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  1. If God has chosen before the foundation of the world, are the ones who endure til the end the one’s who were chosen?

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    1. Yes, before the foundation of the world, God already knew who would overcome or endure til the end. The phrase makes it sound like God has favoritism over certain people which would be (Calvinism) but that’s not what it means. Many are CALLED but few are CHOSEN. The chosen are the ones that overcome or endure til the end. Read Mark 4:3-20. Judas was called but he didn’t endure til the end so he was not chosen because he destroyed himself over his own guilt for betraying Jesus.

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    2. Hi There in your writing about Salvation for the whole world something dawned on me. You were talking about Daniel 12:2 and the word “Everlasting.” It’s used twice. ahhh that is why you have the children of Elam (Eternity, Everlasting) twice in Ezra 2:7 and the other Elam 2:31. GOD wants us to take notice….to dig…lol. Thank you I enjoy your posts. I am only just beginning to “see.” May the LORD bless you!

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  2. if heaven is a state of mind like nirvana in Buddhism correct me if I’m wrong. And I have a question are we just slaves to god if we have no free will, no personality if I’m wrong on something let me know

    Thanks

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    1. “Heaven” exists in your mind. You live inside of a physical body but it is your mind the governs your actions and behavior.

      How can you suggest that we are slaves to God when we naturally do nothing that is of God? We are slaves to SIN! We are slaves to whatever laws we are under and all of humanity is under the law of sin. It is our natural desire to sin and even though we can will ourselves not to do certain things, it is extremely difficult if not impossible to will ourselves not to lust for what our natural body desires. I don’t understand why you think you need free will to have a personality. You are a person with a emotions, a brain, and a will so of course you have your own personality. That has nothing to do with being able to make uncaused choices.

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  3. Hello. Hope you are doing well, I am Christian but am struggling with all kinds of doubt. One question I have is why in the Bible God commands people to be murdered, instead of snapping them out of existence or something of that sort.

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    1. God never commanded His people to murder anyone He commanded them to kill. There is a difference just as there is a difference between murdering someone because you want to rob them or killing someone that has broken into your home. One is justified and the other is not. God used His people to judge the wicked nations that were responsible for gross evils. This was to foreshadow what God intends to do in the future when He judges the world in righteousness. I understand that pain and suffering are difficult things to accept but these things are temporary.

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  4. Good morning again! so many times i see a sentence or paragraph from your writings that i want to share. may i share in quotes and leave your name or logo from this page please??

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  5. Hello,

    I have stumbled upon your website while searching about the topic lake of fire in Revelations. I got to explore the stuff you’ve written and I find it really interesting.

    Can you please explain based from scriptures about baptism? Many Christian leader says the we need to be baptized in order to be save?

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    1. Hello J Ling I don’t have a lot of time right to go into all the scriptures but I’m assuming you mean baptism by water immersion. Baptism is a symbol for the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ritual has zero significance if there is no spiritual application. Take circumcision for an example. This cutting off of the flesh was a symbol of something to come later (the cutting off of the works of the flesh). This begins with the heart. Little boys going through circumcision never made anyone righteous it’s just a symbol so getting dunked in water is meaningless in the same way if the death, burial, and resurrection isn’t applied spiritually. We don’t literally die, we die to our sins and bury them. We rise a new man but this is only a picture of what is to come. What’s important is that we are on the path. Christianity puts requirements on salvation so that they can control people’s lives.

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  6. Thank you so much for the reply! Finally I have someone to ask Biblical questions!. I hope you don’t mind coz I have lots. 🙂

    I have been bothered by this issue for a very long time. Can you please explain to me Ephesians 4:5? where it mentioned one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism? Does this mean when you have faith in Jesus, you are baptized through Him?

    I do not belong to any Christian religious groups but I have faith in Jesus Christ. I study the Bible, I am very keen to know your explanations about certain topics I am confused about.

    I sincerely appreciate your help.

    God bless you.

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    1. I certainly don’t mind answering any questions that I might have insight on but I try to keep this forum as close to being in line with the topics I’ve already written about. While I do believe that I have understanding I by no means have all or complete understanding of everything. I run this blog by myself with no staff so it can be time-consuming. All I ask is to be mindful of my time when asking questions. I try to respond within a reasonable amount of time because I am honored that anyone would want to ask me anything so I try to be respectful of people’s interest in my writings.

      In Ephesians 4:5 Paul is talking to the believers about unity in the Spirit – one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God. This has nothing to do with being baptized in water which remember is only a symbol (ritual) of something spiritual. This is similar to communion (eating of bread and drinking of wine) in remembrance of the body and blood of Christ that was sacrificed for the forgiveness of sins. Before we can even begin to talk about being baptized in Christ we have to talk about what it means to even have faith in Christ. Many people have faith in Christianity not Christ and this is why many Christians believe so many doctrines that are anti-Christ. One cannot be baptized in Christ when they don’t even know or understand what it means to have faith in Christ. Christ is the Savior of the world, the Messiah. Many people say Jesus Christ as if that is His first and last name but that’s not actually how it should be written. It is actually, Jesus the Christ, the anointed Son of the living God. What was Jesus the Christ anointed to do?

