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Do you believe that you will be saved based on God's foreknowledge of your ultimate choice? OR
Based on God's random choice/selection?
What do you based that on?
Okay so my wife and I have a question when we are given our new sinless bodies can we ever make the choice to sin or betray Jesus? Will we ever be tempted in our eternities? Can what happened to the angels ever happen again to humans? Ergo one of Christs followers ups and decides that he wants power and wants to betray God.
John 10:28 says that we shall never perish. Does this mean that God can see throughout eternity and nobody would ever be tempted to betray Jesus or make the choice to sin?
Its true. We will know the consequences of and dangers of sin but couldn't we just decide to sin anyway? Or will our new sinless bodies make sin impossible somehow? Where even if we wanted to sin we couldn't. If that's the case why didn't God...
If you got a notice from your bank declaring that your mortgage was now paid in full, would you continue to make monthly house payments on the loan? Of course not.
Yet this is how some treat the Atonement of Christ.
The price for our reconciliation has been paid in full, but they continue to pay and pay. Thinking that somehow they still owe on their debt. Thus declaring the Atonement for sin to be somehow incomplete.
Do "works of righteousness" declare the Atonement to be incomplete?
Consider this scripture. (comments below)
Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. 5 However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as...
Some Protestants think the veneration of Mary with statues as being idolatry.
I say what about images of Jesus, that Protestants have everywhere?
Isn't a statue of Jesus an idol according to OT law?
Exodus 20:4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Looks like a statue of Jesus counts as an idol. But why? Look at why God does not like idols.
Do you think it possible for God to change any facet of himself such that some time later, than the beginning, he has improved any part of himself?
Scripture of course says the Son of God was made lower, so we can't doubt that God could "descend to a lower level" temporarily. And if he was lowered, it does not count for my question that when he undoes his lowering as an improvement.
Hebrews 2:9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Malachi 3:6 “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from...
Now this may vary depending on what country you're in and your age. But it seems more and more young christian women seem to "rule" their marriage today. The line "My wifes the boss" is often said to be a joke but many admit it really is the case. And from what I seen it is indeed true.
Obviously I don't believe the woman is a slave of course. Meant to feed you, have babies and do what you ask. I believe they are an equal for the most part. But I rarely see it in younger couples anymore. I'm sure alot of it has to do with extreme feminism (as in beyond just equal rights stuff). Even my own mother is the "boss" in her marriage. Sure maybe the husband has their opinions, but in the end the wife seems to make the last call.
So does this...
In another thread one said that the Son of God always had a physical body. That at creation, we were made in the likeness of God and since we have physical bodies, that means the Son of God had a physical body when he created us in his image.
What do you think?
If Jews don't worship someone who already fulfilled so many of the Messianic prophecies, why in the world would they worship the Dragon, the sea-Beast, and the image of the sea-Beast?
This reasoning also rules out Islam as the religion of the Antichrist (or whatever we want to call him). Ditto for Buddhism. I'm not super-up on my comparative religion, but off the top of my head the only major candidate religions, in this case, would be:
Hinduism (the sea-Beast will claim to be an avatar of a Hindu deity)
Transhumanism (the sea-Beast will claim to be an ascended human)
Christianity (the sea-Beast will claim to be an Incarnation of God)
Now it might be objected that the Antichrist/whoever will begin as a member of some other faith...
Revelation 12 in chronological order:
Israel gives rise to the messiah; Jesus then ascends to heaven
Revelation 12:1-5 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. 4His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rulea all the nations with a...