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    UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE-THE HOLY SPIRIT/SCHOLARS

    wondering, You stated: "If this is so, then we do we not all believe the same truth?" Would you please translate that question so I understand? There are some added words in the sentence that confuse me. Of John 16:13, Ellicott's commentary states: He is called the Spirit of Truth, because...
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    UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE-THE HOLY SPIRIT/SCHOLARS

    wondering, That is incorrect regarding reformed doctrine taught by Luther, Knox and Calvin. It was taught long before that by St Augustine. Take a read of his understanding of predestination/election. See...
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    Lilac, That was not Paul's recommendation. He stated what Christians ought to do with all Bible scholars and teachers: "Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if...
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    FF, You stated: "I would say God decrees everything and that is how He knows how people will respond. There is no other way to know what we call the future unless something predestines (predetermines) it." Now you've moved the goal posts to, "it is a given the God allows evil to exist." God...
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    wondering, Rom 5:12 (NIV): "Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned --" The NLT gives a clarifying translation, "When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death...
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    There are too many exegetical details to uncover in Titus 2:11 for this one post. I've pursued that work in: How to interpret ‘appeared’ in Titus 2:11. God's grace is extended to all people so that when they hear the Gospel it is possible to be saved. It also covers the salvific benefits for...
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    Deuteronomy 9:7-8 (NIV) disagrees: "7 Remember this and never forget how you [Israelites] aroused the anger of the Lord your God in the wilderness. From the day you left Egypt until you arrived here, you have been rebellious against the Lord. 8 At Horeb you aroused the Lord’s wrath so that he...
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    I find that to be a dangerous and irrational position. If God decrees everything, then he decrees rape, slaughter of unborn infants, Hitler's Holocaust, and the ISIS terrorism that saw the martyrdom of many Christians in Mosul, Iraq. Did God decree the Covid-19 worldwide disease? That is not...
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    So you believe in unconditional election? The Bible bases election on God's foreknowledge (Rom 8:28-30; 1 Pet 1:1-2). We need to differentiate between God’s foreknowledge and His randomly determining all things and the distinction between God’s efficient and permissive decrees. God foresaw...
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    [__ Science __ ] Noah's Flood Refutes the Theory of Evolution.

    Where can I find evidence of human macro-evolution? This article shows how scientists believe it worked: Available at: https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/macroevolution-examples-from-the-primate-world-96679683/
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    BF, You can't take these verses in isolation from the rest of Scripture, especially in John's Gospel. It is true that all who are given to Jesus by the Father will come to Him. He will not lose any of them. The big issue is: On what basis are people given to Jesus and they come to Him? John...
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    YHWH is Jesus Christ himself, the Son of the Invisible Almighty God Father.

    seve, Please provide biblical support for the Son of God's physical existence before the world was created. Oz
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    Is man not really capable of seeking God?

    wondering, Rom 5:12 (NIV) clarifies this issue: "Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned." Adam's sin meant death for "all people" and not for each person. Adam's sin led to all people...
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