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PREDESTINED???

Postby Gmas101 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:50 pm

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. (Romans 8:29 ESV) what does this mean? It throws me for a spin. I believe that we have a free will and we as human chose to follow God and that what saves us. But this verse talks about predestined and that God has chosen his people. Can someone please explain this to me.
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Re: PREDESTINED???

Postby Welshman » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:43 pm

Gmas101, G-d has chosen everyone, But we must choose Yeshua. You answer your on ? :thumbsup:
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Re: PREDESTINED???

Postby Fowlmouth Hustle » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:09 am

I think of it like this...God is sovereign AND we have free will. I believe that our choice to accept or reject God works together with what He already knows. Predestination and election has been a very debated and more often than not misunderstood subject that has caused many people to miss out on really getting a grasp on the goodness of God. Our focus needs to be more on what Paul is saying in Romans 8:28 that ALL THINGS work together for the GOOD to those who LOVE God who are called according to HIS Purpose. And if you love God then you've been called my friend. God makes it simple but we have the tendency to make things more complicated than they need to be. If we have confessed Jesus and believe on Him (Romans 10: 9-10) then were saved. Bottom line no ifs ands or buts about it. Now all we do is place our trust in the finished work of the cross and let The Holy Spirit guide us the rest of the way. One of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3 and it tells us to not lean on our own understanding but to acknowledge God with everything we do and He will guide our paths.
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Re: PREDESTINED???

Postby Gmas101 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:58 pm

That you guys. It make more sense now..
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Re: PREDESTINED???

Postby Einstein » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:07 pm

The greatest book ever written about Predestination (other than Romans in the Bible) is "The Sovereignty of God" by Arthur Pink. I will warn you though, it is IN YO FACE.
Einstein says: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

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Re: PREDESTINED???

Postby Gmas101 » Tue May 21, 2013 6:19 pm

Thanx ill check it out
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Re: PREDESTINED???

Postby Einstein » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:05 am

Have you had a chance to check that book out?
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Re: PREDESTINED???

Postby bluewing77 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:00 am

Ephesians 1:3-14, more on predestination.
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