Listen for Their Voices Written by Joyce C. Lock
If we truly believe knowledge will pass away; why spend lives competing to know about God, think our training is omnipotent truth, and war over doctrinal differences - causing separation of company from those not like us? Brother against brother is a testimony lost people notice.
When standing before God, He won't be asking what we believe, how much we know, or even where we studied. Though, we are accountable for 'who' we believe ... gods or God.
With humorous intentions, a young teen expressed interest in having a T-shirt designed to read, “I only do what voices tell me to do.” “The children of this world are in their generation wiser than children of light,” Lu. 16:8.
Jesus said, “My sheep HEAR my voice ... and they follow me,” Jn. 10:27. “Be more ready to HEAR, than to give sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil,” Ec. 5:1.
PredestinationWritten by Joyce C. Lock
Predestination: some believe in it, some don't. Most enjoy debate of it and are left straddling fence because, at first glance, scripture seems to support both sides of issue (being almost contradictory).
Since we know all God's Holy Word must be truth, if any of it is at all, perhaps question that stems from issues of predestination is a result of one's difficulty in interpretation and Satan getting pleasure in dividing us (as author of confusion).
For those who have no idea what I'm writing about, question is, "Do we have a choice in our salvation and every decision in our life, or are we puppets completing a play God has predestined us to fulfill? Scripture bares no contradiction once understood.
From beginning of time, God (in His omnipotent powers) had ability to foresee, foreknow, and look into future. Every human was created by Him and He would love every one. Thus, even all earth would cry out there is a God, extending universal call to all that would receive. It was God's desire that no one would perish.