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This is a more complicated question than it appears.
God is all knowing yet all powerful. So is he powerful enough to make himself not know something?
Did he know that Satan would rebel, or Adam and Eve? If he did, then why would he create them that way in the first place? Wisdom? He could have created wisdom in his followers and had them in heaven, then would have had no reason to send someone to hell.
So ... did God really want someone to make a choice? And the only way to make a choice is without knowing. So, does God not know everything?
Beth Moore Thinks That People Are Naturally Inclined To Seek After God, But What Does Scripture Say?Contender's Edge: Beth Moore Thinks That People Are Naturally Inclined To Seek After God, But What Does Scripture Say?
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Luke 2:4. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea,
to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and
lineage of David.
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king,
behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in
the east, and come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together,
he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written...
What theological things were you mistaken about in your growing knowledge of God's Word?
Here is my list.
#1. I used to believe we had to follow the Old Testament laws in addition to the New Testament laws. Until one day I discovered verses that the New Covenant began with Christ's death and it ended the Old Covenant. In other words, I believe that believers today are to primarily follow the New Testament commands because we are New Covenant believers.
#2. I used to think that Christians could go to war and or they can respond with violence when attacked. But I have come to later learn that the Scriptures teach Non-Resistance (while believers live out their faith).
#3. I used to believe Romans 3:25 was a verse that proves past...
It's turned into a joke for people with how bad 2020 have been and I understand that many use joke and laughter as a kind of vent for fearful things. I see something much more in all that is happening though and maybe it's media being most active there, or perhaps it really is something really bad that will happen in USA. The latter feels likely.
This, the most pride-filled of all of the nations, have been cast down as never before. I guess this happen to all empires, however there have never been an empire that have spread across the world like this, with hundreds of thousands of soldiers around the world, bases or at least presence of soldiers in virtually all the UN nations, both covert and overt. Now the world have seen a really...
Just a question for friendly discussion please based on the scriptures. According to some consensus' there have been recorded between 40,000 to 50,000 different Christian Church denominations believe it or not. Now I do not know how accurate these numbers are but let's say for arguments sake even if there was only 5 different Christian Church's all professing to be the chosen of God, how are you going to know who has God's truth and who truly is God's Church? I think this will be an interesting topic as JESUS warns us in the last days that many will come in his name and there will be many false prophets (messengers) and false Christs (Head's of the body which is the church).
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION (scripture please)....
Martin Luther, referring to his dog Tolpel, once said the following about dogs and other animals being in Heaven:
"Certainly there will be, for Peter calls that day the time of the restitution of all things. Then, as clearly said elsewhere, he will create new Tolpels with skin of gold and hair of pearls. There and then God will be all in all. No animal will eat any other. Snakes and toads and other beasts which are poisonous on account of original sin will then be not only innocuous but even pleasing and nice to play with. Why is it that we cannot believe all things will happen as the Bible says, even in this article of resurrection? Original sin is at fault."
More recently Pope Paul VI said, “One day we will see our pets in the...
See the map at time 26:20 in the video below.
Is the current peace plan in the Middle East a part of the effort to expand the borders of the Modern State of Israel.
Is this a part of "The Greater Israel Project"?
This program also shows the current efforts by some to merge Christianity and modern Orthodox Judaism. We have a man who rejects God's Son being used as a source of truth on a Christian television program in the United States.
the split of the church caused denomination to be existed. Every group has their own diff believe. Some even so 'crazy' protest and died for small matters. It's hard to be Christian, just confess Jesus Christ is the saviour then you'll be saved. But then when you walk your journey of faith you'll face many challenges when you found out many different denomination and groups believe and uphold slightly difference teaching, interpretation of scriptures, difference in opinion, theology etc..
unless I spend my whole life study history, read dozens of book, and think about these differences I'm confused in a sense I lack of knowledge to know the truth. Does it affect my Christian living? yeah kind of, hoping church to church, finding out...
Calvinist emphasis on God's predestination that sometime make me feel that these Christian defined love in their own way. Can they go around and say to people "Jesus love you"? I'm not a calvinist, I won't say the Father damned those who God didn't predetermined to be saved, I affirm Jesus died for all and desire all to be saved, those who rejected the gospel go to hell. So by my conscience I can Jesus love the sinners. But for Calvinist they would say God hate sin and the sinners. So what is love to calvinist? Does God love only the elect? So God's love is limited in that sense?