Question: “Will we have free will in heaven?”

Question: "Will we have free will in heaven?"

Answer: The fact that Adam and Eve had a choice to make in the Garden of Eden shows beyond all doubt that mankind was created with a free will. The first couple chose to sin, and that choice has plunged the entire world into spiritual darkness leading to our need of salvation. Through it all, mankind has retained his free will, and we will retain free will in heaven. Is it possible that people in heaven can exercise their free will to sin again and get kicked out of heaven? No, it is not possible.

To back up a bit, we need an acceptable definition of free will. We have free will, but not in the way most people think. Our freedom consists in the fact that we are free to choose according to our desires. As long as we have a minimum of two available options, we must make a choice, and we will always do so according to our strongest desire. But, in the case of a fallen sinner, he or she is not at liberty to choose according to righteousness. This is what Jesus means when He says that the one who sins “is a slave to sin” (John 8:34). This is not the language of “free will” as people typically think of it. The unregenerate person has a sinful nature; he is not just inclined to sin but driven by sinful impulses. It is perhaps helpful to say, “We are free to choose what we want but not free to want what we ought.” This greatly limits our “freedom” because the list of things we want (as sinners) coincides with whatever pleases our sinful impulses. Our choices are for things that will ultimately destroy us (Proverbs 14:12). As Paul says, “Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?” (Romans 7:24, NLT).

Comment: Today when a person is saved, he no longer has any desire to live a life of sin. Yes we all sin and fail.. but the saved Christian does not love or desire sin. Since that is in our re-created new nature, in heaven, we will never sin as we have no desire to sin at all..
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Lifeway Author Tony Evans Partners with Trinity-Denying Heretic T.D. Jakes for Promise Keepers Conference

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Lifeway Author Tony Evans Partners with Trinity-Denying Heretic T.D. Jakes for Promise Keepers Conference

July 9, 2020 News Division

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We don’t know why people don’t care that T.D is a Trinity denying heretic but with the number of conferences, he gets invited to apparently it mustn’t be a thing.

In this case, Promise Keepers 2020 has revealed blockbuster lineup of speakers for their 2020 virtual conference. It is headlined by Tony Evans and also features the Benham Brothers, John Gray, Bob Goff and Mark Batterson. It also features music From Michael W Smith and Phil Wickham.

https://pulpitandpen.org/2020/07/09/lifeway-author-tony-evans-partners-with-trinity-denying-heretic-t-d-jakes-for-promise-keepers-conference/

American Flag Deemed Offensive & Taken Down In Virginia

American Flag Deemed Offensive & Taken Down In Virginia

Signs of the Last Days® MinistryJuly 8, 2020News

An American flag was removed on Independence Day weekend from a construction site in Virginia after it was deemed a potential “target” for protesters. Protests in downtown Richmond are still taking place since the death of George Floyd, especially in Capitol Square where demonstrators gathered. The report says state officials felt that a giant American flag strung up on the … Read More

https://signsofthelastdays.org/american-flag-deemed-offensive-taken-down-in-virginia/

Cities & States Want You to Pay For Covid Fallout: Major Tax Increases Coming

Cities & States Want You to Pay For Covid Fallout: Major Tax Increases Coming

In the midst of such a bizarre and frightful socioeconomic crisis, the tax man is hurting too. Tax revenues at all levels of government have plummeted like never before and they will be coming for more of your money soon.

https://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=4159

New Netflix Series Features 9-Year-Old Transgender Character

New Netflix Series Features 9-Year-Old Transgender Character

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New Netflix Series Features 9-Year-Old Transgender Character

(ETH) – A new Netflix series will feature a 9-year-old transgender girl from Texas playing a transgender character in a reboot of the 1990s show “The Baby-Sitters Club” according to a report from Faithwire. According to the report,

The child was born male and named Joseph, where at 5 years old, the young Texas native’s parents insisted their child was actually a transgender girl and should be allowed to use the girls’ bathroom. The plot goes on with Joseph now identifying as a female and goes by the name Kai Shappley.

