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    Can God Know Future Freewill Choices?

    00:00:00 Intro 00:01:38 Establishing What God Can, And Can Not Logically Know 00:02:26 Properly Defining Freewill 00:04:05 Foundational Verses (Properties of God, Freedom from God, Semi-Deistic Dualism) 00:08:16 Defining Open Theism And Comparing It To General Freewill 00:12:57 Grounding...
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    Properly Defining “Free Will” In A Theological Discussion.

    Properly Defining “Free” Will What is meant by free will, in a theological discussion, is your metaphysical relationship to God. When it comes to you making choices the reference point for “freedom” needs to be God! This is the only reference point, for “freedom”, that matters. Is God...
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    The many were “made sinners”?

    “For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” (Rom 5:19) First, we must ask, did Adam sin because he was “made sinner”… or was Adam “made” different than “the many”? If you agree that Adam was not “made sinner”… then you...
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    Understanding The “HOW” Of God’s Foreknowledge…

    Timestamps are live on YouTube but I thought I would post them here also. 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:38 Establishing What God Can, And Can Not Logically Know 00:02:26 Properly Defining Freewill 00:04:05 Foundational Verses (Properties of God, Freedom from God, Semi-Deistic Dualism) 00:08:16 Defining...
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    Free Will Meticulously Examined… and Refuted!

    Timestamp Outline for Your convenience! 1.5x Speed recommended. ⚙️ 00:00:00 Intro 0:03:22 Properly defining "freewill" 0:06:36 Foundational verses 00:11:40 Addressing Deiesm heresy 00:15:38 Determinism established 00:20:11 …Visual example 00:25:06 Practical applications 00:30:08 Foundation...
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    The Libertarian Puppet Master (a.k.a. “WILL”)

    The will of Man or the “WILL” of man? That is the question! What is the easiest way to create a false god and bring it into Christianity without anyone being the wiser? You give it a name that is spelled, and sounds, exactly like something acceptable in the Bible! A bait-and-switch! I believe...
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    Is It Necessary For God To Work In...

    Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13 Why is it necessary for God to “work in” the believer “to will”... but there are some here on this forum that teach it is not necessary for...
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    Did God Meticulously Determine The Crucifixion Of Christ?

    Meticulous; Showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise. Act 2:22-23 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being...
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    Middle Knowledge... A Practical Understanding!

    This video helped me to understand the Philosophical god of Middle Knowledge... Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. - Psalm 139:16 Who wrote the “book”?
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    Foreknowledge: How Does God Know?

    One aspect of God’s omniscience is his knowledge of the future. In Scripture God is presented as knowing what will happen. Not just selectively but exhaustively God knows all that will be. In Isaiah 46:8-10 God presents his knowledge of the future as proof of his deity: “I am God, and there is...
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    Sin Nature... Like A Rock!

    Natural mans sin nature can be compared to a rocks intrinsic weight... A rock naturally falls downward due to its intrinsic weight and the gravity of the world. If you put rock in your hand, and close your fingers around it, you can force rock to go in any direction you want it to! No other...
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    DesiringGod (John Piper) answers TomFL!

    This is John Pipers direct answer to TomFL’s accusation against Calvinism... “Norman Geisler ( and TomFL) says that ‘the unmistakable logical conclusion for the extreme Calvinist [is that] both Lucifer and Adam sinned because God gave them the desire to sin’ (Chosen But Free, 36). I (Norman...
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    How Charles H. Spurgeon Became A Calvinist At Age 16

    I enjoy testimonies that glorify God and wanted to share this one in particular. Enjoy... He had not always believed these things. Spurgeon recounts his discovery of these truths at the age of 16: Born, as all of us are by nature, an Arminian, I still believed the old things I had heard...
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    Did You Save Yourself?

    Thinking outside the box (part 2) What did Jesus actually accomplish on the cross? Did Jesus actually accomplish something definite for anyone in particular, or did he only make something available, then leave it up to them to accomplish the rest? I ask because it seams if Jesus's life...
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    How I Became A Calvinist!

    Before I became reformed, or knew anything about it, I was going to Faith Independent Baptist Church (FIBC), while listening to John Piper at the same time. I was in discipleship at FIBC once a week and after a while I started noticing small differences in their theology. As time went on the...
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    Catch 22 Provisionist style

    Anyone can point to a verse where one receives/believes Christ and say see there they did receive/believe! also Anyone can point to a verse where one rejects/does not believe Christ and say see there they did reject/not believe! And Anyone can assume the reason behind why one...
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    Philippians 2:12-13... What does it mean?

    Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. - 2 Timothy 2:7 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you...
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    What Is Romans 9 Really About?

    The context of Romans 9 is Romans 8! If you separate them you will have a partial truth and come to a wrong conclusion. Rom 9 is an explanation for why the word of God has not failed even though God’s chosen people, Israel, as a whole, are not turning to Christ and being saved. The sovereignty...
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    Does Gods Meticulous Determination, Of All Things, Make God Evil?

    The reason I’m sharing this particular exchange is because it includes assumptions and arguments that are typical and that show up in Calvinist forums like this one with increasing frequency. Some people simply cannot conceive of God being absolutely sovereign so they attempt to argue against...
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    Why Does Anyone Believe Foolishness?

    For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the foolishness of what we preach to save those who believe. - 1 Corinthians 1:21 We want biblical evidence of why people believe the Gospel instead of rejecting it! Also... We want biblical...
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