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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2017, 01:50:11 PM »
I think it is a natural instinct to call out to God when things go horribly wrong. I don't think they believe in God, at least not like they know he exists, but out of desperation that they know they are out of options. But it's still sad to hear all those cries of desperation and hopelessness.

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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2017, 02:23:48 AM »
Why is it sad? According to Calvinists, it's all predetermined by God so it's his will. Am I right? Shouldn't you then rejoice?

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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2017, 02:19:55 PM »
No, Christians don't rejoice over the lost. They witness to them and pray for them as God wills. The blind aren't condemned because God willed it, they are condemned because of their own sins. The responsibility is mankind's own.

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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #63 on: July 08, 2018, 10:56:03 AM »
And Guess what. More floods and deaths this week, over a hundred drowned,

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/07/08/torrential-rains-kill-at-least-81-in-western-japan/23477081/

The point is, it's God's will because of their refusal to receive him, is it not? According to Calvinists, isn't this the judgment of God? You say God is sovereign over this, then he ordained it. Or else you are talking out of both sides of your mouth.


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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2018, 03:00:37 AM »
The point is, it's God's will because of their refusal to receive him, is it not? According to Calvinists, isn't this the judgment of God? You say God is sovereign over this, then he ordained it. Or else you are talking out of both sides of your mouth.

We don't say God is sovereign, we know that God is sovereign. It's like Pearson said. Nothing is by coincidence, nor were the calamities because God thinks Japan is so much worse than Egypt, China or the Netherlands. Sin caused it, God allowed it, man is responsible for it by the curse that came upon the earth in the fall. God could stop it, he doesn't and so it's ordained.
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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2018, 07:41:00 AM »

How does that make sense?  )hammerhead(

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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #66 on: July 10, 2018, 02:33:37 PM »

How does that make sense?  )hammerhead(

It makes perfect sense Drew. It seems you are just not predisposed to hearing the truth about God's sovereignty. If God could cause a revival in Japan because he's all powerful, and he doesn't, what does that say?

It says something those believing in free will don't want to hear.

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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2018, 02:23:13 AM »
It makes perfect sense Drew. It seems you are just not predisposed to hearing the truth about God's sovereignty. If God could cause a revival in Japan because he's all powerful, and he doesn't, what does that say?

It says something those believing in free will don't want to hear.

 )GoodPopst( Among other things they don't want to hear. Isn't it ironic that those who most reject God's sovereignty, most support Israel's sovereignty? Who most advocate man's free will, are those most opposed to God's free will? Who are most blessed, are those who complain the most about those less fortunate? Who are most hateful, are those who pretend to love? And so on and so forth.

Bottom line, Japan is no better than any other nation. God is in control and is no respecter of persons. Be they Japanese, Africans, Bolivians or Americans.

Lu 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.


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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2018, 04:47:28 PM »
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And Guess what. More floods and deaths this week, over a hundred drowned,

They are still having serious issues, the deaths at 176 now and counting. Why does places like Japan have such great problems continually. Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Floods, devastating wars, the only country to have a Atom Bomb dropped on it, etc.  And as opposed to God as any nation on earth. You believe that's just luck?

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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #69 on: July 12, 2018, 06:44:39 AM »
Japanís geographical features easily explain its history of natural disasters. I wouldnít read into that too much.

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Re: Why are there so few Christians in Japan?
« Reply #70 on: July 12, 2018, 10:15:08 AM »
Japanís geographical features easily explain its history of natural disasters. I wouldnít read into that too much.

Of course, there's always an explanation. Why is Japan one of the most non Christianized places on earth? Of course there's a plausible explanation. Why is South America so Catholic? Of course there is a plausible explanation. Why is man made out of the dust material of the earth? Of course there is a scientific explanation for it. There always is. That doesn't mean it's just coincidence with what is written in the Bible. Why was Canaan kicked out of the land and the land given to the people of Israel out of Egypt? Of course people have a plausible explanation, but I prefer God's word that it was because they rejected him.

Believe it or not aquatic, God does judge.


 


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