Originally Posted by Tyburn
You might be going through a Calvanist Stage....but I certainly am not
Love cant be forced, if its not free, its not Love. The only thing GOD chooses to do is give us the option.
I'm not going through a Calvinist stage. Predestination is not a Calvinist doctrine, it is a Biblical one. It predates John Calvin, it predates the New Testament, it even predates Moses. GOD chose the Israelites as His people before Abraham and his wife bore their first son. GOD didn't "choose to give them the option" to be His people because they hadn't even been born yet.
According to Paul, we were all chosen for salvation before GOD even created the universe. You may not like it, but you can't deny what the Bible says.