Is God Outside of Time or Inside of Time? Biblical Answer

Time is understood as duration or sequence of events.

All action takes place in time, as all action has a cause and effect which is a before and an after.

So if God were outside of time, He would not be able to do anything at all.

They say, “God created time.” Oh really? Where did He find the time to do that?

God created the measure of time when He created the solar system and the seasons, but the experience of duration is an attribute of His own existence and consciousness.

God is eternal and He didn’t create His attribute of eternalness. And eternity is not timelessness but endless time.

The Bible also says God has emotions and can be provoked to angry, provoked to wrath, provoked to jealousy, can turn from His wrath, can rejoice, etc.

All change must take place in time, so if God were outside of time He couldn’t experience change in emotions – like being provoked to anger and jealousy as the Bible says He does.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? 

* God is said to have repented (changed His mind) multiple times in the Bible: Gen. 6:6-7; Ex. 32:12-14; Num. 23:19; Deut. 32:36; Judges 2:18; 1 Sam. 15:11, 15:29, 15:35; 2Sam. 24:16; Ps. 90:13, 106:45, 110:4, 135:14; Jer. 4:28, 15:6, 18:8, 18:10, 20:16, 26:3, 26:13, 26:19, 42:10, Eze. 24:14, Hos. 11:8, 13:14; Joel 1:13-14; Amos 7:3, 7:6; Jonah 3:9-10, 4:2; Zach. 8:14

* Scriptures that say God has a past, present, and a future: Jn. 1:14; Rev. 1:4, 1:8, 4:8; 5:12;

* Scriptures that say God’s eternity is endless time, that is, time without beginning or end: Isa. 9:6-7; Isa. 43:10; Isa. 57:15; Job 36:26; Dan. 4:34; Hab. 1:12 Ps. 23:2; Ps. 90:2; Ps. 102:24; Ps. 102:27; Lk. 1:33; Heb 1:12; Rev 1:4; Rev. 1:8; Rev. 4:8; Rev. 5:14;

* Scriptures that say man’s eternity is endless time: Isa. 45:17; Eph. 3:21; Rev. 14:11;

* Scriptures that say eternity is endless time for Heavenly creatures: Rev. 4:8

* Eternity is time without end (endless time instead of timelessness): Isa. 9:6-7; Isa. 43:10; Isa. 57:15; Job 36:26; Dan. 4:34; Hab. 1:12 Ps. 23:2; Ps. 90:2; Ps. 102:24; Ps. 102:27; Lk. 1:33; Heb 1:12; Rev 1:4; Rev. 1:8; Rev. 4:8; Rev. 5:14; Isa. 45:17; Eph. 3:21; Rev. 14:11

 

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How to Get Sober – Genetic Behavioralism & the “Alcoholic Gene” | Epigenetics & Free Will Testimony

I was in rehab addicted to drugs and alcohol 18 years ago and I rejected the idea that my fate was determined by my genes, that I had some alcoholic gene inherited from my father and grandfather, etc. With the help of the Holy Spirit who was convicting me of my sin, I rejected that false worldview of blaming others outside yourself and took responsibility, believing that my future sobriety was a matter of free will and not genetic fatalism.

Biological behaviorism or Genetic Behavioralism is a lie and an excuse. Your DNA doesn’t force you to sin. God created you with a free Will. Take responsibility for your actions and stop blaming God. God wrote the genetic code. You need Jesus because you have chosen to be a rebel against God, not because you were born with faulty genetics.

My father, who is still an alcoholic after maybe 45 years, still blames it on his alcoholic gene he supposedly inherited. But I am celebrating 18 years of sobriety because, with the help of God, I took responsibility for my life.

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Does Regeneration Precede Conversion / Faith? Jesse Morrell Refutes Calvinism with Scripture

What comes first? Regeneration or Conversion? Do you have to repent and believe in order to be born again? Or do you have to be born again in order to repent and believe?

Regeneration is a moral change, a transformation of man’s moral character. But Calvinism says that man is totally unable to choose God and turn away from sin and therefore man’s nature must be regenerated by sovereign grace before man can choose to repent and believe (be converted). In Calvinism, regeneration gives man the ability to turn to God. The regeneration of man’s nature, they say, must come before conversion and precede any faith.

But what does the Bible say?

