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I am a 76 year old, legally blind man. I read the Bible from Genesis through Revelation several times, and about a decade ago my reading of the Bible transformed itself into a study of the Bible.

What I mean by that is that simply reading the Bible was not sufficient, and there is a hunger to understand God and all of teachings of the Bible more fully.

To that end I pursued how Scripture interacted with other Scriptures. Of particular interest was how does the Old Testament and the New Testament affect each other. I must confess that I have never concluded that, or for that matter any other area of study in the Bible; and I am continuously making new amazing discoveries.

Recently my curiosity as to what God's master plan is, and specifically how the events of time are fulfilling that plan.

After years of study I have convinced myself that I cannot on this earth even begin to penetrate the mind of God.

I have also learned that asking that the Holy Spirit teach me more in depth about God's word opens doors of understanding which we mortal men cannot even imagine. Prayer is an indispensable tool for studying the Bible.


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comment Why did Christ have to pay the price?
To those down voting, exactly which Scriptures do you consider wrong?
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answered Isn't “Jehovah-Jireh” (and other such names) just the name of a place?
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asked What changed between the Old and New Testaments?
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answered Does Mark 2:21-22 mean that we don't need to obey Old Testament Laws?
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comment Since God exists outside time, how does this effect predestination?
@davidbrainerd Einstein's theory of relativity is just that a theory, some of which has been proven; but much remains theory, and the Time Space compendium is one which is yet unproven
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comment Is predestination predetermined by God, or is it a consequence of free will?
@FMS Your comment appears to indicate that only the Calvinistic viewpoint is acceptable, as a Southern Baptist we do not ascribe to all of Calvin's precepts. I personally only subscribe to those precepts which I perceive as I study the Bible itself, and even that I only consider proven if it is backed up by other Scriptures, since I too can misinterpret Scriptures.
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comment Since God exists outside time, how does this effect predestination?
@davidbrainerd Genesis most assuredly does say that. Genesis 1:1 through 1:3 can only be interpreted to say that God existed before the first day, since the light is the second part of the first day, and light did not exist prior to verse 3.
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comment Since God exists outside time, how does this effect predestination?
@davidbrainerd Time only exists as a material object, God created time in Chapter one of Genesis, as a way of dividing his work efforts, The Time Space compendium of Einstein is only applicable in the Material realm, not in the Spiritual realm where God resides.
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comment Since God exists outside time, how does this effect predestination?
continued; EFFECT', n. [L. effectus, from efficio; ex and facio, to make.] 1. That which is produced by an agent or cause; as the effect of luxury; the effect of intemperance.
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comment Since God exists outside time, how does this effect predestination?
@DCClayworth my reason for rejecting your edit is due to: AFFECT', v.t. [L. afficio, affectum, of ad and facio, to make; affecto, to desire, from the same room. Affect is to make to, or upon to press upon.] 1. To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon; as, cold affects the body; loss affects our interests.
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comment Why did Christ have to pay the price?
While I tend to agree with your impression that most people only try to degrade your questions and answers instead of giving wholesome comments and answers, It is worthwhile to remain on the site for the few who do try to give reasonable answers or offer helpful comments. I too have almost left the site in despair at how many posters seem to only be interested in creating disappointment, in derogatory or demeaning comments. Rest assured that even though I may be wrong in my opinions I will always try to give you helpful and Biblical answers.
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rewritten to include justification for predestination being pre-determining who will be saved
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