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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #70 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 08:01:39 »
Well my friend.

I could almost believe you are Kenneth Subletts cloned.  rofl  But alas you did not include an exhaustive  list of scriptures with your commentary.

In any event.

I understand exactly what you are saying.

There are those who think that, they were dealt a losing hand.  The cards were stacked against them, they weren’t born in Lotus-Land.

All pre-ordained, a prisoner in chains.  A victim of venomous fate, kicked in the face.  You can’t pray for a place, in Heaven’s unearthly estate.

Each of us, a cell of awareness, imperfect and incomplete.  Genetic blends, with uncertain ends, on a fortune hunt, that’s far too fleet.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #71 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 08:07:19 »
RB, it looks as if you are in the minority again in this discussion...always a good place to be, since truth is never well accepted by the generality.
Of course, you must be correct because the "generality" disagrees with you.  Not good logic.  But I am not really surprised.

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I’ll just present one brief question to your detractors for the time being: 

Who takes the initiative to instigate and execute an adoption process?  The one intending to be the parent, or the child who is being chosen for adoption?

In this analogy, most would apparently desire to credit the child with initiating the search for an adoptive parent and with satisfying all the legal costs and conditions necessary for making that adoption process complete.

Like too many analogies, this one doesn't work. In your analogy does the adoptive parent adopt a child that doesn't like you and doesn't want to be adopted; but forces the adoption process anyway?
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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #72 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 09:38:03 »
Hey there 4WD,

Of course, analogies will always prove to be deficient on some grounds when we are comparing God’s actions with those of mankind.  That goes without saying. 

But you are presuming that God never has and never will work by various means on the hearts of mankind to bring about a willing spirit.  “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it withersoever he will.” is one example we are given in Proverbs 21:1.

The natural man, prior to the Spirit “RENEWING his mind”, will naturally and inevitably rebel at such a prospect of the sovereign God instigating the work of renewing his mind without his own volition.  It is only those who have experienced the in-dwelling of the Spirit and the effects of His power who have been made capable of humbling themselves and claiming to be God’s willing and obedient SLAVES, as the apostle Paul did.  We are, after all, “BOUGHT with a price”...the precious blood of Jesus.  We are a “purchased possession”, both body and soul.

God fully understands that the natural human spirit greatly desires to get credit for determining its own destiny.  However, if left to itself, that un-renewed nature tends only to death, since “no, not one” will naturally seek after God without the Spirit causing this (Romans 3:10-12).  Of necessity therefore, God must intervene and “draw” individuals to Himself.  This “drawing” of men’s hearts and wills is done in “lovingkindness”, as Jeremiah 31:3 gives example. 

4WD, you wish to present a caricature of God capriciously dragging various unwilling victims into His adopted fold, kicking and screaming hatred against Him both before and after their adoption, with Him maliciously tormenting for all eternity the rest who were not so selected.  This caricature does an injustice to God’s means and methods, and defames His character.  His patience with rebellious mankind and His tenderness for our fallen condition is beyond our comprehension. 

Even in the case of those who were “blind leaders of the blind” in His day, the worst that Christ pronounced against them was to say “let them alone” in that condition that they naturally had chosen for themselves (Matt. 15:14).  Trust me, 4WD, you do not want Christ to “leave you alone” to your own inclinations.  That would be a suicidal wish.  Being left to himself didn’t work out too well either in the case of righteous King Hezekiah in the OT, if you remember (II Chron. 32:31).

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #73 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 11:07:57 »
4WD, you wish to present a caricature of God capriciously dragging various unwilling victims into His adopted fold, kicking and screaming hatred against Him both before and after their adoption, with Him maliciously tormenting for all eternity the rest who were not so selected. 
That is not the caricature of God that I present.  That is the caricature of God presented by Reformed Theology, not me. That is the Calvinistic view demanded by the theology of Total Depravity. That is the caricature of God put forth by the There-Is-No-Free-Will cadre of Christendom, of which apparently you are a member.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #74 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 11:14:51 »
But you are presuming that God never has and never will work by various means on the hearts of mankind to bring about a willing spirit.
I have never ever made such a presumption.  Again, that is the view of Reformed Theology.  Reformed Theology says that man hates everything about God, until he is born again by God.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #75 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 11:18:56 »
God fully understands that the natural human spirit greatly desires to get credit for determining its own destiny.  However, if left to itself, that un-renewed nature tends only to death, since “no, not one” will naturally seek after God without the Spirit causing this (Romans 3:10-12). 
So tell me, 3 Resurrections, how do you think the Spirit go about causing that in the un-renewed nature?  By regeneration? Silly man.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #76 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:04:28 »
I will ask you the same question, 4WD.

