christianity precisely that since we cannot merit ...


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The confusion is predestination vs. foreknowledge. There is a definite gap in God's thinking, and our thinking (The Bible clearly states this). When God/Jesus Christ says something at a moment (which we cannot fathom at the moment), they (God/Jesus Christ) have infinity of before/after. For example Moses thought that God was behind Pharaoh's actions, whereas ...


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Predestination does not mean that Christ's coming is unnecessary. God still demands a sacrifice for the sins of the world, whether those accepting of it are predestined to accept it or not. In Calvinism, you do, in fact, still choose Christ. However, without God working in you, you could never choose Christ. God gives you the capacity to choose the life of ...


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The answer to the question is a correction, the topic, mysterious It is not that the future happens independent of God and God seeing it, is bound to go along. God foredecrees the future he foreknows. Jn 1:3 (RSVCE) 3 all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. The future good, begin with him, continue ...


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The answer to your "conundrum" is found in the nature of God. God may accommodate Himself to time, but He is also the creator of time. Unlike us, God exists in the eternal present. "I AM THAT I AM," He revealed to Moses, when Moses inquired of the LORD as to who shall he tell his fellow Israelites had chosen him to be their leader: The "I AM THAT I ...


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Can God make a rock so big He can't lift it? Can God make a stick with only 1 end to it? Can God create future events that He is bound to? That's called the Omnipotence paradox. Can an omnipotent being create a task that it cannot perform? If it can, then there exists a task it cannot do, making that being non-omnipotent. But if it can't create the task, ...



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