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Experience: (1) United States Marine Corps 1/1 - 0311 - NCO (2) 31-year retired veteran of the Houston Police Department (3) Education: Master's Degree/University of Houston at Clear Lake

Predestination? Election? Does God pick Winners and Losers?

Predestination? Election? Chosen? Does God the Father pick winners and losers by choosing an “elect” “few” for life in Eternity while condemning the “many” to a “second death” in Hell? NO!!!

There are no predestined as God does not pick winners and losers, to do so would undermine His purpose for having created the Heavens and the Earth and the human genome. If God chose a special people to be called after His Name through the Patriarchy of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a people group that are the “apple of His eye” (Zechariah 2:8); a people upon whom He lavished His Covenants and through whom He brought forth His Messiah (Romans 10), if these are condemned for unbelief yet they are God’s “elect” – the “chosen” and only a remnant of these “chosen” – “elect” will be saved in the Day of our Lord (Romans 9:27; Isaiah 10:22), how foolish for one to think that God chooses winners and losers from among the gentiles.

God the Father “chose” all men to the election through the Gospel via “faith” that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:10) and from the foundation of the World (Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:4). God has created mankind as an instrument of His perfect love in order to display that selfless love to the faithful angelic creation as God deals with a rebellious cherub angel and a destructive coup d’état that has been extricated from the Kingdom and placed within the constraints of Time and physics (Ezekiel 28:11+; Luke 10:18; Rev. 12:7-10)

God the Father knew that mankind would fall to the wiles-deception of the Devil; therefore, He sent the Son to “defeat the works of the Devil” i.e. death-Hell-the grave (1 John 3:8b; Genesis 3:15; Genesis 3:21). God did not send the Son to condemn the World but to save the World through Him (John 3:17). God promises that anyone-everyone who will turn to Him in repentance; these, He will abundantly pardon (Isaiah 55:6-13). God’s promise of atonement and eternal life is available to “whoever believes” in the Son (John 3:16) and yes, “many are called but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14) as God draws “all men” to Himself through the Cross (John 12:32) but unfortunately, only a “few” will choose via free will to respond to that call (Matthew 7:13-14).

Calvin, Spurgeon, are but sinful men and they are eternally wrong concerning predestination. Anyone advocating for predestination is espousing a heresy that mocks God’s justice, His love, His promises; those espousing Calvin’s error are supplying fuel for Satan’s deceit by leading the hurting masses in the way of nihilism and hopelessness through the demonic doctrine of predestination. This is apostasy and this is dangerous and blasphemes the work of the Spirit. Be warned.

Sharing the Gospel with one who espouses evolutionary theory?

Question posited on FB: “How to share the gospel to a friend who believes in the theory of evolution?”

Christian response,

Darwin’s idiocy mandated in the American classroom is the most effective tool for converting the youthful mind to atheism that mankind has ever known. If a child has been consistently inundated with evolutionary theory from grade school through the University while simultaneously being deceived by Marx, revisionist history, in the humanities, there is very little you can do to bring them into the Light of Jesus Christ.

Demons like Dawkins, Harris, Ra, Gervais, Dillahunty, Bart Ehrman, have complete control over the mind and spiritual life of the Millennial and Gen-Z atheist and unless these servants of Satan are placed flat on their back in some form of crisis, most will never look-up and contemplate God’s authority and His sovereignty.

Tell these lost and deceived souls trapped in evolutionary-atheism the truth of Jesus Christ, don’t argue, walk away and be available and prepared for questions should they ask. Lift them up in prayer that God might have mercy on their soul and that He remove the veil of deception from their heart, mind, soul, that perhaps some may escape the “second death” in Hell.

Jesus - the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving

Does Hell still exist? How could it survive Jesus descending into it to preach? A response…

Theological question posited on FB: “Does Hell still exist? How could it survive Jesus descending into it to preach without it being completely destroyed by his power?”

Response…

Jesus did not enter Hell but Hades/Sheol-Paradise subsequent His Crucifixion and before His Resurrection. Hell has no “power” other than that given it by our Creator. The misunderstanding typically comes from an error in the Apostle’s Creed (not written by the Apostles and not found in Scripture) and a failure to differentiate between Sheol/Hades v. Hell/the Lake of Fire/Gehenna.

