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spurgie-cousin · a day ago
So if god has already predetermined if we go to heaven or hell, what we do on earth doesnt matter so can we just do whatever we want? genuine question, this is so far away from what I grew up hearing about in church, we were a 'our actions determine our fates' group
Samesies, I was not raised with that particular ideology and it’s hard for me to wrap my head around. My most basic understanding of why people argue for predestination is that God is all-knowing and omnipresent in time, so it’s impossible for a human to make a decision or choice God is not already aware of. In that vein, he inherently knows whether the sum of our life choices will lead us to heaven or hell before we make them.  
There’s a ton of different versions of predestination and a bunch of interweaving with the idea of free will depending on the type of Christianity (I understand the Catholic version most because I read some Thomas Aquinas every now and then):
So here are a few versions I’m aware of (not sure where Jeremy falls):
1. God has chosen the people who will go to heaven and be damned. In some versions of this it’s everyone, in most others, there’s a reference to ‘some’ people being chosen, usually for damnation, which frankly, I don’t understand. This is more Calvinist than anything else and is referred to as “double predestination”. There is lots of ethical debate over it obviously. Edit: it’s also worth noting that humans can’t know who is predestined to where during their lifetimes which is why you still have to do good.
2. God has predestined some will attain heaven (saints, really good people, etc) but does not predestine who is going to hell, which is kind of where the interweaving of free will comes into play. This one is mostly Catholic theology easier to wrap my head around since the bible talks about both free will and predestination.
3. And Mormons have a similar belief called foreordination which is like predestination in the sense that god chooses those who he believes will attain heaven before they are born, but during their life, they have the ability to decide whether they want to follow god’s calling for them or turn away from it (be damned).  
Like I mentioned it all gets very confusing for me because my church was closer to the fundamentalist Christian theology and taught the opposite, so the Calvinist explanation especially is hard for me to understand. If you have any additional information/experience with that concept especially, feel free to tack it on. 
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toastpiercer · 3 days ago
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okay so here’s the thing.... i lowkey feel like the whole point of garaks arc and character is that he Is forgiven. not exonerated, since he actually did do the terrible things he’s accused of, but he repents and changes and is eventually forgiven, that is to say, brought back into the fold of society on the station. even kira has formed a profound and close emotional bond with him by the end. i’m not sure you can see them clutching each other, practically spooning, and laughing together in a life or death situation and conclude that they haven’t become truly important to each other. i don’t really understand the takes like, “obviously kira could never forgive him and should never forgive him” when that’s actually the opposite of what we see on the screên. besides, she herself was a terrorist who murdered children and civilians during the war, and afterwards victim-blamed bajoran sex slaves as collaborators INCLUDING her OWN MOTHER... do we all think all that was justified? mysterious ethical standard in operation here imho
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max-rainet · 5 days ago
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vbc66 · 6 days ago
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Bible Study Exercise: Five Words
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tomas-nau-official · 6 days ago
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remove add/adhd from dsm and put being a grind/overly Ambitious in the dsm imo
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battleforgodstruth · 7 days ago
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God Wants all People to be Saved - John Calvin Sermon 1 Timothy 2:3-5
God Wants all People to be Saved – John Calvin Sermon 1 Timothy 2:3-5
“This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus” 1 Timothy 2:3-5 God Wants all People to be Saved – John Calvin Sermon 1 Timothy 2:3-5 “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who wants all people…
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battleforgodstruth · 9 days ago
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In every Place the Men should Pray - John Calvin
In every Place the Men should Pray – John Calvin
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting (1 Timothy 2:8) In every Place the Men should Pray – John Calvin John Calvin – (1509-1564) French reformer and theologian At the age of 14 Calvin went to Paris to study at the College de Marche in preparation for university study. His studies consisted of seven subjects: grammar, rhetoric, logic,…
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cartoonsun · 10 days ago
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my brother is an atheist studying to be a history professor who hates religion and I’m a pagan who does divination for a living and our favorite collective hobby is shitting on calvinism 
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thebrisingamen · 12 days ago
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Everyone says they'd go back in time to murder Hitler
Me, an intellectual: I'll go back in time to murder John Calvin, that raggedy bitch
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elbiotipo · 18 days ago
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yanquis be like "haha catholics are full of guilt lmao" and then be like "IF YOU EVER DID OR CONSUMED A BAD THING ONCE YOU NEED TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE REDEEMING FOR IT AND WE WON'T ACCEPT YOUR APOLOGIES FOR IT BECAUSE YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE TAINTED FOREVER ALREADY"
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quattuor-novissima · 20 days ago
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Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
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Saint Fidelis was born Mark Roy or Rey in 1577, in Sigmaringen, a town in modern-day Germany. Roy earned his degree at Freiburg University and subsequently taught philosophy there before earning the degree of Doctor of Law. During his time as a student he did not drink, wore a hair-shirt, and was known for his modesty, meekness, and chastity. He came to be known as the 'poor man's lawyer'. He scrupulously forbore all invectives, detractions, and whatever might affect the reputation of any adversary. Disenchanted with the evils associated with his profession, he determined to join his brother George as a member of the Capuchin friars.
As soon as Fidelis finished his course of theology, he was immediately employed in preaching and in hearing confessions. He became guardian of the Capuchin friary in Weltkirchen, Feldkirch, (in present-day Austria). During a severe epidemic in a city, Fidelis cared for and cured many sick soldiers. Many residents of the town and neighboring places were reformed by his zealous labors, and several Calvinists were converted. The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith commissioned Fidelis to preach in the Graubünden region of eastern Switzerland. Eight other Capuchin friars were to be his assistants, and they labored in this mission under his direction.
