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Lost my glasses

I always wondered as a kid how some people could say "I lost my glasses." How do you lose them? They're on your face!

Well, today my glasses weren't on my face. I wanted to wear contacts because I was singing a solo in church (yes, I am vain enough to want to wear contacts when I'm standing up there), but we were running late this morning. So I threw the contact case in my purse, and put my contacts in after we got to church and I practiced my song. So, my glasses went into my purse, because I had nowhere else to put them.

Every time I took something out of my purse today, I had to move my glasses out of the way. "Good," I thought to myself, "they're still there."

Until we got home tonight. I'm about to take my contacts out, I open up my purse.... and no glasses. I emptied it out and they're not there. I must have taken them out at one point to get to something else....and then forgotten to put them back in.

I hope I left them at church so I can get them back. As it is, I will have to wear my contacts every day this week (I don't like wearing them to work), and that's going to slow down my morning routine significantly.

Of course, church today was all about the sovereignty of God - He has everything planned out before time. So I guess He planned for me to lose my glasses, and something about this situation will be for the good.

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lil_cherub March 26th, 2007
So free will in an illusion? Is there any way to rebel against the master plan? How would we know if we are successful, or if our rebellion is part of the plan? Can we tell if we made the right choice... when we really only had one choice available to us? In that case, we should all live without any regrets, since we really had no choice in the matter.

Without free will we are flawed in our design, since we are born to be sinners. If God is all powerful and can control us all, shouldn't we be saints?

nightskyre March 26th, 2007
"In that case, we should all live without any regrets, since we really had no choice in the matter."

No.

Romans 3:5-18
"But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? The God who inflicts wrath is not unrighteous, is He? (I am speaking in human terms.) May it never be! For otherwise, how will God judge the world? But if through my lie the truth of God abounded to His glory, why am I also still being judged as a sinner?
And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), "Let us do evil that good may come"? Their condemnation is just.
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin; as it is written,
'There is none righteous, not even one;
There is none who understands,
There is none who seeks for God;
All have turned aside, together they have become useless;
There is none who does good,
There is not even one.
Their throat is an open grave,
With their tongues they keep deceiving,
The poison of asps is under their lips;
Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness;
Their feet are swift to shed blood,
Destruction and misery are in their paths,
And the path of peace they have not known.
There is no fear of God before their eyes.'"

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"Without free will we are flawed in our design, since we are born to be sinners. If God is all powerful and can control us all, shouldn't we be saints?"

No.

We are not flawed in design, we became flawed because of the fall of Adam and Eve.

Further, you, as well as most of the world, don't understand the fact that God created us for His glory. As I mentioned somewhere else in these threads, if it pleased Him to cast us into the pit of fire, whatever He says goes. The entire world can boil down to "Because I(God) want to" if you want to think about it that way, I suppose.

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