- Dec 26, 2015
Your last sentence explains well:Maybe you're right. I heard others use Romans 1 to prove one can be saved without the gospel. *Stunned my the first time I heard it ... lol*
But, if you can't be saved without hearing the gospel and God determines (at least to some extent, I would say completely) who hears the gospel ( Acts 16:6), then God in some cases determines who is saved or not saved which fits nicely with my understanding of God choosing who is saved. I assume you agree that God determines who is and who is not saved in these circumstances and God determines who is and is not saved in regards to the age of accountability.
I also assume since so many people die before the age of accountability (abortions, miscarriages, mentally incompetant, early death, ... ), that you agree that the majority of people in heaven are there because God was the only determining factor. (unless you think there are a lot more people in heaven from hearing the gospel than those that got in via the 'age of accountability' or because is was the "libertarian free will" decision of another (example: "libertarian free will" decision of mother to abort child so her "libertarian free will" caused fetis to be 'saved'.
Libertarian free will: The mother makes the moral choice to abort a baby. She is thus responsible for her decision.
Compatible free will (calvinism): GOD makes the choice to abort the baby since God determines or predestines everything.
Which of the above sounds more logical to you?