So would you presuppose that God is reasonable, logical and real?
Do you agree that evidence of God is to be found through observing nature?
Do you believe that God can ever be known personally?
I would maintain that God is personal to me, but if you asked me how I know that it is God, I could only say that I have to start by presupposing God to have some attributes such as Love, Intelligence, and Consistency.
At EvC, I have observed that many of your critics assert that you do not know the Spirit of God...that you seemingly have no clue what the impartation of the Spirit is.
I know that you will ask me what that means, and I wish that God would impart a quick answer to me!
Basically, some folks believe that humanity is aware of God but that some of us have become more enlightened by accepting God into our hearts and minds. The argument would then be that only those who have this spirit of God become sons of God, while the rest of the folks are left out in the cold.
I used to believe this dogma until I realized that the ones who were supposed to have the importation of exclusivity had no better insight or revelation than anyone else.
My question: Why do you believe that a God who chose only some of the people (or who foreknew that only some would choose)would thus be an evil God?
Well, I suppose that If God exists in the eternal past, the immediate present, and the future, He will have to know what I will eventually think! Some folks say that He does not know since we have not yet decided...
Although unknowing of the future, God has predictive (anticipatory) foreknowledge of the future through his intimate knowledge of each individual. As such, he is able to anticipate the future, yet remains fluid to respond and react to prayer and decisions made either contrary or advantageous to His plan or presuppositions.
This is taken from this link....and yes, I am still thinking about my beliefs even as I talk with you. I have not yet concluded what exactly I believe. But...for the purpose of this question, God does ultimately know what I will eventually decide. (I believe)
I don't know. I'm not God. But my belief is that if there is such a place as Hell and if hell was never created for humans but only for fallen angels or reprobate mentalities, I would imagine that if a person died today with a reprobate mentality they would end up in Hell....however, God always has veto power.
If we believe that everyone is saved initially by Gods Grace, the Satanist would not have to jump through theological hoops...they would have to acknowledge God as sovereign over their free will, however.
Also, I couldn't imagine a Satanist doing their best by idolizing Satan and all that that belief traditionally stands for.
Who am I to judge, however?
I suppose that Gods Grace could extend to anyone and everyone.