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Good evening "Gtown71."
This is one of those instances where I find myself grinding my teeth, and cracking my knuckles in exasperation with regards to the "Logic" folks like yourself tend to employ.
If you're confused I'll boil it down...
If the ultimate scenario was that God wants everyone to "Come-to-Him," but gives everyone "Free-Will," to choose to do so or not, that I'd understand..
"Free-Will" is the ability to do what is not "foreseen..."
We share the same name, but are very different.
For one, I've read you post and it's clear to me, that you are way more educated, better at writing, etc than I.
I also have a great respect for you and your post! For what it's worth.
I also respect many others (christian)(non christian)(pro)(not pro) abortion folks.
I realize this is suppose to be an abortion topic, and I've said my peace on it, but abortion is no bigger sin then many others.
Like I said God's not impressed with how "good" someone is.
He's not depressed, with how "bad" someone is.
All "ALL" "All" have gone their own "OWN" WAY.
You give a small child a small list of "thou shalt nots "and see how long it takes them to break them.
We don't like having any authority over us. Some more than others, but no one like being told what we should do.
People that smoke, simply do not care what any thinks. They know it's bad, they know it stinks to others, they will stop if they want to.
Use any example here, drugs, booze, eating way to much, people don't care.
God does. Yet this God set up all things to be ran in a certain order. He will not violate that order.
Thank God I'm saved!
Thank God He saved me.
Thank God He saved me by grace through faith alone, since I have either thought or done enough Sin since the day I was saved, to merit Hell. So has all who has been saved any length of time, if they would just think about it a sec.
Problem there, is many if not most never view their sin as being near like others :)
Much respect bro. Please keep reading, and question all men. If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong. I will admit it.
Becouse I can be wrong!
Yet there are a few things that I am not wrong about, and those are life most important things.
If I miss cut a wood board, it may cost me alittle money, according to the rarity of the wood, but if I miss out on God, it would cost me everything.
My story is unique and I tell it truthfully.
I was saved, and didn't know it.
I did start to have a deep desire to read a Bible, and hate all of my sin, and go to a church "any church", and didn't want to curse anymore, get drunk or high, look at porn, anythinh badI loathed over night!!!
Now please don't get me wrong -I didn't wake up perfect in every way, and haven't been perfect, but my soul was and is.
There is, and forever will be a part of me, that never desires evil, but only desires good. Yet I am still within this thing called the flesh, that only desires evil.
Atleast I now have the power "through " God, to say no, to things that in the past I couldn't.
Satan had a ring in my nose and he pulled the string.
Satan pulls many of his into what we consider extremely evil things
yet he also will pull one into drugs and booze, only to pull them through rehab, and get them sober, without God, so they or rehab gets the glory.
Those who have the Son hath life.
those who don't, don't.
Those who fall on "THE ROCK" will be broken.
Those who "THE ROCK" falls on will be ground to powder.
Not talking about the wrestler either. Lol