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Why make an effort to get saved if my life is pre destined by God?

Say, for the sake of argument, that free will is definitely real. Now, consider some arbitrary person (for convenience, we'll call him "John"). Let's say, also, that John was born in 1000 AD....
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How can the Son not know what the Father knows?

The answer to this question hinges on how trinitarians understand the incarnation of Christ. And while there is broad (though not quite universal) agreement with the Chalcedonian Definition (451), ...
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Why make an effort to get saved if my life is pre destined by God?

Why make an 'effort' ? Because he is God. Because he made me. Because he gave me the gift of an existence. And the gift of a humanity ; of thought ; of feelings ; of abilities ; of mind ; of heart ; ...
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How do Trinitarians respond to Mark 13:32 which indicates that the Holy Spirit does not know something?

What the Father knows the Spirit also knows, and the Son in his divine nature also knows. When our Lord was speaking of the Father he was naturally including "the Spirit of the Father". The ...
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Is there a name for the belief that God is not omniscient, but rather is "learning" how to deal with humanity?

This sounds most like process theology, though open theism is similar on this point. C. Robert Mesle explains the former simply: In process theology, divine omniscience—God's perfect knowledge—means ...
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If God is perfect; why was the first covenant faulty?

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from ...
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Why make an effort to get saved if my life is pre destined by God?

God appoints the means as well as the result. If the result for you is to be in Heaven, God supplies everything needed to accomplish this. Ephesians 1:3-14 lists many of the separate steps that are ...
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What is the current, official LDS doctrine regarding the state or condition of God's knowledge, whether it be perfect and complete or ever growing?

Orson Pratt's has/is not official stance as an official proclamation(1 of 6 ever made) was made in Oct 21, 1865 in response to Pratt's publications: Orson Pratt has written upon that which he knows, ...
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Do Trinitarian denominations believe that the Holy Spirit is omniscient, and do any believe denying it is worthy of expulsion of members?

Why all 3 "persons" of the Trinity need to possess all the divine attributes To deny that the Holy Spirit is omniscient forces us to drive a wedge within the single Being of God by ...
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When scripture says, God "knows all things", does that include every action and decision every human will choose to make in the future?

Does God already know every action and decision every human will choose to make in the future? How does this correlate with the objective truth that He has included free-will in the design of His ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, How does God safely choose what to foreknow?

Jehovah’s Witnesses accept that God is omniscient. To be omniscient means that God knows all things, past, present and future, all the time. Nothing escapes His knowledge, including our thoughts and ...
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Which verses in the Bible say that God is omniscient?

A Christianity.com article What Does it Mean That God Is Omniscient provides an excellent overview of different senses of God's omniscient with Bible verses for each category such as: God Has Perfect ...
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If God is perfect; why was the first covenant faulty?

God warned humankind from the beginning that for naturally created creatures to attempt to live ('life' being more than a physical, animal, existence) by his own strength, his own ability, his own ...
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If God is perfect; why was the first covenant faulty?

OP: Surely God knew that the first could not be kept by man. Why didn’t He just start with the covenant of Christ? While God knew it, man didn't. Man had to be taught our inability to be righteous. ...
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Why make an effort to get saved if my life is pre destined by God?

Free will God created a perfect world, yet gave Adam and Eve a way to reject him by accepting something that would remove their innocence. Why offer them a choice? Why not leave it perfect? Because ...
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Why make an effort to get saved if my life is pre destined by God?

The question as to who will be saved is for God to know the answer to, and for us to discover. But if we can't be bothered making any kind of effort or even attempt to sort out the question of ...
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According to LDS, why doesn't omniscient God know about the existence of any other Gods?

The short answer to the OP’s question is God does know about other gods, and there is thus no violation of Omniscience. How then does this not contradict Isaiah? Context is key. Before we dive in to ...
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If God is omniscient, why would he command the Israelites to destroy the Caananites? God would have known the Israelites wouldn't keep his command

There is no necessity in God. He is the first cause. All He does is a voluntary initiative. Part of asking "why" questions is to find preceding cause/effect chains that led up to an event ...
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How do those who deny the Deity of Jesus Christ reconcile this view with Jeremiah 17:10 and Revelation 2:23?

Please answer this simple question: who is it that Jeremiah addresses as the one that sees the hearts of men and Himself tries the reins and hearts? Who does the Old Testament repeatedly identify as ...
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According to LDS, why doesn't omniscient God know about the existence of any other Gods?

Like virtually all other questions of this nature, the relevant doctrine is Moses 1:35: But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. All the revelations we have ...
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Acording to Orthodox Christianity does God know the future?

Eastern Orthodox doctrine holds that "the knowledge of God is vision and immediate understanding of everything, both that which exists and that which is possible, the present, the past, and the ...
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Is there any theological tradition holding that soon after being born, baby Jesus was full of wisdom because this baby is God?

An extremely comprehensive treatment of the historical position and evolution of this issue from the Catholic Church perspective is here. It is impossible to summarise it in this space without copying ...
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Omniscience, Omnipotence and Modern Science

There is nothing to reconcile, and I will illustrate it in two manners. God the Almighty Christians believe that God is transcendent. He is not bound the universe. He is not described by physics. ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses is Jehovah God omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent?

According to the https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102005167 article by the Jehovah's Witnesses God is not omnipresent, but God is omnipotent and omniscient. ”The Bible’s Viewpoint Is God ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses is Jehovah God omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent?

I will return later to flesh this out and look forward to your requests for clarification We don’t teach that Jehovah is omnipresent. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102005167 https://wol.jw.org/...
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1 John 3:20 what does it mean "He knows everything" according to Calvinist Single Predestination?

The traditional Calvinistic understanding of the relationship between God's knowledge and God's decree relies on an important distinction, which I'll briefly explain, then present to you how ...
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According to Reformed Theology, how does omniscience relate to election?

First, it would be helpful to just define the term for the sake of clarity. Omniscience means "all-knowing" and this is derived from "omni" which is a prefix taken from Latin meaning "all", and "...
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How do Trinitarians respond to Mark 13:32 which indicates that the Holy Spirit does not know something?

OP: How do Trinitarians - who hold the Holy Spirit is a co-equal person of the Godhead - understand this verse? Since Christ references God the Spirit, but not God the Father, earlier in the ...
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Do Trinitarian denominations believe that the Holy Spirit is omniscient, and do any believe denying it is worthy of expulsion of members?

All three persons of the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as regards their divine nature, have all characteristics in common, each one always has been, is, and always will be omniscient. The Son ...
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How do Trinitarians respond to Mark 13:32 which indicates that the Holy Spirit does not know something?

One Trinitarian answer is explained in the Church Grammar episode Tough Christology Questions minute 25:28-31:47 on the relationship between Christ's divine and human life. Your problem: Jesus here ...
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