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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014 2:20 p.m. MST

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Twin Lights
Louisville, KY


I will leave to another day the issue of whether we are all God’s children or not (obviously I believe we are).

But as to whether we are predestined to salvation or wrath, how do we reconcile this with a merciful, tender God?

If he created us to be perpetually punished, then isn’t he responsible for that? Why should I suffer (or enjoy eternal bliss for that matter) for something he chooses and which I had no control over?

Imagine a father and mother having children with the express purpose of torturing some for the rest of their lives. Would they be worthy parents?

If we are just creations, then imagine a dog breeder who bred some puppies to be tortured. Would that person be moral?

I am sorry but predestination makes God out to be a villain – someone I could never follow. His commitment to choice and accountability with a super heavy dose of mercy and love make him worthy of his title and our love.

reno, NV

This is the problem... Today's doctrine will inevitably become tomorrows opinion

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