Dominion in the Calling of God

Samson was a Nazarite at birth, he was the deliverer for the people of Israel.  He had taken a vow to never eat any unclean thing, neither drink wine or strong drink, or cut his hair.  God separated him unto himself.  That Samson may have dominion in his calling.  God's desire was to have Samson as a tool in the hand of God to deliver his people from the oppression of the Philistines.

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1. Allen Redwing wrote:
Testing this

Wed, December 4, 2013 @ 8:07 AM

2. D. Fuller wrote:
Since God is all-knowing, was it already pre-determined by God that Samson would give in to Delilah's temptations? If so, what/ where was Samson's free-will exercised? Did he have a free-will or did God pre-determine that Samson would suffer in order to set an example/ use as a tool to show one can always turn over their life and faith to God? Do we have free-will or is one's life pre-determined by God? Is it a combination of both, 75% of God pre-determined events with a 25% ability to practice 'free-will'? How much dominion/ control does one truly have over their life circumstances if events are pre-determined by God? Does all-knowing God know what decisions we will make before we make them? If so, how much free-will do we truly have?

Wed, December 4, 2013 @ 11:07 AM

3. KLH wrote:
This is a question that many ask within themselves. God is all knowing, all seeing, and is everywhere. However, the free will that God has allowed his people to operate in he will not break. Since the beginning of time it has been God's desire that creation would choose life and walk with him in the cool of the day. Nevertheless, creation chooses to go astray and do what they (want-to) contrary to what they should do. Samson was a Nazarite from birth yet he never grasped the importance of his role and his destiny. Samson forfeited much concerning his destiny because of his lack of obediece. Yet we still see the expression of God's mercy when Samson repents. We have 100% free will. This means that God will not stop you from sinning. Sinning is a choice. People have to actually (choose) make up in their mind that they want to sin, and do it. Samson ignored the warnings of his parents and the warnings of God. Ignoring the warnings caused him to lose his position in God, lose his eyes and caused the Holy Spirit to depart him.

Sin has wages. The wages of sin is death. How God chooses to let us die while committing sin is HIS choice not ours.

The GIFT of God is ETERNAL Life

Wed, December 4, 2013 @ 1:20 PM

4. Tonya wrote:
Yes this is what happened. We all have the right to choose but the choice that we make determines the outcome of our lives. Samson knew what he was told and the laws he was governed by but chose to ignore this and deal with Delilah. Even after he was attacked several times after telling Delilah false things about his strength he still chose to ignore the danger and warnings and stay with this woman. We have the choice to do what is right or wrong and we cannot blame the influence of others because in the end we make the choice in what to do. Even so God loves us so much that He forgives our sins after we repent.

Sun, January 19, 2014 @ 8:48 PM

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