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To: plain talk

Don’t misunderstand what the Bible teaches about God’s sovereignty.

“It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure” (Phil. 2: 13)

Sinners are free in a sense, but they are free only in the direction of sin.

“For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness” (Rom. 6:20).

A man can chose a religion, but he can’t chose Christ, not in a saving sense. Salvation isn’t by genetics, and it’s not by human decision or choice, it’s by a miracle wrought in the human heart by the Holy Spirit. Salvation is by sovereign free grace. The best thing that ever happened to me was when The Lord violated my “free will.”

” Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:13)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)


12 posted on 09/19/2013 6:04:50 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: .45 Long Colt
Misunderstand? Well there are lots of opinions on God's sovereignty. The Pope wasn't given a long detailed theological explanation. He was just saying God doesn't control our minds and allows free will. There are other statements by the Pope that cause me far more concern that this statement which I am quite comfortable with.
14 posted on 09/19/2013 6:23:35 PM PDT by plain talk
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