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September 24th, 2012, 05:47 PM
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I sometimes feel bad because I have faith and i think to myself in the case of dh, that maybe he wants to have faith but that his mind is not allowing him to believe it could be true. for instance, he thinks it's a nice story but doesn't believe it's more than that. He doesn't even feel he has to investigate further because he thinks it's that much of a fictional story.

I wonder if something about ME, how I was made, how I was wired, allowed for me to accept CHRIST and have faith more than my dh. I know my perasonality traits are much different than his.

If I have been able to believe then I feel bad because maybe the way certain people are created, or even raised, doesn't allow for them to have the same faith. I say allow loosely because I know GOD shows himself to everyone. I more or less mean that some simply are wired to be intellects and have large ego's so accepting something bigger than them is harder. I also know that there were tons of people in the bible, just like this, that were humbled and whose eyes were opened.

Do I believe because I chose to or do I believe and have faith because my feelings and thoughts, which I am not in control of, allowed me to?

It choice is free will then I could see that my wanting to know more and taking the steps was what got me saved. But, for someone who doesn't even experience the initial feeling to send them looking, this may never be the case.

Any thoughts?
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September 24th, 2012, 09:48 PM
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All the people saw Jesus perform the same miracles...the Jews, the Gentiles, the Pharisees, the Sadducees....but while some believed, others rejected openly. They were all given the same chances and saw the same works performed. They even witnessed Jesus raise the dead and responded that he was a demon possessed magician. Some are simply closed off to faith in God/Jesus. Whether they like it or accept it or even believe in Satan or not...HE (Satan) is their Father. Jesus even says to the Pharisees( in one of those passages from John I quoted in the other thread) "You are of your father, the devil." These were not "devil worshippers." They were the religious people of that time. They could quote the first five books of the Bible and believed it. Yet Jesus said their father was the devil. They didn't believe because they didn't want to. When Jesus hung on the cross between the two criminals, one mocked him and one proclaimed his belief in him. Both were presented with the same Jesus. The Bible talks a lot about "deaf ears"..."blinded eyes" and "hardened hearts." These are spiritual conditions...not physical. The disciples even asked Jesus one time why he spoke to the masses in parables instead of explaining things plainly and he told them because they were blind and deaf to the truth. God draws people through the Holy Spirit but we can always choose to reject that calling or make it known to God that we aren't even open to the idea of him. I can give verses tomorrow.
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