      1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

      If you read the Greek, the phrase “to be” is not there so the actual scripture should read this way as it is translated in Young’s Literal Translation;

      1 John 4:14 And we — we have seen and do testify, that the Father hath sent the Son — Saviour of the world;

      This is what Jesus is, He is already the Savior of the world so to have faith in Jesus means that you must believe that He will accomplish the very thing that His name represents. How many Christians deny this? Christianity is one of the most popular religions in the world with an estimated 2.382 billion adherents and the majority of traditional believe that Jesus will fail at saving the world. If one doesn’t believe that Jesus will accomplish His mission commissioned by the Father how can one be baptized in Christ?

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      1. Thank you so much for taking your time and effort to explain that verse. I really appreciate it.

        I have said that I have faith in Jesus the Christ ( I do not believe that Christ is his last name 😉 ) because I believe He is the Son of God and the Saviour of the world. God has plan for mankind and we have to live according to His words. I do believe that God will accomplish everything He has set to do because He is the God Almighty and no one can stop it.

        I just started reading your papers and it really took me a bit of time to digest everything. The part where you said that God created Satan is the one I really have to read twice. I have to gather my thoughts because I got used to the belief that God cannot create evil because He is good. But it made sense when you mentioned Isaiah 45:5-7. And because God is perfect and good, He cannot do evil things; that’s where Satan will come into the picture. God as being all powerful has no limit of what He can do and no one can ask Him what is He doing? and the whole point that Satan is existed, someone must have created him as well.

        This did not make me question my faith and doubt GOD but instead it gave me a new perspective that strengthen my belief that GOD is truly in control.

        I will continue reading your papers, it’s really an eye opener! Keep up the good work!!

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      2. You are welcome and I know all to well how difficult it can be to believe certain truths when we have been indoctrinated by the church to believe whatever they tell us. If I may, what source of information led you to believing in the salvation of all? I’m just curious because it’s always nice to hear from someone that understands one of the most basic and fundamentals truths about God. I just responded to another person that still promotes the hell agenda even after everything I’ve written on this site. I don’t expect people to believe everything I say many will often argue with me about topics that I have already written about and explained in great detail. Case in point; the word eternal/everlasting. Neither of those words are scriptural words and I’ve written an entire paper on why they’re not but I still get people telling my about an eternal hell or even eternal life. They don’t understand and they don’t even try to understand. I know that my papers are extremely unorthodox which I believe to be a good thing but if you have any questions about anything I’ve written or you need me to expand on a subject please feel free to ask at any time. Thanks for your time.

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  7. The Bible has many verses saying Jesus as the savior of the world (mankind, sinners). Growing up as Catholic, then have joined (not baptized) studying with born again and then the Witnesses, I would say I have read the Bible (still reading it) and have exposed to different interpretations.

    Though I have realized, they may be different groups but they are all the same: claiming that they have the truth and the rest is doomed esp those who are not baptized or member of their organization.

    I really had a hard time dealing with this but one thing I have taken from my experience is keep my faith regardless. I believe that God has given us the Bible for us to read, examine, and apply it (2 Timothy 3:16). I admit, I do not have the great knowledge to know everything that is written in there (I may be wrong, but I pray that God will forgive me if I am). I just take comfort in the verse James 1:5 -änd if any of you do lack of wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him.” Jesus said “Seek and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7) so I am still seeking with the faith that God will guide me.

    Sorry for my spiritual journey story-telling. 🙂

    So John 3:16 and the “Romans Road” verses are the usual introductory verses for the born again groups when explaining salvation but knowing now, it’s just hand picked Bible verses to prep my mind into believing that God is selective in terms of salvation. Only now that I have realized that verse itself said how God loves mankind and He doesn’t want anyone to perish plus there are many stories in the old testament which demonstrates how compassionate and kind God is and the parables of Jesus. One that stuck on my mind is the parable of the Lost Sheep.

    I know, this is not much of an explanation to why I believe about the “salvation of all” and I cannot give much of the Bible references and the full explanation of it but I just go with what I understood the Bible is saying about God’s love for mankind, not only His people, Israel. He is also just so He can only give the righteous judgement to all.

    Your paper made me rethink everything about what I always believe, read the Bible with an open mind and give attention to what it is really written and examine it after.

    I am still in the process of reconciling everything, the things I’ve known for so long from the things I realized that I might have missed my mark. I haven’t gone to the part of your paper where you discuss God’s plan of salvation so I am reserving my questions once I get to it.

    Take care and be safe. Hope and pray you and your family are well.

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