Issues in Christianity

October 3, 2014
By ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran


The idea of free will has always seemed such a paradox to me. I have spent many sleepless nights lying in bed, wondering. Did God really give us free will?

 

I am a Christian. But to me so many things about Christianity make little or no sense. So I decided to do some research on the matter, and this is what I found.

 

Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

 

What I took this verse to mean is as follows. God knows us very well, he knows our innermost fears, desires, and thoughts. He knows how our conscience works, our level of empathy for people, animals, the environment, and this gives him the ability to make an incredibly educated guess about us.

 

However, this does not mean we are bound to what he thinks we will do. For example, have you ever read a book in which you feel you know the main character so completely that you can predict their every move? God is just like that. Except he knows all the characters in an even greater depth. Through this he can see situations that will arise, and how people will react to them.


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.king. SILVER said...
on Nov. 22 2014 at 7:59 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
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@A.A. Don't go around saying foul speech and cruel wishes.

.king. SILVER said...
on Nov. 22 2014 at 7:51 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
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@A.A. Who on earth are you to say that? You shouldn't go around saying foul speech and cruel wishes under an anonymous cloak deisguised as someone from a certain group, this is Teenink... not Lets-Spread-Seterotypes-Ink... pfft, why am I wasting my time saying this. ~You certainly are not a Muslim...may you be guided, Peace.

on Nov. 8 2014 at 10:56 pm
ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
17 articles 1 photo 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran

yes... but... *mind explodes*

on Nov. 6 2014 at 9:07 pm
PureDrawings BRONZE, Chandler, Arizona
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Whys that? Cant handle her underlined faith or the fact that with Christianity we are able to answer questions unlike muslims... IDK you  but i hope that one day you too will get to see light in Christ.  Your the reason why we preach.. because soles like you need saving..... Now rose you are right and wrong it also says in the bible that God knew u before u were in your mothers womb. God Knows each and every step u will take. It knew it from the start. Its his book he wrote ur just living it out. You were and always are in his hands and he watches over you with loving eyes.

on Oct. 19 2014 at 12:43 pm
ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
17 articles 1 photo 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran

hey......................

on Oct. 18 2014 at 9:58 pm
AlliNeedisMusic SILVER, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

when u want to talk reply to my comment  

AllahuAkbar said...
on Oct. 18 2014 at 9:45 pm
AllahuAkbar, Niggerville, New Mexico
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Bitches aint shit but hoes n trix

I hope you get beheaded by a muslim

on Oct. 14 2014 at 1:47 pm
ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
17 articles 1 photo 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran

Thank you!  

on Oct. 14 2014 at 12:04 am
SusanKwang SILVER, Elk Grove, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Seuss

This is so true. Such a great metaphor in the conclusion; it's a perfect comparison for God's knowledge of us. LOVE IT!!


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