Hell was created specifically for Satan, the fallen angels, the Beast and the False Prophet (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10)…NOT for mankind as mankind will enter Hell by choice. The only entities in Hell at this time are the most horrid of demons/fallen angels (2 Peter 2:4). Hell will NOT be relevant for mankind until subsequent the Great White Throne Judgment that will manifest subsequent to Messiah’s Millennial Reign (Revelation 20:11-15). Hell will be the final repository for those who have rejected faith in God (Old Testament) and those who have rejected Jesus Christ as Lord (Covenant of Grace-New Testament).

8 Therefore it says,

“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,

and he gave gifts to men.”[a]

9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? Ephesians 4:8-9 (ESV)

According to Scripture…Jesus entered Hades-Sheol/Paradise/Abraham’s Bosom (Luke 16:19-31) NOT Hell while His body laid in the tomb and Jesus preached freedom to the Old Testament saints awaiting the atonement of Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion (1 Peter 3:19).

The Old Testament Saints – Saved by faith…

Though the Old Testament saints had found righteousness (a right standing) with God the Father by “faith” (Hebrews 11), their sin had not yet been atoned for (Hebrews 10:4); therefore, the Old Testament saints awaited Messiah’s atonement in Hades-Sheol/Paradise before they could enter the Kingdom of God (Luke 16; Luke 23:43)) as nothing impure is permitted to enter God’s Kingdom (Revelation 21:27). Once Messiah had made atonement for sin by His bodily death, shedding of innocent blood (Matthew 26:28), at the Crucifixion (Hebrews 10:5-7), Jesus entered Hades-Sheol/Paradise and led these captives to the Kingdom where they are now in the presence of our Lord (Ephesians 4:8-9; 1 Peter 3:19).

New Testament Saints saved by faith in Messiah-Jesus…

Subsequent to Messiah’s atonement for sin, everyone who trusts in Jesus Christ in the Covenant of Grace and dies in the body, their disembodied spirit, conscious and fully aware, is immediately escorted into the presence of our Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8). Hades-Sheol/Paradise is now empty and only Hades-Sheol/Torments remains occupied by all unrighteous dead as their disembodied spirit, fully conscious and aware, awaits the Judgment of the Condemned (Revelation 20:11-15).

Note: All of the unredeemed from the Genesis forward…everyone who has rejected faith in God and died in the body, they are currently held in Hades-Sheol/Torments (Luke 16) (NOT Hell) and they will remain there until the Great White Throne Judgment at which time they will receive a corrupted body of flesh (John 5:28-29) and stand in the Judgment before Jesus Christ (Rev. 20:11-15). They will be adjudicated “guilty” for their sin, their name will NOT be found written the Lamb’s Book of Life and they will ultimately die the “second death” in Hell/the Lake of Fire; this is the only time actual “Hell” will be relevant for mankind (Rev. 20:11-15). Jesus Christ will destroy both the body and soul of the wicked in Hell/Greek = γεέννῃ = geennē. (Matthew 10:28).

It’s important to note the difference between Sheol/Hades v. Hell…two completely different regions. One is temporary, the other is Eternal.jesus - great white throne judgment without pictures

Addiction – witchcraft Gk: Pharmika – Pornography – the eyes, a discussion…

Addiction – those things that destroy the soul of man,

In response to a discussion concerning witchcraft Gk: Pharmika > pharmakeia (pharmacy) (Greek: φαρμακεία) “a medicine” which itself derives from pharmakon (φάρμακον), meaning drug, poison, spell, magic, sorcery, enchantment. Those things that darken the soul of man and introduce addiction, hopelessness, death e.g. the opioid crisis, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug addiction in America today.

In addition, pornography, especially introduced at an early age, is the door to a life of demonism-aberrant addiction, struggle. The addition of narcotics, alcohol, props-open the door of the soul to all forms of demonic influence as the conscience is numbed, inhibitions are lowered and the base-nature is free to consume the mind and soul. The eye is the gateway to the soul and our Lord commands that we take care in what we internalize through our eyes as our soul is directly impacted for good or for evil.

jesus - eye gate The eye is the lamp of the body

If your God was real, He wouldn’t need you to argue His existence. A response…

Atheist logic: “If your God was real, He wouldn’t need you to argue His existence.”

Christian response,

God has made His reality known via what He has made-created in Nature and placed before our eyes; God has made His reality known through the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ, the Living Word, who walked among us for 33.5-years; God has made His reality known via the work of God the Holy Spirit via the written word of God carefully preserved down through history for our knowledge-edification; therefore, those who reject these forms of empirical evidence are “without excuse” (Romans 1:18-32).

