Predestination Quotes

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my-conclusion-on-freewill-predestination-they-are-identical-winston-churchill
i-dont-believe-in-predestination-even-though-i-was-raised-presbyterian
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to-get-rid-predestination-we-have-been-willing-to-degrade-our-god-into-godling-b-b-warfield
a-man-may-be-bold-his-predestination-that-he-forget-his-conversation-thomas-adams
if-we-are-to-be-biblical-then-issue-is-not-whether-we-should-have-doctrine-predestination-not-but-what-kind-we-should-embrace-rc-sproul
unbeliever-is-he-who-follows-predestination-even-if-he-be-muslim-faithful-is-he-if-he-himself-is-divine-destiny-muhammad-iqbal
what-is-predestination-answer-god-is-more-powerful-wiser-than-we-are-therefore-he-deals-with-us-according-to-his-pleasure-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe
which-brings-me-to-my-conclusion-upon-free-will-predestination-namely-let-reader-mark-it-that-they-are-identical-winston-churchill
habit-is-to-weak-minds-species-moral-predestination-from-which-they-have-no-power-to-escape-maria-edgeworth
by-predestination-we-mean-eternal-decree-god-by-which-he-determined-with-himself-whatever-he-wished-to-happen-with-regard-to-every-man-john-calvin
this-is-one-two-great-labyrinths-into-which-human-minds-are-drawn-question-free-will-versus-predestination-neal-stephenson
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war-between-freewill-predestination-makes-idea-time-travel-is-still-too-difficult-to-digest-toba-beta
god-is-not-pre-post-anything-he-is-present-to-everything-there-is-not-predestination-but-destination-not-predestiny-but-destiny-this-follows-from-peter-kreeft
some-fathers-went-far-as-to-esteem-love-music-sign-predestination-as-thing-divine-reserved-for-felicities-heaven-itself-william-temple
racism-negates-two-aspects-mans-life-reason-choice-mind-morality-replacing-them-with-chemical-predestination-ayn-rand
the-camera-was-waiting-for-me-by-predestination-i-took-to-it-as-musician-takes-to-piano-painter-to-canvas-i-found-that-i-was-master-elements-alfred-stieglitz
plants-minerals-are-bound-to-predestination-the-faithful-is-only-bound-to-divine-orders-muhammad-iqbal
theres-nothing-more-unattractive-than-man-who-blames-predestination-for-his-own-failures-woman-who-blames-men-for-her-own-vulnerability-blame-thyself-sanhita-baruah
every-man-hath-greater-assurance-that-god-is-good-just-than-he-can-have-any-subtle-speculations-about-predestination-decrees-god-john-tillotson
the-higher-man-stands-on-social-ladder-greater-number-people-he-is-connected-with-more-power-he-has-over-other-people-more-obvious-is-predestination-inevitability-his-every-actio
whose-but-his-own-ingrate-he-had-mee-all-he-could-have-i-made-him-just-right-sufficient-to-have-stood-though-free-to-fall-such-i-created-all-th-ethereal-powers-and-spirits-both-t
Faith is not a meritorious cause of election, but it is constantly attested as the sole condition of salvation. Faith merely receives the merit of atoning grace, instead of asserting its own merit. God places the life-death option before each person, requiring each to choose. The ekletos are those who by grace freely believe. God does not compel or necessitate their choosing. Even after the initial choice of faith is made, they may grieve and quench the Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:19). Faith is the condition under which God primordially wills the reception of salvation by all. 'He chooses us, not because we believe, but that we may believe; lest we should say that we first chose Him' (Augustine). Faith receives the electing love of God not as if it had already become efficacious without faith, but aware that God's prescience foreknows faith like all else. In accord with ancient ecumenical consent, predestination was carefully defined in centrist Protestant orthodoxy as: 'The eternal, divine decree, by which God, from His immense mercy, determined to give His Son as Mediator, and through universal preaching , to offer Him for reception to all men who from eternity He foresaw would fall into sin; also through the Word and Sacraments to confer faith upon all who would not resist; to justify all believers, and besides to renew those using the means of grace; to preserve faith in them until the end of life, and in a word, to save those believing to the end' (Melanchthon).

Thomas C. Oden
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Until every soul is freely permitted to investigate every book, and creed, and dogma for itself, the world cannot be free. Mankind will be enslaved until there is mental grandeur enough to allow each man to have his thought and say. This earth will be a paradise when men can, upon all these questions differ, and yet grasp each other's hands as friends. It is amazing to me that a difference of opinion upon subjects that we know nothing with certainty about, should make us hate, persecute, and despise each other. Why a difference of opinion upon predestination, or the trinity, should make people imprison and burn each other seems beyond the comprehension of man; and yet in all countries where Christians have existed, they have destroyed each other to the exact extent of their power. Why should a believer in God hate an atheist? Surely the atheist has not injured God, and surely he is human, capable of joy and pain, and entitled to all the rights of man. Would it not be far better to treat this atheist, at least, as well as he treats us? Christians tell me that they love their enemies, and yet all I ask is-not that they love their enemies, not that they love their friends even, but that they treat those who differ from them, with simple fairness. We do not wish to be forgiven, but we wish Christians to so act that we will not have to forgive them. If all will admit that all have an equal right to think, then the question is forever solved; but as long as organized and powerful churches, pretending to hold the keys of heaven and hell, denounce every person as an outcast and criminal who thinks for himself and denies their authority, the world will be filled with hatred and suffering. To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.

Robert G. Ingersoll
until-every-soul-is-freely-permitted-to-investigate-every-book-creed-dogma-for-itself-world-cannot-be-free-mankind-will-be-enslaved-until-there-is-mental-grandeur-enough-to-allow
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