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John Yurich USA wrote: How arrogant can anybody be to categorically state that I am not saved? Just because I attend the RCC doesn't automatically mean that I am not saved. If I embraced Jesus as my Savior and trust in Him alone for salvation then according to the Bible I saved. Attending church is important to worship Jesus as God but it is not required for entering Heaven upon ones demise. I am gradually becoming not so shy as the result of attending school to learn the Microsoft Office Suite. But I still think it is not that important to fellowship with individuals at church.
Ignorant to assume that no one can tell whether someone is saved or not. There are many things that will be evident in the lives of those who are saved, otherwise they would be no different to worldlings stupid.
In your case none of those evident signs are present, ergo you're not saved!
John UK wrote: I think it is a problem with terminlogy bro. Is God "in control" or is God "controlling"? Is he "all powerful" or does he exert all his power all the time? Does his active will and passive will make him the one responsible for all events? But then the scripture tells us not to hold God responsible for acts of sin.
Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Mike wrote: God is sovereign. No one is arguing against that. But consider what sovereignty is- an issue of authority. This means he may decree whatever he wills, answerable to no one. Now suppose he decrees that man shall have free will in the context of man's sojourn on Earth. Does he not have the sovereign right to do so? Has he lost control thru his decree? No, he confirms it.
Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
1Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.