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Free will/Predestination
« on: November 19, 2017, 01:33:23 PM »
How would you explain our free will and Gods predestination?

Online francis drake

Re: Free will/Predestination
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 08:19:16 PM »
How would you explain our free will and Gods predestination?

Man always had freewill to believe and receive God.
Had that not been the case, God would either have removed the Tree of Knowledge from the Garden of Eden, or simply prevented Adam from eating of it.
We know God's will was that Adam did not eat, but Adam's will overruled God's, and God allowed it. Thus Adam's freewill enabled Satan to gain control of God's creation.

Godly predestination belongs to those who love God, not those who reject God.-
Romans8v28And we know that God works together all things for good to those loving God, to those being called according to His purpose,

Before the earth created, God knew before (foreknew) those who would respond to His Spirit. It is these alone he predestined to become like his son, ie. also being called sons of God.
29because those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be firstborn among many brothers.

30And those whom He predestined, these also He called; and whom He called, these also He justified; and whom He justified, these also He glorified.
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)