How does the wind cause effects wherever it goes? 

Christ made the exact same comparison when He said “The wind bloweth where *IT* listeth,” (not where the individual determines it will go) “and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth.  SO IS EVERY ONE THAT IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT.”

You’re trying to put a bit and bridle on the “wind”.  Can’t be done.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #77 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:14:52 »

Like too many analogies, this one doesn't work. In your analogy does the adoptive parent adopt a child that doesn't like you and doesn't want to be adopted; but forces the adoption process anyway?

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #78 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:18:40 »
And 4WD, I have never said that mankind was not given a free will.

THAT’S THE PROBLEM.  A created being - whether human or angelic - when presented with the option of committing either good or evil will eventually default to making a wrong choice, thus causing separation and consequently death of all kinds.  This is the case until God intervenes on our behalf and elects either angels or men to be delivered and/or preserved from that condition.

Freewill is NOT ... I repeat .. N. O. T. a condition to be desired.  When we arrive at perfected holiness in the eternal state, this option to commit sin will finally be removed from us, thank God.  I can hardly wait.

Freewill has been mistakenly elevated to the status of a sacred cow among Christians as well as the ungodly.  You are lauding the very thing that caused the death of our Savior.  Twisted theology.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #79 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:30:59 »
I will ask you the same question, 4WD.

How does the wind cause effects wherever it goes? 

Christ made the exact same comparison when He said “The wind bloweth where *IT* listeth,” (not where the individual determines it will go) “and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth.  SO IS EVERY ONE THAT IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT.”

You’re trying to put a bit and bridle on the “wind”.  Can’t be done.
It is not me putting a bit and bridle on anything.  It is apparently you who do not seem to understand what Jesus was saying.  Neither I nor you can describe the way or manner or method of the Spirit's regenerating touch upon the sinner's spirit.  Scripture does not explain it, and the spiritual being by its very nature is not something we can observe and analyze as we do with material objects. Jesus reminds us of the element of mystery related to this work of the Spirit.  "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." We assert that it happens and believe that it happens simply because the Bible teaches us that it does. 

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #80 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:34:11 »
And Rella, have you ever encountered a child proactively going out to select a set of adoptive parents?  Where is the agency with children as its paying clients who are flipping through catalogs of prospective sets of parents?

“Cool!  I like the way those are smiling in the photo!  Maybe they would let me do whatever I wanted to...Naaah, skip that set of parents, doesn’t look like they’re rich enough...That couple has a great looking house in the mountains; that would be nice...Hey, you got any parents with a farm and horses?”  Etc., etc.

The analogy of a human adoption compared to our adoption by God stands.  The apostle Paul used this term when speaking of our salvation.  Maybe you should take your objections up with him.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #81 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:43:28 »
And 4WD, I have never said that mankind was not given a free will.

THAT’S THE PROBLEM.  A created being - whether human or angelic - when presented with the option of committing either good or evil will eventually default to making a wrong choice, thus causing separation and consequently death of all kinds.  This is the case until God intervenes on our behalf and elects either angels or men to be delivered and/or preserved from that condition.
I am seriously beginning to think that you do not have a clue about much of anything that you post here.  You on the one hand seem to support RB's view of soteriology and then on the other hand seem to deny the very essence of his view of soteriology.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #82 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:45:11 »
And Rella, have you ever encountered a child proactively going out to select a set of adoptive parents?  Where is the agency with children as its paying clients who are flipping through catalogs of prospective sets of parents?

“Cool!  I like the way those are smiling in the photo!  Maybe they would let me do whatever I wanted to...Naaah, skip that set of parents, doesn’t look like they’re rich enough...That couple has a great looking house in the mountains; that would be nice...Hey, you got any parents with a farm and horses?”  Etc., etc.

The analogy of a human adoption compared to our adoption by God stands.  The apostle Paul used this term when speaking of our salvation.  Maybe you should take your objections up with him.
Adoption in the ancient world was very different from what it is now.  In those days they DID go out (and not necessarily kids) looking for someone to adopt themselves to.  In Fact Alexander the Great did not conquer Judea because he convinced someone from the house of David to adopt him and changed his genealogy to be descended from the Kings of Israel.

In 3 places Paul refers to Timothy as "my son," meaning it is possible that Paul had adopted the adult Timothy.

