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  1. Condolences to Young and his family. AC/DC is one of the most fun bands ever. I've been listening to some Jpop.
  2. Point 1: I take Jesus at his word when he says: in John 14:28 "The father is greater than I." Also Jesus came to do his Father's will not his own in Luke 22:42. Point 2: He died for our sins so we may have everlasting life. Jesus says in Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." Pslams 37:29 also talks about inheriting the land and dwelling forever upon it. Revelation 21:1 talks about a new heaven and earth. So God has a purpose for both the heavens and the earth. Point 3: Agree. A scripture to ponder: John 15: 18.19.
  3. TrueMetis, Your comment gets right to the heart of a really important matter. Predestination vs. Free Will. Also in there is Accountability. Definitions to be clear: Predestination: Divine foreordaining of all that will happen, especially with regard to salvation of some and not others. Free Will: The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one's own discretion. Accountability: An obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions. So with those definitions out of the way a couple questions. Do you believe that we have free will? Do you believe that we should be held accountable for our actions? To your others responses: I never said that Satan had power over God. I said God is allowing Satan to influence the world. We can resist influence from Satan. How can we do that? Follow God's word the Bible. As far as killing or more accurately murder: Exodus 20:13 says "You shalt not murder." That is one of many commandments God gave to man. Do you think God is bound by the same laws as man? Do you think God has a right to kill the wicked? There is a really famous passage that has Abraham asking God if there were righteous people in a town would God spare it for their sake. The account can be read at Genesis Ch.18.
  4. God made Adam perfect. Adam also knew right from wrong. He knew eating from the tree in the middle of the garden was wrong. God allowed Adam everything except one thing to show obedience to God. Eternal life in paradise was what Adam had. He chose to reject it of his own free will. He was saying "God I don't need you. I can do what I want." Satan rebelled against God. He wanted to be like God and tempted Eve with the very thing Satan wanted. We inherited sin from Adam. We were now imperfect. The angels in Heaven are looking at the situation and wondering if Satan is right. God 's authority was challenged. So God allowed Satan to influence angels and mankind. God also said if Adam disobeyed he would die. Sin brings about death. It says in the Bible "the wages of sin are death." Satan is the one in control of this world now. 1John 5:19. The good news is that won't always be the case. As far as the genocides in the old testament. God made a covenant with Israel to protect them. More importantly God promised Abraham that the means of salvation would go through his line. When anyone came against Israel God intervened to keep his promise. God's promise now is anyone exercising faith in Jesus will have everlasting life. The chief two commandments now are to love your God with your whole being and to love others as yourself. All the laws hang on those two commandments. So obviously killing of any kind is unjustified and anyone doing so is not doing God's will.
  5. I love Erikson's Bauchlain and Korbal Broach stuff. I just got the latest one Fiends of Nightmaria on my TBR pile. Glad to hear he is starting the Toblakai trilogy. As far as Gardens of the Moon, I loved it right from the start. It sags a bit in the middle but the first third and last third are great. Deadhouse Gates is fantastic and really begins the multiple books in one book feel. House of Chains has a Karsa Orlong book inside the larger narrative involving the Malazan.