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comment How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god?
@Fabian: to add, God isn't willing to break the natural laws of his Creation (at least not on such a large scale as repairing all of humanity), nor would he violate our free will to do so. Just because God is omnipotent doesn't mean he can do things that make no sense (like some nonsensical things, like making red sound blue or making low notes jump) :P [This book](www.amazon.com/Heart-Chronicles-Narnia-Knowing-Finding/dp/0849904889) covers it much more thoroughly and properly than i can in the comments of a post; I highly recommend you buy an (ebook) copy or at least rent it from a library.
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comment How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god?
@Fabian: I'm not sure that "Omnibenevolent" properly applies to God, but he certainly does allow suffering for the purpose of performing spiritual, mental, and physical repairs -- see 1 Peter 4:12-13 and 1 Peter 1:6-7.
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accepted What happens to marriage on the New Earth
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asked What happens to marriage on the New Earth
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comment What does “predestination” mean?
@John: If one has the free will to reject him, it logically follows that one also has the choice of whether to accept him (as an inverse effect of your choice to reject him). So i guess my objection is that your wording doesn't accurately reflect that it needs an effort on both sides...
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comment What does “predestination” mean?
The way I understand your wording of "God chooses us, solely by his grace, to go to Heaven" under Single Predestination, it implies that we have no control over the matter. Taken that way, my referenced verse would conflict.
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comment What does “predestination” mean?
How does this reconcile with Rev 3:20‌​?
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comment What does “predestination” mean?
@Software Monkey: uh, it's not that hard for me to understand... :S
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revised If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
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comment If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
@Alexandre: I've read the entire Perelandra trilogy (if it's the one I'm thinking of, and i'm pretty sure it is) and it's quite good.
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accepted Did Adam and Eve end up getting saved?
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revised If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
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answered If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
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