We're all in this together.
Keep your stick on the ice.
The only way someone "wants" to be in the presence of the Lord is if the Lord draws them (John 6:44 - No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.)So, if someone is truly drawn to God, we should not reject that person. For more information check out this blog:Musings of a MaverickOnce in a while, I have something good to say too. It can be read here.Thinking at Doe Valley
No, we can't. That is not our right. However, if there are signs that they were an apostate (meaning they stated that they were a Christian, then renounced Christ freely) we can deny them all positions of authority and should, as chances are they are still going to hell.
The key here is our desire and God's. Scripture makes it clear that God desires the salvation of every person on this earth (see 2Peter 3:8-10). At the same time, He allows us to have free will and invites us to seek Him (Matthew 7:7). He could force our hand, but then we would be no better than robots, having no choice in the matter. God isn't interested in having robots as His children and disciples. He wants lovers and friends.By the way Roland, can you send me an email from your new email account? I still have only the old one and do not wish to be lost in the transition.
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