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The bible states many different opinions and facts on predestination I say facts because that is what one is led to believe that the bible teaches In one area the bible says that a certain number was chosen at the start and that the number will neither increase nor decrease Yet in another section it states that god chose all and man chooses his fate although god already knows it Certain people become utterly and totally confused by these contradictions I was one of them until I fashioned my own judgement and beliefs on the subject I believe that everyone was predestined before they were born and that some people were predestined to go to hell Although many people dislike this harsh thought one must question if it wasnt this way then why would such a loving god create a hell or for that matter give us free will It seems a bit sadistic in the sense that he created certain ones to suffer The bible also states that god is a merciful god and doesnt like to see his children suffer This also creates controversy in that it totally disproves the theory that I had taken to Which is a theory that many have long since related to But if the bible says that there is a hell and that god is a loving god than how are we to believe that either a hell exists or he is merciful one simply cannot believe both Both ideas completely contradict each other yet many Christians share the same beliefs yet each has an equal faith The bible states that those who were chosen will forever be in his glory It also mentions universal salvation in terms of god bestowing his love and forgiveness on all of us But I ask how can universal salvation exist if the bible says itself that god chose a certain number of people to be his own I do not
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