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The Reason for the Conversation on Free Will


Part one, ( part Two can be viewed here by looking at the video bar on the right..)  of why it is necessary to have a distinct conversation on whether or not you have free will.

Matthew 7:19,20  Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.   Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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  1. Bob
    November 9, 2009 at 2:31 am

    If after watching the first video I still think that I have free will, is that because a) there is error in the logic as to the different purposes of speech or b) God has predetermined that I will not believe? Is there a third (or more) possible option?

    • christianclarityreview
      November 9, 2009 at 5:20 pm

      It means you cannot at present distinguish God as Word from non-creating speech and you know that the distinction destroys any notion that the environment exists in which free will would be possible.

      The status of your election only God knows until He reveals it to whom He will. But I will note that God plainly says that false teachers, once they have heard the gospel and have not been born again, go on to worse and worse heresies ..to which they are appointed.

      Did you take a look at Theopneustia? It’s not on free will, and its not Scripture itself, but it is a worthy read when you’ve got some time. I’m a little under the weather, ..thought I’d give you some time to read around. Hurricane / TS Ida is on the way and I’ve got a cold or something.

      Do you think God and Satan share the same language? Or that while God is His Word, He stops being Himself long enough to speak in Satan’s powerless speech so He can will-neutrally communicate with man? ( that’s a Roman Catholic dogma.. that “God has to speak to man in human language”. )

      from: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article574768.ece

      “In the document, the bishops acknowledge their debt to biblical scholars. They say the Bible must be approached in the knowledge that it is “God’s word expressed in human language” and that proper acknowledgement should be given both to the word of God and its human dimensions.”

      Is that your understanding of what Scripture IS, Bob? Just a note: The Islamics say the same thing about their holy book. The Romanists and the Islamics have it in common. You?

      2 Timothy 3:6-9 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

      timothy

      In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

    • christianclarityreview
      November 9, 2009 at 5:39 pm

      Put another way:

      1. who profits from your belief in free will? who stands to gain anything from it?

      2. are there things about reality you cannot see because your belief in free will prohibits knowing as truth? Science? Relationship issues with God? People? If there are, what does that say about your security apparatus as a nation? Are they blind to things outside free will because it is supposedly worthless to know about them? If you can’t do anything about it ..why know it kind of thinking?

      Just some thoughts..

      Ephesians 2:1-5 And you, when you were dead in your offences and sins, Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief: In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest: But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together in Christ (by whose grace you are saved)

      timothy

      In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen

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