EPHESIANS 1:4: Being “Chosen” raises the question of election or predestination. “Before the foundation of the world” means what? Are some chosen (predestined) to eternal salvation and others to eternal condemnation? Foreknowledge, predestination, foreordained, being chosen and more are explained.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? Why Has God Allowed Suffering and Evil? Why God, Why?

Find biblical answers to such questions as Is God responsible for everything? Why is life so unfair? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why Does God allow the strong and powerful to oppress the weak? Why has God permitted wickedness and suffering? Why would an all-powerful, all-loving, righteous God order the Israelites to slaughter men, women, and children? How could Satan, Adam, and Eve have sinned if they were perfect? Does God tempt us? Does God step in and solve our problems if we are faithful? Are there such things as absolutes? (If I do A, will I absolutely get B?) Is foreknowledge compatible with free will? Do you have a guardian angel?


The Christians in Thessalonica were urged to adhere to what they had been taught. This passage can furnish no authority for holding the teachings which have come down from church leaders. No one should ever refer to themselves as a Calvinist, an Arminian, a Lutheran, a Wesleyan, and so on. You're either a Christian or you are not.

Is Foreknowledge Compatible with Free Will?

How do Predestination and Foreknowledge Differ? First, we will offer how the secular sources would define the words, which is really what the populace believes. Second, we will see what the Scriptures say about the original language words and how they are to be understood as to groups (e.g., the Israelites) and individuals (e.g., Samson, Jeremiah,... Continue Reading →

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