Do not fall into the trap of thinking Paul was referring to what we know as adoption today.
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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #83 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:50:53 »
Freewill is NOT ... I repeat .. N. O. T. a condition to be desired. 
So you would prefer to have been created without a free will to choose to obey God or not. That of course is the condition of the whole rest of the animal kingdom.  Here today, gone tomorrow. There is no world to come for them.  The world to come is a spiritual world.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #84 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 12:57:51 »
The analogy of a human adoption compared to our adoption by God stands.  The apostle Paul used this term when speaking of our salvation.  Maybe you should take your objections up with him.
But the analogy of adoption that Paul used was not adoption void of any participation by the adoptee.

How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life (Rom 6:2-4).

Walk in newness of life <=> Regeneration.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #85 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 13:47:02 »
I will shut up.
I doubt that will ever happen as long as you are breathing.
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It takes a certain amount of grey matter to understand what is being said and I have noticed when you do not,  or if you cannot counter with a definitive reply
That's a false statement~besides, I have not as of yet encounter a reply that I have not address, or cannot. If you believe otherwise, then point it out. But, I know there are none, so no problem you posting them back. Personally, you are out of your league~probably not out of your comfort zone, for many love to talk about things they have no biblical understanding of....they believe that the world just cannot move forward without them stepping in and speaking up~they believe wisdom was born WITH them and with them will die!   
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And then keep right on espousing your perceived doctrine. Yes, I did use that because you are so firmly planted in your ideologies that your beliefs even supercede basic or studied principles.
This idiotic statement just gives a very strong credence to what I just said. Free will of the flesh, or man in his natural state having power to please God BEFORE regeneration is a doctrine that the great Reformers fought against, and one that the harlot churches (mainly the RCC) pronounced a curse against. So, the Roman Catholic Church pronounced a curse against anyone rejecting the heresy of free will. So people like you join hands with the great whore of Revelation~THE BIG SISTER of abominations (Revelation 17:1-6) that God will make desolate.

She gave her curse against true preachers of the gospel at the Council of Trent in 1546.

“If any one saith, that, since Adam’s sin, the free-will of man is lost and extinguished; or, that it is a thing with only a name, yea a name without a reality, a figment, in fine, introduced in the Church by Satan: let him be anathema.” So, you and others shout a BIG AMEN to her curses~so be it, we will remain faithful to God and his word and protect the true gospel of Jesus Christ~that HIS HOLY WILL FREE OF SIN SECURED OUR ETERNAL SALVATION from sin and condemnation!  Selah! Praise be to his holy name.

 ::bowing:: you can fall down and worship YOUR SINFUL will if you so desire~ But do not expect any of God's children with true understanding to attend your worship service.

So we see the RCC have picked up some supporters along the way! The Free Will Baptists state in their confession, “The human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit, or to resist them and perish.” Of course, this kind of a manmade salvation requires the possibility of losing your salvation to be consistent.
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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #86 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 14:01:12 »
RB, it looks as if you are in the minority again in this discussion...always a good place to be, since truth is never well accepted by the generality.

I’ll just present one brief question to your detractors for the time being: 

Who takes the initiative to instigate and execute an adoption process?  The one intending to be the parent, or the child who is being chosen for adoption?

In this analogy, most would apparently desire to credit the child with initiating the search for an adoptive parent and with satisfying all the legal costs and conditions necessary for making that adoption process complete.

Thank you~actually I'm never outnumbered as long as I have truth on my side, I'm in the majority!
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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #87 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 14:48:54 »
To no one in particular, save the one to whom I am not responding.

Now we know. We all know.

No wonder your side lost the war.


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« Reply #88 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 15:02:22 »
To no one in particular, save the one to whom I am not responding.

Now we know. We all know.

No wonder your side lost the war.







If you are referring to the civil war, 1.  RB isn't old enough to have been involved just because he is southern.  2.  There are other southern folks on here who disagree with him.  Your comment makes ZERO, and I mean ZERO sense.

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« Reply #89 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 15:48:41 »
To no one in particular, save the one to whom I am not responding.

Now we know. We all know.

No wonder your side lost the war.
I'm NOT responding to your post anymore~since I have been warned by a moderator that is somewhat partial toward you. It is absolutely mind bottling that someone would find fault with what I have posted.

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« Reply #90 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 16:18:39 »






If you are referring to the civil war, 1.  RB isn't old enough to have been involved just because he is southern.  2.  There are other southern folks on here who disagree with him.  Your comment makes ZERO, and I mean ZERO sense.

I am not.

