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    The Skinny on Foreknowledge in a Short Op

    Do you believe God is Omniscient? Do you believe “God knows the end from the beginning”? …
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    You Might Be A Determinist If…

    If you were in an Ice Cream shop, with 31 flavors, how would you choose in such a way that proves your choice was not determined? How would you choose in such a way to prove your choice was “libertarian”? …
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    You Might Be A Determinist If…

    If I was in an Ice Cream shop, with 31 flavors, how could I choose in such a way that proves my choice was not determined? How could I choose in such a way to prove my choice was “libertarianism”? …
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    Foreknowing and foreknowledge

    If you affirm that God knows what will occur after creation and you deny that God determined what will occur after creation then you are necessarily claiming that something other than God determined his knowledge of what will occur after creation. What was that “something” that determined God’s...
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    Lazarus ....!

    Correct because God’s foreknowledge is not Grounded in what comes after it, but what comes before it. Gods knowledge is Grounded in what comes before it and “what the elect would or would not do” does not come before Gods knowledge as you are claiming. If it did then you have God learning his...
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    God did not create time

    Nope… If we dug up an artifact, with a date on it, then we know someone created it at that moment… but that date does not tell us the age at which that “transcendent” creator was when he created it does it? How is this an “oxymoron” again? …
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    God did not create time

    So at what moment in “the trinity fellowship” did God “create the heavens and the earth”? My inability to answer this question is one reason why I make the distinction. I’m not saying there was not, I’m simply saying whatever it is it is different than how God has determined that his creation...
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    Was Calvin born again ?

    I really enjoy reading the determinism in your posts. Good job. …
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    God did not create time

    It’s not about God being forced. It’s about weather God can in the first place. You don’t know what you are talking about! It’s not about “being forced”… You are saying… God could “CHOOSE” to murder if he wanted to? God could “CHOOSE” to dishonor his parents if he wanted to? God could...
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    God did not create time

    I would say Time is not a tangible thing in the eternal realm because there is no reference points to attach the concept of time to… but time is tangible in the finite realm because God created the reference points that “moment by moment” time is attached to. This is why I make the distinction...
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    What is the difference in meaning…

    How can he even be trusted in his understanding since he was influenced by Calvin at some time in the past? How can anyone, on his side, be 100% sure that a part of his “calvinism” is not still influencing his posts today? I mean Isn’t this the same tactic they use against Calvin, or Augustine...
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    God did not create time

    I have no problem with this analogy because you included the fact that it is the result of the producers own actions. Now the question is: Can you, as a 3rd party observer, know the ending of the film, without first watching it or learning from another external source? …
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    Fatalism is divine meticulous determinism for calvinists

    To us things can appear random, lucky, illogical, magical, or miraculous but to apply this to God is just ignerance. These are descriptive words that we as finite creatures ascribe to the occurrence of things that we do not have all the information to fully understand. To describe God in this...
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    What is the difference in meaning…

    And to think I really believed you wanted to have an honest discourse on the topic of T.U.L.I.P. but then you pulled out your guns… Well at least you are honest about your intentions… but not really honestly having a discourse on T.U.L.I.P. …
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    God did not create time

    It’s simply a way to describe the Eternal God as distinct from the beginning of creation. God is not in creation as a being bound to its moment by moment change. If you simply refer to Time as a whole there is no distinction between the eternal singular moment of God’s existence, before...
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    What is the difference in meaning…

    What do you mean by “God ascertained…” How is this not Grounding his knowledge in something he learned from? …
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    Fatalism is divine meticulous determinism for calvinists

    This is a contradiction. If the result is random to God then what is God foreknowing? …
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    God did not create time

    I would say that the timeline of creation is a part of God’s reality. It is not a reality that exists apart from God that god just happens to “observe”. watching/observing is a means of learning information. God knows without the necessity of watching or observing. His knowledge is Grounded in...
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    God did not create time

    That’s why it makes sense to make the distinction. Is God confined within the moment by moment “timeline of creation” or does God Transcend the “timeline of creation”? This is a valid point for anyone to make, but where the Arminian takes it to far is assuming this “timeline of creation” is...
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    Was Calvin born again ?

    Could your OP be any more dishonest? “…by repentance I understand regeneration, the only aim of which is to form us anew in the image of God, which was sullied, and all but effaced in the transgression of Adam.” (Institutes, III.3.ix) When looking at Calvin’s view of ‘regeneration’, we should...
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