What a merciful God and full of compassion. He chooses his small group and allows the rest to be damned. How could anyone say he is not just?
You need to understand what the "firstfruits" are.
You can sugar-coat the teaching if you like. I've had formal training in Christian doctrine and I'm no stranger to Calvinism. Predestination to salvation/damnation is offensive to the conscience (unless you have rationalized it away).
Formal training in Christian doctrine from who? Traditional Christianity? That's why you are confused.
What you said is true, but God calls everyone.
flpalmero, do you have special knowledge that is hidden from everyone else? I remember a group like that mentioned in Revelation...the Nicolatians I believe?
Robert the Bruce - were you offended? Why is it so hard to believe the Bible?
Because I believe things that have evidence. Objective evidence. An experience that someone has in their heart doesn't constitute evidence.
that is not what scripture says, it says God desires that all men come to a saving relationship with Him
flpalermo, I have researched the origins of the Bible and Christianity because I care deeply about the truth. If you were honest in research, you would find the same things as I did.
In my opinion you don't need to be religious if you don't feel the need, all you have to do is be nice & stay positive with everyone you meet..Be an ear to other peoples problems, but don't tell them yours..Help as many people as you have time for, but make sure you stay on top of your own life first..Do as many things that you love doing which in itself is thanking god, because god wants us to experience love & then pass that love on..Anyone who helps others for long enough will realise that it's actually the best thing to do, because it rewards the "helper" with some of the best feelings there is to feel..I like to think along the lines that god or who ever/what ever put me here, has already put everything i need out there all ready for me to find..I could go off looking/chasing/desiring which i did for 30 years of my life, or i could realise (which i did when i was 40 yrs old) that i don't need to go anywhere because it's all here already for me..Everything i need to become content is all the things i love doing with my life, & the ones that give the best feelings "back" are helping others & doing things we love doing..Now they are usually always things that are free to do, & so I'm now starting to get the point or gist of life....You help someone out who is in desperate need, & you should feel the reward in your heart..You don't tell anyone else that you did it, you just keep it to yourself & the person you helped..That's what i do now i help as many people as i have spare time for, but i never mention it to other people..Over the months I've started to develop a real pride in myself, as a person who helps other but doesn't brag about it..It does feel like I'm starting to get the "gist" of life now, & I'm having a good relationship with god or who ever put me here..I'm not saying I've heard from god etc, but the more i like helping other people & myself the better my life has become.
No matter what happens to you in your life, smile & be positive with everyone you see..Have a chat with everyone you can, & always stay positive..That alone will change a persons life for the better, & it can happen over a matter of weeks
We have a great relationship With Him as we Do with any other. But since we can't seem to understand The Father as we would wish too. We try to understand the Son and those lives who He has touched.
And when at last when we find an understanding of the Love that both of these posses for us and all of the Creation that GOD has created.
We come to know GOD and His SPIRIT or Holy Ghost who is also The Comforter that Jesus promised to send back to us when He ascended back into Heaven.
GOD so loved the World. And our little planet which is a third of the Heaven that fell that HE sent us Jesus. The Lamb of GOD to take away the SINS of the WORLD which we are part of once again. As we were separated from It before when we Fell from IT The World GOD's World Our Heaven.
We also have a better and greater chance at a Great relationship with HIM when we reach out and to others who also believe in GOD The Father who sent HIS only Begotten Son, who was not created but was from the beginning GOD and His Word. We remember and must believe that The Word was made Flesh. This is The Christ Emmanuel Jesus which is to say GOD with Us as we are in a Body of Flesh.
Able to die but Because of the False Accusations, Lies, and Murders. Did Not Our Lord stay dead. Because of the Unjust Hands and works from the fallen Lucifer now the Unfaithful god of this fallen world Satan. Our earth both body and planet he is the God of Until the Lord rises and then again ascends.
When we find like minded Seekers and Believers in This GOD and His Son we begin to grow in our beliefs of what we have heard and what we have seen and what we can feel of The Creator of All things seen and Unseen.
Pray and Talk to GOD through Prayer always Praying HIS Will and Always through the intercessor OUR LORD Jesus. For at this Time and no other while in Our fallen state have we ever been closer to the LORD Our GOD.
For this is the reasoning for the Single Path to GOD OUR Father HE came as we were to live the life we do and to show to us the false god of our was unjust even to his FATHER and CREATOR GOD. Seek and knock upon Our Fathers door Talk to Him Get to know HIS nature and not the false nature of the pretender and false god Satan the God of Our world and not the GOD of THE WORLD.
Only when you find the other two to be Just and truthful will you find the Holy Spirit Our comforter and once we find this Comforter do we begin to have that great relationship With GOD and others as well.
Find equivalence of form with Him. The more you assume that viewpoint and attitude, the closer you will be with Him.
Take Love, for instance. Most confuse this with the egoistic versions of physical lust or similar attitudes of self-concern.
God has no self-concern, and thus has no limitations. Be like Him. Love others as yourself, and before yourself. Take responsibility for the crimes of others against you. Turn the other cheek with infinite, unconditional love.
Some people are discovering this through authentic Kabbalah, like that found at Bnei Baruch.
For those who are interested, you can get a taste of this with the short video found at http://perceivingreality.com
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