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Today we continue our discussion about God and the nature of time. God exists within time, He is alive, eternally free, and inexhaustibly creative. The Bible describes God as being living, personal, relational, good, and loving. The story of the Bible shows God existing in sequence, changing, adapting, and responding to human action. He does so with infinite wisdom and competence.

Also if you're curious, here's the quote Dominic mentions on today's show...
“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness — they have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means — the only complete realist.” -C.S. Lewis

This drives home the point in Hebrews 5:8 which says, "though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered."

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Today's Resource: Predestination & Free Will Debate

P%26FW%20Debate.jpgBob Enyart vs. Brian Schwertly

Can God change? Does He change? Has God pre-planned all events? Is your life following a complete script, written before you were born? Has it been decided in advance which, if any, of your children will go to heaven or hell?