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Questions about biblical texts relating to the concept of predestination

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Do the 'vessels of wrath' have libertarian free will? Romans 9:14-24

Romans 9:14-24 (ESV): 14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I ...
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Why would God create vessels of wrath prepared for destruction (Romans 9:21-22) if He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11)?

Ezekiel 33:11 11 Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways,...
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A key question to ask of the "Good Shepherd" discourse of John 10

In John 10;1-16, 25-29, does someone become Christ's sheep when he hears his voice, or does he hear his voice because he is his sheep?
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What does “chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world” mean?

Ephesians 1:4 NASB “just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. What does it mean to be chosen in Christ? How was this choosing ...
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Can God really want the salvation of those whom He determined beforehand not to save but doom to destroy? 1 Timothy 2:3; Romans 9:22 [duplicate]

Romans 9:22 ASV What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering vessels of wrath fitted unto destruction: 1 Timothy 2:4 ASV who would have all ...
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If an individual sins because God "hardened their heart", does that make God the direct responsible of the sin (i.e. a sinner)? [closed]

In the Bible we find passages such as: Exodus 7:3-4 3 But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, 4 he will not listen to you. Exodus 11:9-10 9 The Lord ...
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