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"The Basics of Shariah Law"
« on: October 31, 2010, 08:20:20 PM »
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Boykin encourages Americans to become better informed about Islam and Shariah law and discusses the basic conflicts between Shariah law and the US Constitution.
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Isaiah 48:18,Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

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Omniscience of God
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 09:31:23 AM »
While this may have been hashed over many times I am still left with some questions. Most of us hold that God is omniscient. However what we mean or understand by that varies and sometimes greatly. I hear some when speaking of God and Him being omniscient that He looks ahead and sees. What exactly does that mean? I would just like to know what some feel about this and what they hold as God being the omniscient God really means?
Isaiah 48:18,Oh that you had paid attention to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

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Re: Omniscience of God
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 04:20:37 PM »
The Lord knows the past, the present and the future. Time as we know it is not a limitation to him. He transcends our mortal understanding. Where were we when he laid the foundations of the earth?
"So then, stand firm and hold to the traditions :o which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter" (2 Thessalonians 2:15).

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Re: Omniscience of God
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 01:32:50 PM »
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The Lord knows the past, the present and the future. Time as we know it is not a limitation to him. He transcends our mortal understanding. Where were we when he laid the foundations of the earth?


This has always been fascinating to me.  God is also omnipotent, is He not?  Can an omnipotent God create human beings and truly give them the ability to choose freely?  If He created us knowing every choice we will make, are we truly free to make the choice?  Could it be that God sees the entire "maze" of our lives, if you will.  He knows every possible choice and where each choice leads, therefore, He is never surprised - He also has the ability to intervene and create the outcome which He desires?

I completely agree that "He transcends our mortal understanding".

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Re: Omniscience of God
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 07:24:49 AM »
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This has always been fascinating to me.  God is also omnipotent, is He not?  Can an omnipotent God create human beings and truly give them the ability to choose freely?  If He created us knowing every choice we will make, are we truly free to make the choice?  Could it be that God sees the entire "maze" of our lives, if you will.  He knows every possible choice and where each choice lead-, therefore, He is never surprised - He also has the ability to intervene and create the outcome which He desires?

I completely agree that "He transcends our mortal understanding".
I'm no expert on predestiny, but it seems as if those who are damned are such because of their own choices. Conversely, are those who are saved given help by God to be saved, without which they would be damned? Are those who go to hell given that same help?

For example, I was hell bound, but the Lord (or one of his helpers) reached out to me and prevented me from going all the way down into the pit. Did other people in hell receive the same kind of "reaching out" by God? I do not know.
"So then, stand firm and hold to the traditions :o which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter" (2 Thessalonians 2:15).

 

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