concerning your convo with AMR.. Tobias was told His wife was chosen for Him b4 the Earth was formed...there are other references that support That God knew us before creation....if you wish to explore..AMR just takes whatever his teacher gives Him...and tho He chooses wise teachers and schools..it does limit oneself..
You are God sent, Levolor! I was baptized "Joy" when my relationship with Yeshua became heart knowledge. The road since then has been harder than I could have ever imagined but He has always sent me someone to uplift me. Thank you for hearing His voice, being obedient and loving me through Him.
All orthodox Christendom denies any notions of pre-existence. Such a notion would be contrary to God's creative works in Genesis. Perhaps you are confusing predestination with the infra and supra issues within Calvinism.
I do hurt but mostly I am hurt because I want people to know His Love. I don't discount His Justice but His Love is so wonderful and all people want to do is show ugliness and hatred on His behalf. That's not the Lord who has kept me and held me through all the hard times.
Ah, GM. He can get a bee in his bonnet, though I think patrick is ripe for dander raising as well...well, who knows? Sometimes you begin one way and end another. Maybe they'll come to an understanding in time.