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Message Subject Metanoia: What does the word "repentance" really mean in the Bible?
Poster Handle Anonymous Coward
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Change your ways.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78007690

I'm going with God has to harden some hearts like He did to Pharaoh so he would not surrender before the appointed time.
Take this example, with the two witnesses doing things Moses would envy for a period of 3 1/2 years from Jerusalem and Jesus still has to kill 2/3 of all people on the planet as they are 'sinners'. 33% is a failing grade, their actual mission is to keep Satan from installing a false throne in Jerusalem until the few days they are in the grave. The false throne is the first victims of Satan's Babylon being melted by fire.
The coals from heaven prophecy that has o unfold before any trumps sounds would be the same event that Saul experienced. For 1/3 of the people they become as holy as Paul was and they survive the 7 vials so they are the very few that enter the Kingdom of God without needing to be resurrected.
 Quoting: Wayfaring Stranger

What on earth are you talking about? God hardened Pharaoh's heart because he hardened his heart first. The same thing happens now.

Romans 1

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

John 12

37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

2 Thess. 2
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

But anyone who wants to be saved can be saved. The choice is up to man, the free gift is offered to all freely.

Rev 22:17
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Calvinism teaches God pre-chooses who is saved and who is damned without any choice on man's part - That is a wicked false doctrine.
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