Christians: “God chose people for salvation based on His foreknowledge where God looks into the future to see who would respond to the gospel message.”
That wouldn't make any sense. Why would we be put on Earth in the first place if this was the case?
Life is a test, and we have free will.
Foreknowledge doesn’t mean that God suspends our free will to make our choice for us. It just means that God has always known how WE will respond to His offer of Salvation through the Blood of Christ. ✟
I said yes so the app would increase my likeness to Christianity but I just learned about predestination and I say no
predestination is very flawed
Predestination is not flawed, but this statement is a rebuttal to Calvinist’s unconditional Election.
I was reading about the points earlier while in the library. I don’t understand this concept of Arminian theology, this sounds extremely Calvinistic
Calvinists, like myself, would fully oppose this statement because we don’t believe that God has to look through time to see if someone believes in God. Instead, we say that God foreknows who believes because he predestines who he regenerates.
What would be the purpose of a god creating us simply to have his elect already chosen and the rest damned?
I️ don’t think the purpose of Him creating people is going to vary from theological interpretations. He created people for His purpose.
Disagree. God knows, but that doesn't mean predetermined because we do have free will
I believe your explanation would lean more toward agreement.
Just because God knows doesn't mean God decided.
No, the questions is asking whether GOD only offers salvation to people who would accept. GOD knows, but he still requests it either way
Answering agree means that you believe that man chooses to accept or reject eternal salvation.
No, it doesnt. See my past comment
Are you familiar with Arminianism? If not, I would ask that you look it up. That’s a faster explanation than what I can supply at the moment. I’ll check back in later.
Well yes we do decide if we accept it or not. That doesn't guarantee it will be given, but we do need to accept it.
@Political "single" or double predestination?
It depends on what you mean by double predestination. I do not believe that God elects anyone to Hell. Instead, He leaves people in their unregenerate State. He does elect people to eternal salvation by saving people totally from their own sinful totally depraved state. Some misinterpret Romans 9:20-24 to effectively make God the author of sin when in reality Jeremiah shows that He hardens hearts by abandonment. You can see the same evidence in Romans 1.
I believe by choosing people He also not chooses the folks He doesn't choose. Therefore double predestination.
We must be careful to ensure that God leaves people in their totally depraved nature. We must not say that God predestined this nature, which then you run into God becoming the author of sin.
I clicked disagree because then people would be saved by grace through faith + "would be willingness"
Sounds like predestination, which I do not believe in.
It’s the opposite of predestination. Predestination means that God chose individuals unconditionally according to his will. This poll is the second point of Arminianism, which describes conditional election. The key difference is that Arminians believe that God looks through time to see who will believe in Christ, and as a result, elects those people to eternal salvation.
God gives everyone the choice to respond. He's given us free will, but he gives us all opportunity to seek and find the message/ salvation
It sounds too much like pre destiny
It’s actually the opposite of predestination.
No. Bad and unsupported theology. Such thinking has serious consequences.
I predict 78% agreement with this poll. I selected “disagree” because I affirm unconditional Election.
Woah...y’all are so unpredictable. My prediction is going to be way off.
Have you ever thought about applying for a job at fivethirtyeight.com ?
Ha! I’m about as bad at predictions as they are!
But really, more people probably agree with this poll than what they realize. Most Churches will teach some form of election, and their beliefs fit closely with this poll. This is just not a topic that many preachers preach on thoughZ
Yes, this would conditional election
Most people think this is predestination/election. And God choosing instead of us sounds very unarminian
Yeah - this is the opposite of predestination.