at1with0 wrote:I've heard Christians talk of chosen people and imply that the person can't choose to be among the chosen. But Romans 10:9 would seem to indicate that one can make a choice to be saved. But can we choose our beliefs? I think we can to an extent as well as choose to stop believing.
So you are saying that you can choose what you believe with your heart.
We've been over this before.
No matter how much you try to convince yourself, can you force yourself to truly believe that 2+2=6.381?
I'm not talking about hypnotic suggestion or any other clever idea to get around the obvious fact that what you believe "in thine heart" requires that you truly believe it and not just confess it with your lips.
Though it does technically boil down to a "choice," it's not at all meant to be interpreted as a flippent, arbitrary choice, i.e., "Today I think I'll have faith in Christ and confess it... that way I'll be saved." No. It's not like that.