I fear the true subject of my latest post was overshadowed by my writing about my losses. Sorry I rambled. Did you see the rest? Amy and Betz were saved!!! That was the real subject. Sometimes I write with the assumption that y'all know what is going on in my little brain. After I left that post up for nearly a week I got to thinking that maybe I sounded like a Calvinist, with that bit about not wanting any children who would grow up and die and go to hell. It's not that I thought God was choosing where they would go.
Certainly God knows the end from the beginning. Because he is in eternity, he can see the whole parade from beginning to end, while we can only see from our spot on the parade route each event as it goes by us. But I don't believe God predestines souls to be saved or lost. That is just not in keeping with God's "personality", as it were. Besides, there are just too many Bible verses that tell us that Jesus' death was for ALL of humanity. If every single soul would repent of sin and believe on Christ, there would be room in heaven for zillions. It's too bad that most people reject the God of the Bible. I didn't want my children to be, according to God's foreknowledge, among those who do.
I think I wrote a post on predestination once... oh yes. I did. Right here. I'm still reading the same Bible, and it hasn't changed. :)