Questions for Christians

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1. Assuming that all one must do to be saved is believe, how does one really know that he/she believes if the heart is deceitful above all things? How can one know if he/she believes other than passing God's test for such in 1 John 5:2, 3.

2. How can one obey the command to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ in order to be saved, if he/she cannot obey the other commandments of God?

3. If belief is a gift in order to obey the commandment to believe on the Lord, why cannot God give a gift via grace power (Rom. 1:5) to obey all His other commandments?

4. Since two-thirds of the angels did not rebel and join Satan's mutiny, does that mean that it is indeed possible to overcome sin?

5. If Abraham had refused to offer up Isaac as a sacrifice, would Abraham had been counted the father of the faithful? Did Abraham's work of obedience prove his faith or belief in God?

6. Does true repentance include only a mere sorrow for sin and its consequences, or does it involve a ceasing of sinning? For example, could Satan have repented for the consequences of his actions, a mere sorrow for the consequences, and continued sinning and rebelling, allthewhile "believing," and still be saved? Or would genuine repentance on his part include ceasing of sinning--rebelling?

7. If creatures as intelligent as Satan and the fallen angels doubted God enough to rebel, what would prevent that occurrance again, if it is impossible not to sin, and to be so repentant for sin as to rather die than sin? If it is impossible not to sin, even after a demonstration of the evils of sin, what does glorification prove except that God could have glorified us in the beginning so that we would never sin, and could thereby have avoided this terrible experiment into sin and its results?

8. Since every knee will ultimately bow and acknowledge (believe) that God's way was right, why shouldn't everyone finally be saved if belief only is required?

9. If God can ultimately glorify people for believing only, while continuing in sin, how would that solve the sin problem?

10. If glorification is imputed and imparted to the individual sinner, why is God waiting to glorify people? If He is waiting to prove the consequences of sin, while it is impossible not to sin, what does this really achieve except to eventually glorify subjects that will be glorified while never having been able to deal with (overcome) sin? If the consequences of sin never makes humans hate sin to the point that they refuse to sin, and they are eventually glorified without achieving that degree of hate for sin, what would prevent sin from breaking out again?

11. If God is waiting to demonstrate the evil of sin to the universe, what does that prove if it is basically impossible for human creatures to ever not sin in this life? Why did not God arbitrarily glorify His human and angelic creatures in the first place and avoid any experimentation into the sin and sorrow process, if glorification of individuals who only believe and cannot overcome is possible?

12. What did Adam and Eve's disobedience prove? Did it prove that it is impossible for all human and angelic creatures to not sin? How would this relate to the two-thirds of the angels who did not sin?

13. Can God run a universe without laws? Can God run a universe without laws it is possible to obey?

14. Does glorification empower one to be able to keep God's laws? If so, why did He not "glorify" people in the first place?

15. Does glorification happen only to those who have proven they will choose to keep God's laws by the power of grace for obedience? Rom. 1:5.

16. If God can run a universe without laws, and subjects empowered to obey those laws, why didn't He do so in the first place?

17. If God could run a universe with subjects who "only believe" in Him, but cannot obey His commandments regarding the best welfare and interests of all subjects in His universe, why didn't He do so without the element of sin and its consequences?

18. If God is going to empower people to obey Him via glorification, why didn't He do so in the first place, without (before) sin and its consequences? Is God not all-wise? Did He make a mistake?