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My Wife felt like that quite a few times too. But all three of ours were homeschooled, they all graduated, two went on to technical school and graduated there, and all three have great jobs. Our daughter is the admin. assistant/secretary for the county tax collector, oldest son is the superintendent for a construction and maintenance company, and youngest son is a roadway designer for the FLDOT. And if anyone has ever told you that homeschooled kids don't know how to get along in society; that probably depends on the parent/teacher. All of our kids have an abundance of friends and get along just fine. I'm praying that God leads your family and works things out for you.
The Bible says that God will give us wisdom and understanding if we ask Him for it. The Bible will give us knowledge if we search for it. It explains God's "sovereignty" too. But what is to explain about free will? God gives us the freedom to choose our own way or His way. He did it from the beginning when He told Adam not to eat of "the tree of knowledge of good and evil". Adam made his choice and men have been doing it ever since.
Here's an example: The Babylonians chose to attack the Southern Kingdom of Judah and carry them into captivity. God allowed it to happen because of Judah's sin, but He later punished the Babylonians for doing it. The Jews chose to sin, God allowed punishment for it. The Babylonians chose to mistreat God's people, God allowed it, and then punished them for it. Man chooses his way, God is in control of the outcome.
I have no problem with God being omniscient. I'm glad he is. He knows what we will do in the future; but He does not ordain what we choose to do. Hitler ordained himself to the path he took and the things he did. God frees everyone to do as they please, but He does not free us from the consequences. A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9
God not only knows the beginning and the end: He is THERE. The Bible says that God "inhabiteth eternity" and Jesus, being God the Son, stated : "before Abraham was, I AM". He fills "time" and space". He also "knew" that Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao would kill countless millions of people, knew exactly how many they would kill as well as countless other good and bad things people would do in the future. Just because God KNOWS what will happen does not mean He "ordained" it. The Bible also says that God is "not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance". How do you explain that? You can't. In Deuteronomy 30 verse 8, God, knowing what their choice would be, gave the Israelites a choice.....The choice God WANTED them to make was to "CHOOSE life". That was His WILL. If it had NOT been His will. then He was a liar. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: Back to the word "ordained". I have shown you how that, in early English language, namely Chaucer's use of the word "ordained", it was possible to become "ordained" to something of one's own accord. Because nobody "ordains" a man to "concupiscence" but himself.
Tater, Everybody here knows that. The Bible says that the "powers that be" are "God's ministers" and that they "bear not the sword in vain" BECAUSE of evil. But when you end up with a government like Nazi Germany which began to persecute and then later murder it's own citizens, and Iraq, Russia, Red China, North Korea etc etc. then you realize that governments are made up of sinners and can be criminals like everybody else. None of us here are advocating anarchy, rebellion, or even dissent. But we have a constitutional government which originally had laws and guarantees that safeguarded against government tyranny and abuse and we want it to stay that way. That rogue policeman is a murderer and he needs to be dealt with severely with "the sword".
Yes, like I said, Jesus took all the steps. But there is no step one, step two, check one check two, check three that you have to "do". After the details of the Gospel are presented, all that is required is to believe in your heart; meaning to turn to Jesus from sin and self. One "step"; only believe. That's not "easy believism" either. It's "hard believism". Why? Because people love darkness and Self and the World too much.