From Eternity past, God has desired intimacy with His created beings, both angelic and human, and that relationship is one where God’s servants are gifted to serve Him in faithfulness and obedience and God lavishes those who serve Him with His Spirit whose indwelling presence literally makes life worth living. So then, God has so ordained-decreed that His will and His message and His covenants would be proclaimed by those who love Him and trust in Him as Lord via intimate relationship; this is our Lord’s doing and He is God over all; therefore, the naysayers simply lack knowledge of the spiritual and don’t know our God or His will for life in Time or Eternity.

 

Biblical Paradox? God has two-kinds of will?

Alleged paradox in the Bible? Premise: Knowing the difference between these two kinds of the will of God in the Bible will be a key to unlock one of the biggest mysteries or the biggest perplexities in the Bible, namely, that God is absolutely sovereign over all things and disapproves of many of them. That is a very puzzling paradox. God governs and controls all that is and manifestly in the Bible hates much of what happens. That is an insoluble and, I think, contradictory situation unless the term the will of God in the Bible has more than one meaning which it clearly does. So, we want a handle on how to manage this paradox or mystery that God forbids things he brings about. And God commands things that he hinders from happening. That in one sense something is the will of God and in another sense that same something is not the will of God. Without this category of thought, I don’t think you can make sense out of the Bible, the God of the Bible.”

– John Piper

Apologetic response (succinct/not complete),

It is possible that the alleged paradox emanates from a misunderstanding relevant to why God created human life and this Universe in the first place. Mankind is the refuse of an unfathomable cosmic struggle that was initiated by a rebellious, covetous, cherub angel in the Kingdom before the creation of matter, Time, this Universe, our genome; in fact, our creation is in direct response to a Coup d’état initiated in the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom where nothing impure is permitted to exist (Rev. 21:27). God the Father commissioned the Son (John 3:35; John 1, Colossians 1) to create this Universe and subsequently placed the rebellious angel, Lucifer and Lucifer’s warriors, the disobedient angels, upon the Earth to be dealt with apart from the Kingdom and within the constraints of Time and partially constrained by physics (1 John 3:8b; Gen. 3:15).

God’s Plan for Time and Eternity is immutable, fixed, but God, in a desire for intimacy-relationship, infused free will into both His angelic and human creation; therefore, though God’s immutable will for Time and Eternity is fixed, the process by which that Plan/God’s will comes to fruition is “fluid.” God allows His created beings to make their own decisions, good and evil, and God, in His omnipotence, works through and around those decisions to accomplish His perfect will.

God is not a God of moral evil; Isaiah 45:7 in the KJV incorrectly translates the Hebrew “ra” as evil but in context it is more accurately translated as “calamity.” God does not desire or create moral evil but moral evil is an essential possibility in order for good, righteousness, love, to exist with the imperative of free will. It is through man’s evil and the death and destruction over the previous 6000-years that God is demonstrating to His faithful angelic creation exactly why their former boss, Lucifer, was extricated from the Kingdom and why Lucifer and their former brethren, the fallen angels, must be relegated to confinement in Hell forever.

The soon to come Millennial Reign will reinforce the evidence relevant to Lucifer’s horror, culpability as complete peace will reign upon the Earth while Lucifer/the demons are confined for 1000-years and subsequently released to deceive the Nations once again; this will ultimately define Lucifer as the god of lies, death, destruction (John 8:44) and under gird God’s Judgment of Lucifer, the fallen angels, the Beast, False Prophet, the unredeemed of mankind, to manifest subsequent to Messiah Millennial Kingdom (Rev. 20:11-15).

It is critical to our understanding of God that one realize the teaching of the Holy Spirit extending from The Genesis to the The Revelation that our entire existence within the Realm of Time hinges upon God’s desire to maintain intimacy and love with His faithful angelic creation. It is also imperative that we understand the paradox that Lucifer initiated via His Coup d’état and that God, concerned with maintaining volitional love with His created angels, could not simply destroy Lucifer and his allies as this would have made God into a tyrant.

Understand that God appeared in Time in flesh for one-primary reason, to defeat the works of the Devil by giving Himself as a sacrifice for His created beings thereby defeating evil with selfless love; it is God’s demonstration of sin’s horror and His defeating same through selfless love that God will successfully maintain a loving and intimate relationship with His faithful angelic creation and the redeemed of mankind will also take part in this relationship forever by grace through faith in the work of Messiah-Jesus upon the Cross.

jesus - the son of god appeard to destroy the works of the devil

Will things be normalized in America or will anarchy rule? A response…

I was asked if I thought things would be somewhat normalized in America or will anarchy rule and every man for himself in the streets become the status quo in the near future?