Yes there are

It does to me.

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« Reply #91 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 16:30:03 »
To whom this would be applicable.

I will stay off this thread as I seem to bring out the worst .

If possible please remove the warning that is mentioned 3 replys above.

I don't want that as I assume 50% of the reason I provoked such a reply.

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« Reply #92 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 17:04:30 »
Ok please let us all stop with the drama and get back on track with the OP please.  If your comment is not about the topic please refrain from making it.

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« Reply #93 on: Tue Sep 01, 2020 - 17:54:27 »
Agreed, but can we still at least leave the dog pics that TC put up?  That husky’s ear waggle is positively mesmerizing.  My autistic grandson’s favorite breed that gives him the warm fuzzies.

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« Reply #94 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 02:28:34 »
the old man Adam is NOT FREE, but is in bondage to the devil himself, sin and the world's lusts that works FREELY in his members~VERY DECEITFULLY I might add. The only scriptural sense that God is the Saviour of all men is speaking about PROVIDING for their daily. needs and they are not a few, but many. But Paul ads especially for them that believe. helping us to UNDERSTAND in which sense God is the Saviour of all men. Do all men the sun to shine, rain from heaven, air to breathe, etc.~ Yes, they do. Do we need to eat? Do we need witty inventions to keep living? God PROVIDES for ALL, even though few lift their heads to heaven with thanksgiving and love in their hearts for such a great and merciful God.
   



Why would they? Since, according to your belief, God has not given them the will to do so.

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« Reply #95 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 03:30:55 »

God’s inspired revelation declares that man was created upright, but he has fallen. To keep this short only references will be provided. (Ecclesiastes 7:29). Adam’s death the day he ate in rebellion was the death of his free will

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According to Genesis 4:7 God said to Cain " If you do what is right will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door..."

Cain had a choice.


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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #96 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 03:46:04 »
Why would they? Since, according to your belief, God has not given them the will to do so.
Please, read all of my posts before commenting~When God created or made man, he did give him a will that was FREE FROM SIN, FREE to work righteousness! Since the fall of man, man is NO LONGER free to righteousness....he IS a servant of sin and IN BONDAGE to the same.  Man no longer need a Devil to tempt him~he has a devil LIVING IN HIM~yet, the devil can easily bring those wicked sins out of them, just as bad influences brings the worst out of our children when our training them in the way of Lord restrains them to a degree from breaking out. There a millions of little devils in the children of disobedience that we try to keep our little ones from, so that they do not sir up the devils IN THEM. Selah!
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ALL under the law of works ARE UNDER the power of sin, Adam proving that those in the flesh CANNOT live in perfect obedience to the law of God~that's why there a NEW COVENANT of GRACE, securing for us what we cannot do in the flesh!  Jesus Christ came in the likeness of sinful flesh and fulfilled what Adam could NOT do with one little commandment given to him. YET men still believe in MAN, NOT THE MAN Christ Jesus, their god is THEMSELVES, and there they put their trust thinking God will accept their filthy righteousness along with His Son's PERFECT obedience~God will NOT allow the glory to be shared with his holy child, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, of both Jews and Gentiles...for those who DO NOT GO FORTH......
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there has been only ONE will FREE to righteousness since the first Adam~all since they were born servants to sin, from a generation of serpents, per Jesus Christ in Matthew 23.
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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #97 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 04:05:02 »
According to Genesis 4:7 God said to Cain " If you do what is right will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door..." Cain had a choice.
Okay~when LEFT to himself, what good did his choice do for him? It only hardens one's heart just as it did to Pharoah~that IS the effect of a depraved heart not born of the Spirit of God.
Quote from: Paul's teaching on man's will and the effects of it when LEFT to itself!  man's will
Romans 9:16-19~"So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?"
God did not work in Pharoah's heart to harden his heart, he just LEFT HIM TO HIS OWN DEPRAVED HEART without showing mercy to him, and when left of God to his own depraved heart, man's heart get even harder, never more willing to believe...IMPOSSIBLE. Pharoah is a perfect example of this, in light of all the miracles he saw God performed, he still got harder and harder toward the God of Israel, until he and his army was destroyed and perish in the Red sea. 
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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #98 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 04:40:23 »
RB, I don't know where you got that piece; it isn't yours.  It isn't written as you write. I don't know whose it is, but I know one thing -- it is a load of crap.
Actually the title came from the OP. I have loads of notes and outlines above my desk (I gave loads of books and works to a young man and his family for their studies since my days are coming to an end, besides, I have much in my memory bank that I can pull from) that I have either put together on my own or have collected over the many years of studying. Fifty years is a long time~I can remember most, some I do not. Let me go and address your post on John 1:12,13. Maybe a little later, since I do have a few things to do.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #99 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 07:41:19 »
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Please, read all of my posts before commenting~When God created or made man, he did give him a will that was FREE FROM SIN, FREE to work righteousness! Since the fall of man, man is NO LONGER free to righteousness....he IS a servant of sin and IN BONDAGE to the same.

Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

And again;

25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

And again;

36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.


Red, if you spent more time in the actual scriptures and less time absorbing and promoting the philosophies of other religious  men "who come in Jesus Name", maybe your religion wouldn't contradict the Holy Scriptures so much.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #100 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 07:46:24 »
When God created or made man, he did give him a will that was FREE FROM SIN, FREE to work righteousness! Since the fall of man, man is NO LONGER free to [work] righteousness....he IS a servant of sin and IN BONDAGE to the same.
That is simply not right.  You are presenting the concept of working righteousness as working perfect in all things.  With your definition of working righteousness, not even you, under grace, are FREE to work righteousness.
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Man no longer need a Devil to tempt him~he has a devil LIVING IN HIM~yet, the devil can easily bring those wicked sins out of them, just as bad influences brings the worst out of our children when our training them in the way of Lord restrains them to a degree from breaking out. There a millions of little devils in the children of disobedience that we try to keep our little ones from, so that they do not sir up the devils IN THEM. Selah!
What sort of nonsense is that?  Fallen man has an indwelling devil?  Seriously? Where do you read that?  Certainly not anywhere in Scripture.  That is pure jibberish.
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ALL under the law of works ARE UNDER the power of sin, Adam proving that those in the flesh CANNOT live in perfect obedience to the law of God~that's why there a NEW COVENANT of GRACE, securing for us what we cannot do in the flesh! 
Yes, those in the flesh cannot live in perfect obedience.  But obviously neither could Adam and he, according to you, was made perfect.  You said there is a new covenant of grace, securing for us what we cannot do in the flesh.  The trouble with your argument here is that even under the new covenant of grace, you cannot live in perfect obedience to the law of God.
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Jesus Christ came in the likeness of sinful flesh and fulfilled what Adam could NOT do with one little commandment given to him. YET men still believe in MAN, NOT THE MAN Christ Jesus, their god is THEMSELVES, and there they put their trust thinking God will accept their filthy righteousness along with His Son's PERFECT obedience~God will NOT allow the glory to be shared with his holy child, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, of both Jews and Gentiles...for those who DO NOT GO FORTH......  there has been only ONE will FREE to righteousness since the first Adam~all since they were born servants to sin, from a generation of serpents, per Jesus Christ in Matthew 23.
Most of that makes no sense at all  --  it is just more rambling jibberish.  FILTHY righteousness?? What is filthy righteousness?  It seems that in trying to make sense out of your soteriology you get all confused.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #101 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 07:48:02 »
Red, if you spent more time in the actual scriptures and less time absorbing and promoting the philosophies of other religious  men "who come in Jesus Name", maybe your religion wouldn't contradict the Holy Scriptures so much.
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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #102 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 09:57:56 »
I have to believe that in his head that sounds very plausible but I often wonder if he ever reads what he writes because if he does then he might understand how silly it sounds when one reads it.
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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #103 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 10:27:29 »
I have to believe that in his head that sounds very plausible but I often wonder if he ever reads what he writes because if he does then he might understand how silly it sounds when one reads it.

Remember there are people who have taught that instrumental use in worship is sinful.  Which is downright ridiculous.  Many people read that, and believed that.  Intelligent people can believe things that appear silly to others.

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Re: The Sinner vs. Free Will
« Reply #104 on: Wed Sep 02, 2020 - 13:48:46 »
Red, if you spent more time in the actual scriptures and less time absorbing and promoting the philosophies of other religious  men "who come in Jesus Name", maybe your religion wouldn't contradict the Holy Scriptures so much.
I see that you still have not learned how to use the quote button ( I would truly be happy to help with that if you pm me, no problem )~but, above that~you are bringing the same scriptures using the same line of false assumptions that people were righteous and obeyed God~which WE AGREE, but "ONLY" after....... they were born FIRST of God, then through the power of the NEW MAN created after Jesus Christ, they can and do live blameless...not sinless.

In spite of being an almost impossible person to reason with, it is nice seeing you posting, and I truly mean that.
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