My question is why would God create us if he knows if we are going to hell already. My supposition is that calvanism and armenianism are essentially the same since the both have a god that condemns people to hell either by decree or by mere creation since he already knew from tje “foundation” of the world.
Tim Anderson [11/25/2015 8:35 PM]
This verse comes to mind: “Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them” EX 10:1 (ESV)
It seems to me that answers to both questions are ones that the LORD prefers to keep hidden at this time (they are the secret things) See Deut. 29:29. One man’s opinion…
Ricky Grimsley [11/25/2015 9:01 PM]
I dont think they are hidden. I believe God tests us to learn. I believe god does not exhaustively know the future. I believe prophecy is god saying something will happen and then making it happen.
John Kissinger [11/26/2015 8:55 AM]
so just straight universalism eh? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/was-karl-barth-a-universalist/