The Bible actually says the opposite. The Bible says that a sinner must choose to repent and believe in order to be born again.

Jhn 1:12 – But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God

Notice that before God gives them the power to become the sons of God, they must first receive Him. The Greek word is λαμβάνω and it means to choose, to receive. In other words, it is those who first choose Jesus who are then born again child of God.

We see this in the example of the prodigal son.

In Luke 15:24 the prodigal son went from being “dead” to “alive again” (born again) because he said “I will arise and go to my father” (Luke 15:18). A decision of his will came before being born again (alive again).

No man is born again who hasn’t first repented of his sins. No man is considered regenerated by the Spirit of God who hasn’t been lead to repentance, forsaking all his wickedness. A person must make a decision to repent of their sinning before they are a new creature in Christ.

It is that decision which makes the difference between being a child of God and being a child of the devil. 

There can be no regeneration by the Spirit of God without man’s cooperation because there can be no regeneration by the Spirit if man is resisting the Spirit and grieving the Spirit that is striving with him.

Regeneration by the Spirit – the circumcision of the heart – can be resisted by men:

Act 7:51 – Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always RESIST the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

This is the biblical doctrine of Resistible Regeneration!

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What is Sinless Perfection? A Heretical Theology by Jesse Morrell

WHAT IS SINLESS PERFECTION?

Sinless Perfection is a heresy that says it is impossible for true believers to sin and that if you sin it means you were never truly saved to begin with. This is heresy.

The Bible says it is possible for believers to sin and it is possible for a believer not to sin – 1 John 2:1. At the moment of temptation we have a choice to sin or not – 1 Corinthians 10:13.

It is possible for a believer to sin and even depart from the faith, the Bible warns.

To my shame, I’ve sinned as a believer, meaning I deliberately disobeyed God. I didn’t have to do it but I did it and I shouldn’t of. I was chastened of the Lord and quickly repented, lest I perish with the world.

A false convert is someone who lives in sin, they practice sin, they sin every day and never stop. A true convert is someone who habitually obeys God, who practices righteousness. If sin occurs, it is the exception and not the rule.

I am often falsely accused of teaching “sinless perfection.” This is a slander. I do not believe it is impossible for a believer to sin. I simply believe that it is possible not to sin – that at the moment of temptation you have a choice to say yes or no and that you can overcome it by faith in Christ.

I’ve never believed in “sinless perfection” as I’ve defined it here and I have never ever used the term “sinless perfection” to describe my doctrine of Christian Holiness.

Sinless Perfection denies free will and denies Conditional Security (that believers can lose their salvation by sinning and not repenting), and I have always believed in free will and Conditional Security.

 

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Does God Force People to Love Him? No. Calvinism Refuted.

Psa 81:13 – Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!

A few theological points we can conclude from this:

1. God doesn’t always get what He wants.

2. God doesn’t force people to obey Him.

3. It’s not impossible to obey God.

4. God doesn’t want people to sin but they do anyways.

5. The past could have been different than it was.

6. God sometimes regrets how things turn out.

7. Man has a free will to hearken to God or not.

Any other good points you draw from this text? Leave a comment! 

 

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Romans 9 – Unconditional Election or Conditional Election? Calvinism Refuted

Romans 9 teaches Conditional Election based upon Faith and Conditional Reprobation based on Unbelief:

Rom 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. 9:32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone

Wherefore: διατί – through, by, with, because of, for the sake of

Why were the Israelites cut off? Because of their unbelief.
Why were the Gentiles grafted in? Because of their faith.

Conditional Election.

Conditional Reprobation.

That is what Paul taught in Romans 9.

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We Need a Move of the Holy Spirit to Bring the Conviction of Sin | Holy Ghost Revival

WE NEED A MOVE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
TO BRING DEEP CONVICTION OF SIN
 
I remember so well how the Holy Spirit came to me in my prison cell, 18 years ago, and ripped the blinders off my eyes. For the first time, I saw myself as I really was – a rotten filthy hell-deserving sinner. I was dark, I was sinful, I was selfish, I was hateful, I was evil.
 
He ripped away from me all my excuses and showed me how I was responsible for my actions. I had no one to blame but myself, as I was making my own choices and all shifts of blame were falsehoods. I saw how wicked and evil I had grown to become and He convinced me that God would be completely justified in damning my soul forever.
 