Faithwire went on to state that: “Shappley’s parents drew attention in 2016 when they got into a legal spat with the Pearland Independent School District, whose officials told the Shappleys their child would need to use the boys’ bathroom, the facilities that matched their child’s biological sex, KRIV-TV reported.”

https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/07/new-netflix-series-features-9-year-old-transgender-character/

A Reckoning Is Coming – This Is Not A Culture War It Is A Civil War

July 8, 2020

A Reckoning Is Coming – This Is Not A Culture War It Is A Civil War

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By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine

It has been dubbed a "culture war," where a variety of groups clash over their core beliefs, values and ideology.

No one dare call it a "political war," or next civil war, despite the fact liberals back one "culture" while conservatives back another. In fact when it comes to social issues there is not much these two core groups agree on, they are quite literally at war on nearly every topic.

When I say quite literally, I am talking about blood in the streets, children being shot in liberally run cities at an increasing rate. Those cities being some with the most stringent "gun control" laws in existence.

I am talking about rioting, in some places continuously.

I am talking about thugs being able to take control of entire portions of Seattle with the support of liberals across the country, including the MSM, and the Democrats running the city, with police abandoning the area and people being shot and murdered without law enforcement to step
https://allnewspipeline.com/A_Reckoning_Is_Coming_civil.php

The Beginning of the End of Whites in South Africa

The Beginning of the End of Whites in South Africa

White South Africans will be resilient to the end. Their only regret is the speed with which it now comes.

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“It’s been a rough month,” says Jess.

Coming from a one-man mountain with more shrapnel scars than most, things must be looking bleak in South Africa.

And it’s worse than any of us can imagine. Eighty-four farm attacks since lockdown began, twelve white farmers slaughtered from their land. The footage of the aftermath of one of the attacks circulating on Telegram and sent to me — too brutal to share. Only monsters could do such things to the elderly in their own homes.

As many of us celebrated the 4th of July this weekend, there were three murders in two days, one of them so unspeakably cruel that even those hardened to the news of torture of farmers by black gangs have found themselves white-knuckled at the speed of the horror.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/07/beginning-end-whites-south-africa-katie-hopkins/

The Enemies Of President Trump Are Attacking Him En Masse From Every Angle And On Every Level To Stop Him From Winning Reelection In November

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    The Enemies Of President Trump Are Attacking Him En Masse From Every Angle And On Every Level To Stop Him From Winning Reelection In November

    In the bible, the prophet Elijah went up against the 450 prophets of Baal, to say he was outnumbered is an understatement. The iconic scene listed for us there shows Elijah challenging the Baal followers to an altar lighting, fire-starter showdown, which if you think about it, contains a very high level of difficulty. But Elijah raised the stakes to near impossible by commanding that the altars be submerged in water as well. This is an excellent illustration of where President Trump is from now to November. A Trump victory will not be obtained at this point from simply a miracle being performed, like it was in 2016.
    July 9, 2020

https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/enemies-of-president-trump-are-attacking-him-en-masse-from-every-angle-level-to-stop-reelection-in-november-black-lives-matter/

Strange Noises In The Sky Happening Around The World

Strange Noises In The Sky Happening Around The World

Signs of the Last Days® MinistryJuly 7, 2020General

There have been strange noises happening up in the skies over planet earth that have been reported to the police and also to news agencies. Who have researched and reported on them saying that many of them seem to be bonafide but a mystery. The Anchorage Daily News reported this year how a loud noise in the sky had moved … Read More

https://signsofthelastdays.org/strange-noises-in-the-sky-happening-around-the-world/

Defund the Police? How About We Defund the Universities

Defund the Police? How About We Defund the Universities

Posted by Marsha West ∙ July 8, 2020 ∙ In OpinionDiversity, Education, Indoctrination, Liberalism, Marxism, Progressivism, Racism, Socialism, United States of America

“Happily, real courts overthrew many of the university injustices and rebuked universities for their practices. The imaginary systemic racism was “overcome” by providing special consideration and benefits for people of color, such as segregated dining, sleeping, socializing, and ceremonies, segregation being the new “human rights” of the ideological extremists. Unfortunately, no court or legislature has yet intervened to assess these practices.”

