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  1. TedT

    Reconciled Unto God, NOT Predestinated

    As men, yes they are but not by their creation but only by their free will faith or rejection of faith in HIM as saviour before their first sin before being sown as men.
  2. TedT

    Reconciled Unto God, NOT Predestinated

    Does not saved by grace not ourselves mean that we cannot chose salvation as a free gift due to our enslavement to sin?
  3. TedT

    Reconciled Unto God, NOT Predestinated

    This assumes that 1. all sins must be treated the same. It also assumes that 2. the Calvinist pov that there is no difference between those elected to salvation and those passed over for salvation. Both these ideas are denied in PCE theology. 1. All sin has an equal and ultimate disvalue in...
  4. TedT

    Reconciled Unto God, NOT Predestinated

    IF HIS decision was based upon their own decision to rebuke HIM as a liar and a false god, sinning the unforgivable sin then of course I trust HIM and accept HIS judgment on their evil choice to be eternally evil... It is not that HE made the decision to damn them that blasphemes HIM but the...
  5. TedT

    What is Saving Faith?

    Was Adam 'good'? When we consider the purpose of the law: Rom 3:20 Therefore no one will be justified in His sight by works of the law. For the law merely brings awareness of sin. with 1 Timothy 1:9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the...
  6. TedT

    Are there any seminary graduates here? I have questions.

    First, it is imperative I say I am not a Mormon and have never been a Mormon because I reject the spirit of Mormonism to be a lying spirit and I have been excoriated and denounced by Mormon elders. BUT these concepts of our creation ignore the concept of our pre-conception existence (PCE...
  7. TedT

    I am starting to hate free will

    It is temporary alright but it is not a testing ground but a prison with a rehab centre in it for sinners. In Rev 12:4-9 we learn that Satan flung some people called stars to the earth and then Michel and his army flung Satan and his demon army to the earth. We know these sinners are sown into...
  8. TedT

    Why does hell exist?

    You twist the Christian doctrine out of all recognition, a waste of time for serious people... Tell my your doctrine of life and I'm pretty sure I could retell it so badly it will make you look evil.
  9. TedT

    Reconciled Unto God, NOT Predestinated

    Ummm, the free will choice to put one's faith in Christ as our saviour (and in YHWH as our creator GOD) came first and was rewarded by our election to salvation if we should ever go astray from this faith:1 Peter 2:25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the...
  10. TedT

    Reconciled Unto God, NOT Predestinated

    Ummm...predestined to be reconciled, eh.
  11. TedT

    Eden tree?

    Preamble: Have you ever considered a word study of the word to eat ? Jn 6:47 Truly, truly, I tell you, he who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that anyone...
  12. TedT

    A little scared about heaven.

    ImCo, the heavenly state is mental and emotional, not physical. It is the fulfilment of the earthly metaphor of commitment and communion, ie, marriage. The heavenly marriage can be seen as the culmination of the purpose for our creation since it ends the story of our creation. The True...
  13. TedT

    Why does God allow bad stuff to happen to some people?

    All suffering and death is due to sin. Period. Matt 13:27 The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ 28 ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. [a reference t the explanation of thisparble, ie, no more metaphor, in...
  14. TedT

    Trudeau orders immediate ban on handgun sales in Canada

    Since most (all?) handgun violence in Canada is by use of an illegal gun smuggled in from the States, there will be no decrease in gun violence at all making this a step in his gun restriction and confiscation program, nothing to do with violence.
  15. TedT

    What is Saving Faith?

    Saving faith is the acceptance by faith, that is, not by proof but by hope, that YHWH is our creator GOD and the Son is our saviour from the legal and natural consequences of all sin which brought under us under HIS promise of salvation when HE elected us, choosing us to be HIS Bride. Saving...
  16. TedT

    Function of the soul

    I remember a cartoon from the fifties in which aliens visited the earth and came to the conclusion that cars were the predominant life form and humans were just parasites...and had nothing to do with the activities of the cars. I know there are whole denominations of Christians who don't...
  17. TedT

    Function of the soul

    OR: the word soul only means that a spirit is embedded, (has been sown), into a body. The body is the interface the spirit uses to manage in a physical world. The spirit thinks, the brain does not think but only responds to the thinking of the indwelling spirit.
  18. TedT

    How can there be free will in heaven?

    Sure every man is born with a sin nature but it is impossible that this is how he was created... I have come to realize that the fact that the full story of GOD's interaction with man on this earth ends with a heavenly marriage implies that the heavenly marriage was HIS purpose for our...
  19. TedT

    How can there be free will in heaven?

    When we were in our sins, we are enslaved by and addicted to evil which permeates every choice we make destroying our free will (free means uncoerced). But after rebirth we are cured from that addiction and the hold of evil over us is broken and we are called to be free, that is, to make...
  20. TedT

    Free Will challenge

    The zoom of Gen 2 does NOT answer the problems of the concepts of very good not good, `rm nor any of the other things I mentioned...