And He didn’t relieve the weight of my guilt and conviction. He left me to roast in the oven of conviction for a few more months to prepare me for the gospel. I tossed and turned tormented inside that I was damned and I knew no hope or way of escape. He left me in conviction until I came to the point of genuine repentance – where I didn’t want to be a sinner anymore – and showed me through the Scriptures how I could be forgiven through Christ.
 
The problem with most evangelism today is that it doesn’t seek to convince the sinner of his exceeding sinfulness – that he is fully responsible for his sinful condition and that his eternal damnation would be justified and right. Modern evangelism just wants the sinner to briefly acknowledge that he has sinned and then immediately trust in Christ for salvation when there is no deep conviction or deep repentance. This is the reason for so many false converts in Christianity today.
 
In order to have a revival in America, we must see sinners crushed with the conviction of sin, to roast by the Holy Ghost in their guilt and deservingness of damnation. That is the proper preparation of the heart for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Then we will see sinners abandon their sinning and cling to Christ for salvation, to flee from the wrath that’s to come.

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The Heresy of Pastor Steven Anderson Exposed – Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing! Jesse Morrell Refutes A Heretic

 

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Pastor Steven Anderson of “Faithful Word Baptist Church” says that “repentance” is “works” and therefore “You don’t have to repent of your sins to be saved.” And “Repent of your sins is heresy.”

This is gross error! The Bible makes a distinction between repentance and works:

Act 26:20 – But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should REPENT and turn to God, and do WORKS meet for repentance.

Works follow repentance but repentance is not a work. It is a change of mind – in relation to sin it is a change of mind about sinning.

A change of mind about your actions always results in a change of works, which is why the Bible says:

Jon 3:10 – And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

Pastor Steven Anderson misunderstands Jonah 3:10 and falsely categories repentance as works and then concludes you don’t have to repent of your sins to be saved.

This is DAMNABLE HERESY.

They say all you have to do is repent of unbelief to be saved, not any other sins in your life. But unbelief is a sin. So even Steven Anderson says you must repent of sin to be saved! The sin of unbelief!

The Bible does say you must repent of your sins as a precondition to forgiveness:

Acts 8:22 – Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee

Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

And as we already saw, Paul who was the Apostle to the Gentiles was told to preach to the Gentiles repent, turn to God, and do works meet for repentance (Acts 26:20).
Galatians 1:8 – But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach another gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

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Will the Real Pharisees Please Stand Up? Jesse Morrell Theology

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WILL THE REAL PHARISEES PLEASE STAND UP?
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Antinomian Heretics have told me:
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“You preach repent of your sins to be saved. That makes you a modern day Pharisee!”
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This is very faulty thinking on many levels. The Pharisees didn’t go around calling sinners to repentance. They wouldn’t even talk with sinners (John 9:41). It was men like John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, and Christ’s Apostles who preached repentance.

Jesus came to call sinners to repentance: 

Luke 5:32: “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

The Apostles called sinners to repentance:
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Mark 6:12: “And they went out, and preached that men should repent.”
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John the Baptist preached repentance to the Pharisees:
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Mat 3:7-11: “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance…”
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for not repenting:
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Mat 21:31-32: “Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.”
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If a Pharisee is a religious sinner – a religious person who doesn’t repent of his sins – then that makes the Antinomian heretics of the day modern day Pharisees.
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Those people who go to church, sing worship songs, read their Bibles, say their prayers, but don’t repent of the sins of their heart (or go out to witness to sinners and call them to repentance), they are the religious Pharisees of the day.
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How Calvinists Ignore The Full Counsel of God’s Word on the doctrine of Sin & Holiness | Jesse Morrell

Calvinists like to quote:

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” Rom 3:10.

But the Bible also says:

“And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” 1Pe 4:18

Calvinists like to quote:

“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God” Mar 10:18.

But the Bible also says:

“And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just” Luk 23:50

Calvinists like to quote:

“For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not” Ecc 7:20.

But the Bible also says:

“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not” 1Jo 5:18

Many more Scriptures could be listed for each point but I’ll let you find those for yourselves. The point is, you must take the full counsel of God’s Word for proper understanding. Demonic Cults build their false doctrine by isolating Scriptures from the rest of the Bible.

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