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» In 1 Peter 2:8 it is written: "They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for." It seems that this means some people were destined to disobey God's Word, therefore leading to damnation. So, it seems this part of Scripture supports the doctrine of double predestination. On the other hand, God's Word tells us that He wants all people to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). God's Word cannot contradict itself, so how should 1 Peter 2:8 be understood? Thank you and God bless your faithful responses to all these questions!
» I have a struggle as a parent. I, like Paul, find myself doing what I do not want to do and not doing what I want to do. I find complete forgiveness and love in Christ. When I fail I run to the cross. In his forgiveness I strive to live each day better than the day before. Sometimes I do, but often I fail. The struggle I have is feeling guilt over the consequences of my sins on my family. I tend to get stressed out and lose it with my children. Often I lack the patience I should be displaying and my children need. We have a large family, so often there is conflict taking place within it. I know I am forgiven for the time I act out of anger or frustration, but I also realize that this behavior may leave lasting marks on my children's mental health. I find myself praying this prayer, "Lord, help these children turn out well, despite my parenting mistakes." I know my sin is forgiven, but how can I find comfort when dealing with the earthly consequences of sin?
» Is it permissible for a WELS pastor to marry a couple in a non-WELS church?
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