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The Calvinists of that territory, being incensed at his success in converting their brethren, loudly threatened Fidelis' life, and he prepared himself for martyrdom. Ralph de Salis and another Calvinist gentleman were both converted by his missionary efforts. Fidelis and his companions entered into Prättigau, a small district of Graubünden, in 1622, on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6. The effects of his ardent zeal enraged the Calvinists in that province.
On April 24, 1622, Fidelis made his confession, celebrated Mass and then preached at Grüsch. At the end of his sermon, which he had delivered with more than ordinary zeal, he stood silent all of a sudden, with his eyes fixed upon Heaven, in ecstasy. He foretold his death to several persons in the clearest terms, and began signing his letters, "P. Fidelis, prope diem esca vermium" ("Father Fidelis, in days ahead to become food for worms"). After the service at Grüsch he and several companions traveled to Seewis. His companions noted that he was particularly cheerful.
On April 24, in a campaign organized by the Habsburgs, Fidelis was preaching under protection of some Austrian imperial soldiers in the Church at Seewis with the aim of reconverting the people of Seewis to Catholicism. During the sermon, his listeners were called "to arms" by the Calvinist agitators outside. Fidelis was persuaded to immediately flee with the Austrian troops out of Seewis, which he did, but then returned alone to Grüsch. On his way back he was confronted by 20 Calvinist soldiers who demanded that he renounce the Catholic faith, and when he refused, they murdered him.
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church-history · 21 days ago
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St Fidelis - Martyr
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Feast day: April 24th
Patronage: lawyers, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Franciscan Capuchin martyr. He was born Mark Rey is Sigmaringen, Germany, in 1577. A practicing lawyer, he traveled across Europe as a tutor to aristocrats but then started defending the poor. In 1612, he became a Franciscan Capuchin monk, taking the name of Fidelis. A missionary to Grisons, Switzerland, Fidelis was so successful that local Calvinist Protestants claimed that he was a spy for the Austrian Emperor. Fidelis was stabbed to death in a church in Seewis. He was canonized by Pope Benedict XIV. Fidelis served also as the head of the Congregation for the Spreading of the Faith. 
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From Grüsch he went to preach at Seewis, where, with great energy, he exhorted the Catholics to constancy in the faith. After a Calvinist had discharged his musket at him in the Church, the Catholics entreated him to leave the place. He answered that death was his gain and his joy, and that he was ready to lay down his life in God's cause. On his road back to Grüsch, he met twenty Calvinist soldiers with a minister at their head. They called him a false prophet, and urged him to embrace their sect. He answered: "I am sent to you to confute, not to embrace your heresy. The Catholic religion is the faith of all ages, I fear not death." One of them beat him down to the ground by a stroke on the head with his backsword. Fidelis rose again on his knees, and stretching forth his arms in the form of a cross, said with a feeble voice "Pardon my enemies, O Lord: blinded by passion they know not what they do. Lord Jesus, have mercy on me. Mary, Mother of God, succor me!." Another sword stroke clove his skull, and he fell to the ground and lay in a pool of his own blood. The soldiers, not content with this, added many stab wounds to his body with their long knives, and hacked-off his left leg, as they said, to punish him for his many journeys into those parts to preach to them.
Saint Fidelis pray for us.
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superbdonutpoetry · 25 days ago
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Understanding 28ers Line of Reasoning Is Important In Order To Refute Them
Some of the pertinent verses 28ers choose to ignore. (Their philosophy states that Paul no longer went to the Jews in his prison epistles, only exclusively to what they refer to as the “far off Gentiles” who “weren’t high” like the “Greeks” in Paul’s Acts epistles were…. But Acts 18 – 20 depicts Paul’s final missionary journey, and sees him in Ephesus preaching in the synagogues. Acts 18:19And…
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superbdonutpoetry · 28 days ago
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When All Doesn't Mean All
When All Doesn’t Mean All
When one believes all one’s sins were unconditionally forgiven at the cross. Except one sin, that is~ unbelief. Even though one’s sins have all been forgiven (bar one), one can still land up in hell… So can someone please explain what the point is of having all one’s sins unconditionally forgiven if one stands a 99% chance of landing up in hell because of one sin which was supposedly forgiven…
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superbdonutpoetry · 29 days ago
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Let The Truth Be Known
A load of drivel and religious rhetoric wrapped up in ‘kindness, love and graciousness’, akin to what one would see in a soap opera ~ skin deep and shallow, and also a grievous wolf to boot, the epitome of someone who uses good words and fair speeches . Acts 20:29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. “It is indeed indicative of…
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ngomaneposts · a month ago
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Reformed Theology Part I: Reformed Principles
Some people tent to associate, even define reformed theology with mere Calvinism. It is true, Calvinism is part of reformed theology, but it does not exhaust it. This begs a question, what is reformed theology? In answering this question, the following articles, do not intend to offer an exhaustive definition of reformed theology nor do I intend to offer a detailed exposition of each tenet of the…
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milfkarlmarx · a month ago
So you’re saying when Qymaen jai Sheelal became a cyborg he basically freed himself from Space Calvinism
well no cause hes kind of still a guy in there right like theres a lotta metal but it aint beskar! so hes still got as much free will as anyone, even less so honestly because of sheevs schemes my man has gone thru a lot™ and hes kind of just a weapon of incredible destruction at this point
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apenitentialprayer · a month ago
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I saw someone post that the logical extreme of Calvinism is universalism; if God desires everyone to be saved, and people are saved through irresitable grace, then everyone is saved. Someone replied by stating that God’s desire is not the same as His will. And... I am confused. Any Reformed Protestants want to comment?
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