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Does God have Free Will?

Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by Dave L, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Dave L

    Dave L Guest

    Pure sovereignty does not change but what it wills can change in order to maintain sovereignty.
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA Well-Known Member

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    Of course the use of a biblical principle could not get past the wall of your personal begrudgery. Makes since.
     
  3. ScottA

    ScottA Well-Known Member

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    That is all good, but does not address the end of each of the factors. If "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever", and also "perfect"...then to add "all in all", simply brings us to the dilemma of the idea considered over time. At which place, "I am" includes all of the "above", but is without limit. Which place we should indeed seek, for this is the reality of God, that "where He is we might be also."

    Thus, any use of chronology, past, present, and future, would be off the table as not applicable to God (including we "all in all"), making the chronology that we experience in need of a new definition...or rather the only true definition, which is only true of a story written and told: written timelessly within God, but told within the story line of the world, which is apart from Him.

    But who can receive it, except in the face of God, where these things have always been true?
     
  4. Enoch111

    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    The words "arbitrarily" and "God" are incompatible. But your theology -- Calvinism -- makes God arbitrarily choose some for salvation and others for damnation.

    1. God does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING arbitrarily as we note from Scripture.

    2. God DOES NOT decree sin and evil on this earth (as claimed by Calvinists)

    3. God DOES NOT decree the salvation of some and the damnation of others.
     
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    It's always good to know that one is being targeted by saboteurs. Will have to watch our for those IEDs.
     
  6. bbyrd009

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    this is why I refer to you as "p" ok, you were not the subject there
     
  7. Dave L

    Dave L Guest

    If God is not a respecter of persons, his election of some to salvation is purely arbitrary.
     
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