Why Did God From the First Predestine Some to Death?

Why Did God From the First Predestine Some to Death?
by John Calvin

“Why did God from the first predestine some to death, when, as they were not yet in existence, they could not have merited sentence of death? let us by way of reply ask in our turn, What do you imagine that God owes to man, if he is pleased to estimate him by his own nature? As we are all vitiated by sin, we cannot but be hateful to God, and that not from tyrannical cruelty, but the strictest justice. But if all whom the Lord predestines to death are naturally liable to sentence of death, of what injustice, pray, do they complain? Should all the sons of Adam come to dispute and contend with their Creator, because by his eternal providence they were before their birth doomed to perpetual destruction, when God comes to reckon with them, what will they be able to mutter against this defense? If all are taken from a corrupt mass, it is not strange that all are subject to condemnation. Let them not, therefore, charge God with injustice, if by his eternal judgment they are doomed to a death to which they themselves feel that whether they will or not they are drawn spontaneously by their own nature. Hence it appears how perverse is this affectation of murmuring, when of set purpose they suppress the cause of condemnation which they are compelled to recognize in themselves, that they may lay the blame upon God. But though I should confess a hundred times that God is the author (and it is most certain that he is), they do not, however, thereby efface their own guilt, which, engraven on their own consciences, is ever and anon presenting itself to their view.”
-John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book III:23:3

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Basic questions for Atheists/Skeptics

Basic questions for Atheists/Skeptics:

1. How can you account for logic without God?
2. Where do you get the capacity to understand and to be aware of your surroundings without God?
3. Where do you get the sense of justice without God
4. If the Law of the Land was constituted by men, what constituted the Laws of Nature without God?
5. Normally, when asked, atheists/skeptics will answer that they are good persons. Upon what do you base your goodness without God?
6. What difference does it make to you when I speak about sin, repentance and faith in Christ if we are just a purposeless and mindless reaction of a sudden explosion that came from nothing?
7. Truth is that which corresponds to reality:
a. So, how then can you get truth without God?
b. Can reality be explained without God?
8. When you say that there is no such thing as absolute truth, are you absolutely sure about that?
9. If you are sold out by truth of being subjective, then why does it sound like you are claiming it like if it was objective?
10. Why do you mock Christians for having faith or put our trust in what God have revealed men to write, His Word, which never changes, and its inerrant, but you have absolute confidence (con·fide: Latin for with·faith or full trust) in men inspiring themselves to write articles, books, papers, etc., which changes every season or every time they find themselves in error?
11. If evolution it’s the mechanism of life’s action and adaptation, who or what runs that machine?
12. Where did all of the energy compressed inside of the dot that exploded and transcended throughout the entire universe came from?
13. Where did space, time, matter, elements, laws (order), energy, motion, etc., came from?
14. If you don’t believe in eternity, was the big bang the beginning of existence?

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Jesus’ Life on Earth

Jesus’ life on earth outweighed, and still does, every generation that ever existed in history, exists, and yet, will exist for the rest of life of earth:

“He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never owned a house. He never went to college. He never traveled more than two hundred miles from the place where He was born. He never did one of those thing that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today He stands as the central figure of the human race. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on earth as has this one solitary life.”
-James Allen Francis (1864-1928) | Sermon: ‘Arise, Sir Knight’