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To: JosephJames
The more we sin and the less we pray and do God’s holy will, the more the followers of Satan have power.

Where to start.... this is an utterly and completely false premise. God is in control of all things, including how much power and/or authority He gives to anyone.

2 posted on 03/30/2009 8:21:52 AM PDT by Terabitten (To all RINOs: You're expendable. Sarah isn't.)
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To: Terabitten
I agree with you that God is in control of all things. But He created us free. He also chooses to use us as his instruments. God waited for a virgin Mary to say yes before the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity became incarnate in the womb of Mary! She could have said no like Adam and Eve did and everyone who sins. But God offers mercy to those who ask for it in humility. God waits for each of us to say our “yes” every day so as to use us as His instruments to bring forth His plan of salvation and to lead others to salvation. This is a great mystery in that God is God, and yet we are free. It is true what Jesus said: “And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham” (Mt 3:9). But God then turns to others who will do His will just as the early Church offered the possibility of salvation to the Gentiles, and all of us.
3 posted on 03/30/2009 8:39:20 AM PDT by JosephJames (The Truth Shall Set You Free (Jn 8:32)!)
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