(Philip Carl Salzman – PJ Media) Our universities have nurtured and foisted on America and Canada an extreme radicalism that vilifies American and Canadian history, society, and culture…

https://christianresearchnetwork.org/2020/07/08/defund-the-police-how-about-we-defund-the-universities/

Satire: Kanye Selects Joel Osteen As Running Mate

Kanye Selects Joel Osteen As Running Mate
July 8th, 2020
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HOUSTON, TX—During a special live-streamed Lakewood Church service Sunday, Kanye West selected prosperity gospel preacher Joel Osteen as his running mate.

The duo has teamed up for special events and public appearances since West announced his recent conversion to Christianity, so it was a natural fit.

"I’m real happy for Mike Pence, and I’ma let him finish his term out, but Joel will be the best VP of all time!" West said. "He’s a great minister of the gospel and he’s really happy all the time. Kinda creepily happy, actually. Like, it’s pretty concerning."

Osteen’s campaign strategy is to tell the people what they want to hear, avoid the hard truths, and simply declare victory over the competition.

"This will be a positive campaign," he said. "I never go negative. I never even think negative thoughts. In fact, just saying the word ‘negative’ is making me feel icky. I need to go declare words of positivity over myself now. Money! Cars! Houses! Victory!"

https://babylonbee.com/news/kanye-selects-joel-osteen-as-running-mate

Lightning Apocalypse: 2 Dead in Pennsylvania and One in Georgia, 315 Deaths in India, More Than 300,000 Strikes in 24 Hours Over Australia – The Sky Is Going Crazy

Lightning Apocalypse: 2 Dead in Pennsylvania and One in Georgia, 315 Deaths in India, More Than 300,000 Strikes in 24 Hours Over Australia – The Sky Is Going Crazy

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Family walk ends tragically

A nine-year-old girl has died and her older sister is in the hospital after a lightning strike in Moultrie, Georgia on the 3rd of July.

The two sisters and their mom gathered under a wooden shelter to avoid the rain when the lightning struck a pine tree adjacent to them. The mother was not hurt. – WTXL

https://strangesounds.org/2020/07/lightning-apocalypse-pennsylvania-georgia-india-russia-australia-the-sky-is-going-crazy.html

American Flag Deemed Too Controversial, Taken Down From VA Construction Site

American Flag Deemed Too Controversial, Taken Down From VA Construction Site

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American Flag Deemed Too Controversial, Taken Down From VA Construction Site

(CBN) – Who would have ever believed we would have come to a time in America where the American Flag would become offensive to our own citizens? This is exactly what recently took place in Virginia recently, Where an American flag was removed on Independence Day weekend from a construction site in Virginia after it was deemed a potential “target” for protesters.

A variety of protests in downtown Richmond are still taking place since the death of George Floyd, especially in Capitol Square where demonstrators gathered last week to oppose new laws that went into effect on July 1. State officials felt that a giant American flag strung up on the new General Assembly building was a safety concern that could set off protesters.

Dena Potter, spokeswoman for Department of General Services said officials requested that the flag be taken down as a precaution. “Over the past month we’ve seen buildings and structures around Capitol Square vandalized and flags, dumpsters, a bus, and other items set ablaze during demonstrations around the city,” she said.

https://endtimeheadlines.org/2020/07/american-flag-deemed-too-controversial-taken-down-from-va-construction-site/

Does A Series Of “Mystery Explosions” Inside Iran Mean That The Next Big Middle East War Is About To Begin?

Does A Series Of “Mystery Explosions” Inside Iran Mean That The Next Big Middle East War Is About To Begin?

July 7, 2020 by Michael Snyder

Over the past several weeks, a series of “mystery explosions” has happened at very strategically sensitive locations inside Iran, and it has become obvious that what we are witnessing is not just a bunch of random accidents. For years, the Israeli government has pledged that the Iranians will never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons, and several of the sites where the mystery explosions have taken place have direct connections to Iran’s nuclear program. For example, there was a very large explosion at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility on July 2nd, and it is being reported that some officials believe that this explosion was caused by a “powerful bomb”. The following comes from the Jerusalem Post(Read More…)

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/does-a-series-of-mystery-explosions-inside-iran-mean-that-the-next-big-middle-east-war-is-about-to-begin

After sending 1000s of COVID patients into nursing homes, New York blames deaths on ‘infected staff’

After sending 1000s of COVID patients into nursing homes, New York blames deaths on ‘infected staff’

New York officials issue a report this week concluding that the high number of coronavirus deaths in state care facilities was the result of infected workers, not sick residents, spreading the contagion.