Response,

We may experience a time of partial normalization if President Trump is reelected in 2020 but ultimately, America will die in progressive socialism via our apostasy and having lost two-three+ generations of American youth to Darwin, Lenin, Marx thus far. It’s only a matter of time until those who are destroying our inner-cities today with bricks, rocks, fire, will be an overwhelming majority with the power of the vote and socialists will control all three branches of government plus the governmental bureaucracies, the media, big tech, corporate American and of course, the banks. At that time, the redistribution of wealth and governmental control over the distribution of all goods and services will be the status quo as Christianity is persecuted and goes into hiding and the 2nd-Amendment nullified and men and women are wholly dependent upon the government for sustenance and survival.

Old guys like myself who love God, Family, America…we may very well die in the transition phase from a Constitutional Republic to a Socialist State as we’re patriotically stubborn and we’re not going to bend a knee to tyranny that is certainly headed our way. So then, it may be sooner or it may be later but socialistic tyranny is coming and I am so very grateful for having matured in the America of the Greatest Generation and my only regret and burden is for my beautiful Grandson who will never know how blessed America was before we threw it all away.

In conclusion,

I do believe that America’s fall from grace has eschatological renderings as our military and economy must decline, antisemitism must increase, in order to orphan Israel for the coming nuclear war between Russia-China-Islam v. Israel; we do live in very interesting times as Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes.

Jesus - nuclear war in Zechariah
Nuclear-Explosion-1

Atheism: the Facade – the Genesis – the Evidence – the Death and Destruction

Atheism: the Facade – the Genesis – the Evidence – the Death and Destruction

An earlier OP I shared in certain Groups concerning the façade of atheism and its absence in reality has garnered some hate from those living in the lie of atheism-unbelief. To briefly reiterate, there are no atheists in our World constrained by the Realm of Time as every man/woman having attained an age of reason and possessing at least a modicum of wisdom, discernment, commonsense, intuitively knows that a Creator exists by what has been made in Nature and placed before our eyes; therefore, the Holy Spirit, in Romans 1:18-32, articulates that the atheist, the one who denies God’s reality, is a liar, “fool,” “without excuse.”

With that said, why do atheists exist in ever-increasing numbers within our society and why is their ideology of moral relativism directly attributable to societal self-destruction?

Atheism is a demonic tenet of the religion of Naturalism that finds its doctrine in demonic Darwinism. Darwin’s theory of idiocy is the most proficient progenitor of the cult/sect of atheism subsequent to the beginning of Time. Satan has strategically worked through Darwin’s theory of evolution and its sub-tenet abiogenesis, infused into the America classroom in 1963, to convince many millions of American students that the Biblical Genesis account of creation is a myth; there is no God/Creator; mankind is a cosmic accident emanating by “chance” from a “big bang” in the cosmos of unknown origin and the complex human genome is a product of a primordial soup that somehow gave-way to a simple-cell organism and through billions-of-years and positive genomic mutation manifesting in a perfect environment, this simple cell organism via speciation-adaptation-natural selection manifest into all of the diversity of life we see today on planet Earth.

The tragic resultant of Darwin’s error,

The absence of moral absolutes made possible via a denial of our Creator and His authority over His creation has given-way to a society of people who worship at the throne of narcissism where pleasing the flesh in aberrant sensuality is the objective of life while “freedom” is defined as the absence of all moral restraint; therefore, the rule of law and the enforcement of same will NOT be tolerated as every man and woman are their own “god” and when these “gods” are placed in an environment providing complete equity, sustenance, pleasure, nirvana is achievable and sustainable as mankind is inherently morally, ethically, “good.”

Having observed throughout history the repeated failures of such sociological experiments, an astute and intelligent society would consider anyone espousing Darwin’s errors and Dewey’, Lenin’ and Marx’ idiocy worthy of incarceration in a mental health facility but today, those who believe this ludicrousness walk among us in our ethically, morally, spiritually, mentally, ill society and these victims of demonism identify as atheists, naturalists, evolutionists, Darwinists, humanists, secularists, nihilists, moral relativists, socialists-Leninists, communists-Marxists, progressives, democrats. This is why the protests i.e. riots and looting in America’s streets today and the supporters of terrorist organizations with acronyms such as BLM, ANTIFA, SPLC, ACLU, are inundated with men and women of the Millennial and Gen-Z generations, White-Black-Hispanic-Asian, who fight and clamor for their warped and perverted sense of “freedom” that is nothing but a socialistic-communistic sociological ideology of death wrapped in a dung-covered heap called Democratic Socialism.

