By definition, God cannot sin. But his Sovereign choice and Judgment can only be righteous: Romans 9:21. True or false?
Romans 9:21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?
- Bobby JimLv 711 months ago
True. God can do whatever He wants to provide salvation for anyone. He already knows whose name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
- Anonymous11 months ago
By reciting the rosary each day with care, a person can better know the true meanings of Bible verses.
- PaulLv 711 months ago
That is correct.
- miyuki & kyojinLv 711 months ago
He violate his own rules often at Bible.
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- PrincessLv 611 months ago
Interesting. Let me try that:
"By definition, Gandalf cannot sin. But his Sovereign choice and Judgment can only be righteous".
It's TRUE! Anyone can make up and write down ANYTHING if no one asks "can you prove that"?
- Annsan_In_HimLv 711 months ago
If you had just included a few verses further on, that would have linked in how God's righteousness 'works'. It explains how Gentiles sought the righteousness of faith. Sadly, the Jewish nation that had God's righteous law sought to obtain God's righteousness through law-keeping and failed. Why? Because God's law is so utterly sinless (perfect), no human can keep it (apart from the sinless Son of God, Jesus Christ.)
God's righteous law exposes all of us as unrighteous sinners. As Romans chapter 10 goes on to say, we have to submit ourselves to the righteousness of God, "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believes...For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
When we see how the righteousness of God was publicly displayed on the cross of Christ, then we understand Romans 9:21. The power of God unto salvation was demonstrated to the world, but the world couldn't see it (and still can't). Because the sinless Christ agreed to become sin and bear the punishment for all sin, then God could freely pardon those putting faith in Christ without violating His own law. His law states that all sin must be punished. Christ took that punishment. Now all who confess their sin to God and put faith in that means of having sins pardoned become vessels of honor. Previously, they were vessels fit for destruction as the wrath of God was due to them, for their sin. But faith that accepts the righteousness of God delivers from such wrath.
- MaryBlueLv 711 months ago
Yes. The bible also says:
"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands'?
- Climate RealistLv 711 months ago
If that was true, Jesus would never have died. If it was God's choice, He would not need blood to forgive sins.
- EddieJLv 711 months ago
Someone can be sovereign but that alone doesn't make their choices righteous.
But people can choose to accept that it's righteous by definition.
- PossumLv 711 months ago
A fictional character can do anything the author wants him/her to do.