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/77388/after-sending-1000s-of-covid-patients-into-nursing-homes-new-york-blames-deaths-on-infected.html

The World Economic Forum Tells Us That The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Completely Merge Man And Machine With Implantable Technology

https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/world-economic-forum-fourth-industrial-revolution-will-merge-man-machine-with-implantable-technology/

Palestinians Furious at Discovering They are No Longer the Center of the Universe

Palestinians Furious at Discovering They are No Longer the Center of the Universe

Jul 8, 2020 10:00 am By Hugh Fitzgerald 1 Comment

For decades the Palestinians found that their “cause’ – that is, the destruction of the state of Israel and its replacement by an Arab “Palestine” – kept them at the center of the Arab World’s attention, and the object of its support and sympathy. But no longer. Mahmoud Abbas has been horrified to discover that […]

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2020/07/palestinians-furious-at-discovering-they-are-no-longer-the-center-of-the-universe

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1. Why are top Israeli political and military — plus top strategic planners — convinced that Israel must extend her sovereignty now?

Because they can see that America is in serious decline and cannot be depended upon to be a faithful ally in the future!

2. Using cyber-ware, Israel has destroyed much of Iran’s nuclear enrichment and research capability.

Now that Iran knows she is not capable of matching Israeli military competence, she will not directly come to the aid of any action initiated by the Palestinians.

3. Former Satanist, Doc Marquis, stated often that, when the time comes for the Illuminati to launch its final offensive against this Old Order, they will cause one disaster after another to rage against us.

* Russia Collusion Hoax

* Ukraine Traitor Hoax

* Impeachment of President Trump

* Coronavirus

Question: “What is eternal death?”

Question: "What is eternal death?"

Answer: In short, eternal death is the fate that awaits all people who ultimately reject God, reject the gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ, and remain in their sin and disobedience. Physical death is a one-time experience. Eternal death, on the other hand, is everlasting. It is a death that continues through eternity, a spiritual death that is experienced on a continual basis. Just as spiritual life, by grace through faith in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9) is everlasting life, eternal death is never-ending.

The most important question to be answered is “Does the Bible teach the doctrine of eternal death?” If the Bible doesn’t teach eternal death, then we can pack up and go home because there is no further debate on the issue. God’s Word, the Bible, is the infallible rule of faith and practice, and as such we must believe and teach only what it clearly teaches, and the Bible clearly teaches the doctrine of eternal death. We can point to several passages that explicitly state this, but for our purposes, only three will be needed, one from the Old Testament and two from the New.

• And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12:2 ESV)

• And [the wicked] will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. (Matthew 25:46 ESV)

• And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15 ESV). In verse 10, we are told that the Lake of Fire burns “forever and ever.”

All three of these passages (and more could have been added) have as their main context the scene of final judgment. In other words, when Christ returns, three things will occur: 1) The general resurrection of “the living and the dead”; 2) the final judgment; and 3) the inauguration of the eternal state. Each of these passages demonstrates that during the final judgment of all people, Jesus will separate the righteous from the wicked. The righteous will be ushered into the final state of glory, while the wicked will be sent to the lake of fire for eternal punishment and torment. Note too (particularly in the Daniel and Matthew passages) that the same adjective (“everlasting” or “eternal”) is used to modify both “life” and “punishment/contempt.” What is true about one (life) must be true about the other (punishment), that both are eternal and last forever.