America, this sociological tragedy is evidence of God’s wrath incrementally poured-out upon the American people for our rejection of Jesus Christ as King and our murder/mutilation of 61-million babies in the womb subsequent to Satan’s success in our SCOTUS via Roe v. Wade (1973) and our destruction/defilement of God’s Covenant of Marriage via Obergefell v. Hodges (2015). It is Satan and his servants in “atheism” that are instrumental in destroying America’s Constitutional Republic through ideological deceit as the atheist-secularist-naturalist-humanist-nihilist vomit their demonism in our streets through intimidation, violence, murder and capture the heart and mind of America’s demonically deceived leadership while we’re all walking-off the cliff of apostasy and debauchery and defilement and dying in own moral filth just like so many cultures before us. Our youth have been given-over to worship “the lie” (Genesis 3:5) and though our eyes long for their return, many will not be seeking God’s truth as they are the possession of Satan (Deuteronomy 28:15-65).

God’s warning is coming to fruition in America,

Though given initially to the children of Israel in an agrarian society, the Blessing & Cursing in Deuteronomy 28, relevant to blessing for obedience, cursing for disobedience, is most applicable to the United States in our industrial-technological society today as our Nation was founded and blessed by the Sovereignty of God in Jesus Christ.

18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock.

32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes look on and fail with longing for them all day long, but you shall be helpless. 33 A nation that you have not known shall eat up the fruit of your ground and of all your labors, and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually,

41 You shall father sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours, for they shall go into captivity.

46 They shall be a sign and a wonder against you and your offspring forever. 47 Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things,

Jesus - the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving

Atheism does NOT Exist…

Concerning the Facade of Atheism…
 
There are no atheists…they do not exist. Atheism is a man-made construct-sect of the demonic religion known as Darwinism-naturalism that is the greatest progenitor of the facade of atheism known to mankind. The Holy Spirit clearly articulates that anyone who seeks the facade of atheism-unbelief is a liar, a “fool,” “without excuse” (MEME).
 
Those claiming the ideological title of “atheist” are simply seeking obfuscation-justification for their immorality, their abortions, their narcissism, their moral relativism, as every man and woman having attained an age of reason and possessing at least a modicum of commonsense intuitively knows a Creator exists as evidenced and witnessed by what has been made in Nature and placed before our eyes. Do not be deceived by Satan and his servants in atheism…it’s all a demonic lie.
Jesus - Romans 1 18-32

The Dichotomy of America’s Struggle for Survival

The Dichotomy of America’s Struggle for Survival

Progressive Socialists in America, humanists at best – atheists in general, for 120-years, have exclaimed the false premise that humankind is intrinsically “good” and if man is provided with an environment of equity, sustenance, security, nirvana in brotherly love and societal cohesiveness is attainable.

On the other hand, America’s Founders, Biblically educated – majority Christian, exclaimed that humankind is intrinsically “evil” with a base-nature that tends toward rebellion to sustainable mores, norms, ethics, essential to a healthy and vibrant Constitutional Republic. Our Founders, envisioning maximizing the American citizen’s personal freedoms while minimizing the role of Government in the individual’s life, understood the necessity of man’s heart being redeemed by the indwelling Holy Spirit. Our Founders knew that if an overwhelming number of the citizenry were not redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, there would be insufficient numbers of police – prosecutors – judges – penal institutions to maintain order in a “free society.” This is why prints, drawings, of early American municipalities depict a Church, a Church steeple, on almost every street corner.

Without Jesus Christ as Lord over America, there is no hope,

Over the previous 120-years, the humanist-atheist in America via the demonically inspired ideology of Progressivism, has rejected the Biblical truth espoused by our Founders; Progressives pursued the demonic lies of atheism-humanism-moral relativism and the stench of death that consumes America today is the inevitable resultant of their error. Today, approximately fifty-to-sixty percent of America’s population is represented by the atheist-secularist-humanist-naturalist-moral relativist who hates God or denies His reality…

John Adam’s warned…

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Citation: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-3102

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this—it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the precepts of Christianity.”

See the actual letter here: http://rrsupplement.blogspot.com/2011/11/john-quincy-adams-to-autograph.html

jesus - heart of man on evil continually before the flood