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Most of the contradictions we perceive stem from a misunderstanding of the depths of the riches of God's goodness and his judgement along with a commensurate misunderstanding of our own fallenness. It is always dangerous for us to use ourselves and what good we think we are capable of as the standard against which we evaluate God. Paul Chernoch has given a ...


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The Apostle Paul outlined for us a definition of Love. Mercy falls under that larger category. So can we measure the degree of Christ’s love by that standard? If Jesus perfectly exemplifies love by his actions, then we must conclude that the motive behind his admonitions about Hell was one of Love. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does ...


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Human free will and God's sovereign rule of all things is incredibly hard to reconcile, but because it's mentioned in scripture it must just be accepted. Consider this quote from Romans 6:20-22: 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ...


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So many crazy answers.. man doesn’t have free will.. God controls everything.. knows what we are gonna do before we do it.. 3) can’t have prophecy with free will. It’s all designed.. and all ready done and set. The scripture about cutting off ones hand? Not literal. It means remove what the sin is-it’s a Hebrew idiomatic (saying) which we today aren’t ...


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Your first sentence is incorrect. Man only disobeyed God because a spiritual entity influenced him to do so - the 'god of this world'. Man still obeyed god - a spiritual god. But he disobeyed God, the Lord of all. It can be argued that man only ever obeys that which can be called 'god'. And that, therefore, man has no free will whatsoever. the god of ...


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I'll try to answer from a Catholic perspective, so, for example, I'll take for granted that we actually do have free will. Now why is free will a good thing, even though it makes sin possible? The reason is that it also makes it possible for us to love God and to freely obey Him. The intention is not that we permanently remain undecided between sin and ...


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