Comment: Eternal death is simply separation from God for all eternity. There are 2 types of death… 1.. physical death… 2 Spiritual death which is separation from God. The lost will suffer death 1 and 2. The saved will suffer death 1 but some will go in the rapture and not die at all. And it all boils down to you to choose life or eternal death. We are saved by grace alone, by faith alone, in the Lord Jesus alone and totally apart from any works. So, admit you are a lost sinner and trust the Lord Jesus alone for eternal salvation. Make your choice and make it wisely.
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Extreme rainfall, destructive floods hit parts of western India

Extreme rainfall, destructive floods hit parts of western India

Posted by Julie Celestial on July 7, 2020 at 16:09 UTC (1 hour ago)
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Extreme rainfall, destructive floods hit parts of western India

Southwesterly monsoon has brought heavy rains and destructive flooding to parts of western India over the past days, resulting in two fatalities each in Gujarat and Karnataka. Numerous towns recorded more than 100 mm (4 inches) until Monday evening, July 6, 2020, while as many as 70 people were evacuated from the Saurashtra region where 17 dams started overflowing. Power was cut to at least 123 villages after 537 power lines were downed.

Extreme rainfall was reported in the state of Gujarat, in which the Devbhumi Dwarka District recorded 434 mm (17 inches) on July 5, with 292 mm (11 inches) falling between 12:30 to 14:30 UTC (18:00 to 20:00 LT), according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

https://watchers.news/2020/07/07/extreme-rainfall-destructive-floods-hit-parts-of-western-india/

Bethel Church Casts out Demon of Racism with Wizard Staff and Incantations

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Bethel Church Casts out Demon of Racism with Wizard Staff and Incantations

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Listeners of Bethel Church’s Transformation Now series were treated with a sight not usually seen when prophetess Marlene Barrett, in a bid to end racism within Bethel and the Ekklesia movement, whipped out a wizard staff- a sure sign that some tomfoolery was afoot. There, on stage, she led Bill Johnson and others through a ritual incantation to cast out the demon of racism by prophetically reenacting a scene from Lord of The Rings. No joke.

Calling the opportunity a “very powerful and prophetic act,” Apostle Ed Silvoso, the architect of “transformational Christianity” told the audience that “faith without works is dead” and lead them in a “work” to demonstrate their faith.

With the gang all gathered up on stage and for some good old fashion binding and loosing of the spirit of racism, one of the participants bring out what can only be described as a large, weathered staff, possibly a movie prop or a replica from the film.

https://pulpitandpen.org/2020/07/07/bethel-church-casts-out-demon-of-racism-with-wizard-staff-and-incantations/

Concerns raised over China’s plan to make coronavirus health tracking on smartphones permanent

Concerns raised over China’s plan to make coronavirus health tracking on smartphones permanent

07/06/2020 / By Franz Walker

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In response to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, China created a smartphone tool to trace and track the movement of potential coronavirus patients. Now, authorities are planning to make this tracking permanent, raising concerns in a country where personal privacy was once said to be an afterthought.

Over the weekend, anger spread across Chinese social media sites following an announcement that officials in the eastern city of Hangzhou could create a permanent version of a smartphone-based health-rating system initially developed to help fight the coronavirus. The announcement led some internet users to accuse the city of exploiting the pandemic to expand state monitoring of residents.

https://glitch.news/2020-07-06-concerns-raised-making-coronavirus-trackers-permanent.html

Disney Celebrates Pride Month, Donates $100K to ‘Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network’

Disney Celebrates Pride Month, Donates $100K to ‘Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network’

Posted by Marsha West ∙ July 7, 2020 ∙ In NewsCulture Clash, Discernment, Entertainment, Evil, Family, LGBT, New Age Movement, Occult-Sorcery, Progressivism

The powers that be at Disney are far Left zealots who are fiercely anti-Christian. Over the years the company has been pushing New Age themes and their progressive political views on impressionable children. Disney television and film productions encourage sorcery, witchcraft, wizardry, necromancy, feminism, radical environmentalism, social justice, class warfare plus the LGBTQ agenda. Disney’s aim is to indoctrinate youngsters with a message they want to send which is decidedly liberal. Ever notice the recurring theme in Disney films: White males are inferior, bungling nitwits, unkind and mean, while women are smart, brave, problem solvers, kind and loving. Biased gender role-modeling, anyone?

Keeping this background in mind, here’s the report: Continue reading →

https://christianresearchnetwork.org/2020/07/07/disney-celebrates-pride-month-donates-100k-to-gay-lesbian-straight-education-network/