I’m struggling with the ideas of foreknowledge and free will

Question: Thank you for all your articles and answers. They are beneficial. I have recently been struggling very much with the idea of foreknowledge and free will. I have always believed that we have free will and that God can simply use whatever our decisions are to accomplish his will. However, there are a few…

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God Revealed

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Revelation 15:1-6   I.         In the beginning, Adam and Eve had fellowship with God             A.        God directly interacted with His creation – Genesis 2:15-22             B.        He walked in the garden – Genesis 3:8             C.        But they had sinned and that sin – separated them from God – Genesis 3:22-24             D.        That has remained true -…

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Characteristics of the Spiritually Minded

by Jefferson David Tant Do you know anyone who is spiritually minded? This is someone who is more than being merely religious … more than having been baptized … more than attending services regularly … more than giving liberally. A person may do all of this and still not be spiritually minded, for Paul wrote…

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God’s Providence

by Ken Green J. W. McGarvey, the great Restoration preacher and scholar of the 19th century, published two sermons on providence. One was based on the Genesis account of Joseph. The other was based on the book of Esther. Both narratives are permeated with the amazing and mysterious providence of God. The dictionary defines providence…

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God Provides

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 12:22-31   I.         Imagine having an illness that left you unable to move on your own             A.        Suffering with this disease for 38 years! – John 5:5-7             B.        And then a stranger comes up and cures your disease – John 5:8-9             C.        No longer weak, no longer dependent!             D.        The Jews accused Jesus of…

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Kicking Against the Goads

by Whit Sasser A goad is an animal prod — a stick that is jabbed into the hind section of, say a plowing ox, to stimulate better forward movement. Almost instinctively, the animal may be aggravated by the prodding goad and kick against it. People can be the same way. In a figurative sense, people…

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Why Pray for the Sick?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         We have talked about the purpose of miracles earlier             A.        Purpose                         1.         To reveal the truth – John 16:13                         2.         To confirm the truth                                     a.         Heb. 2:3-4 – God shows his agreement with the speaker                                     b.         Mk 16:20 – Confirmed the word spoken                                     c.         Acts 2:22 – Jesus was attested by God through miracles                         3.         Miracles were not…

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The Providence of God

by Thomas Thornhill Anyone who studies the Bible carefully comes face to face with the providence of God. His hand is seen in events that unfold throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. If one really believes the Bible one will also believe in the providence of God. Yet, many who see God’s hand in…

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