I dont understand why they are still having problems with these doctrine. Its not the doctrine of election they have issues with it is actually the Christ who loved a people before there was time. ---------------
Baloney! People that are opposed to Calvinism are faithful to Jesus' teaching that God loves the whole world and desires all to be saved.
Calvinism makes salvation out to be a lottery whereby some randomly win and some randomly lose. They forget God doesn't show favoritism!
Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, ‚ÄúLord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?‚ÄĚ And He said to them, ‚ÄúIt is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. Acts 1:6‚Ä≠-‚Ä¨7
Notice how Jesus didn't say the kingdom of Israel isn't going to ever be restored? Jesus says they weren't allowed to know when. That means the kingdom of Israel will be restored and we are starting to see that in our day.
They will be contacted. Either by preachers of the gospel or by stones.
...‚Äú ‚ÄėBlessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!‚Äô Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!‚ÄĚ And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, ‚ÄúTeacher, rebuke Your disciples.‚ÄĚ But He answered and said to them, ‚ÄúI tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.‚ÄĚ Luke 19:38‚Ä≠-‚Ä¨40
I believe the gospel has gone out into all the world and continues to do so. Do you know of any who have not or will not know the gospel?
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: ‚ÄúTheir sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world.‚ÄĚ Romans 10:17‚Ä≠-‚Ä¨18
I'm glad for God's grace in your life and that you understand salvation is a work of God. I want you to also know that God loves all sinners and wants them all to believe. Also, faith is not a work. Therefore, when someone believes it in no way merits their salvation.
It's good to know that God loves the world, including the likes of George Michael, me, and you. Isn't it? God pleads and implores us to wash our sins away by calling on His name. God doesn't take pleasure in the death of anyone and wants all to be saved!
Romans 3:20 applies to "anyone" who will open the door. God loves the world. That means everyone. People can't understand that. They don't want His offer to extend to all people because there are people they hate and don't want to be saved. If others can be offered salvation, then that makes them feel less special. There are a bunch of Jonahs in the church today who don't want Nineveh saved, but thank God His ways are higher than theirs.
I had to come to the website to get the link. On the app it just looks like you were asking me, "Are ye born again?". Yep, I pass. I especially like his quote of 1 John 1:8!
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. I John 1:8
You don't understand. The power came as a result of the Holy Spirit after faith. When the word is preached and people believe, they are then empowered by the Holy Spirit. It doesn't mean that God reprogrammed them by His power to have to believe the gospel or whatever you are thinking!
Haha, you are a funny man. What I said about Calvin was hardly harsh or incorrect. You should study your prophet's life some time.
If a person's will is overwhelmed against their current wishes, to believe what they don't want to or supposedly can't, wasn't their will overcome forcably? Of course it was! That's no secret. Some Calvinist will readily admit so. I have more respect for them then those who lie about it.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:3‚Ä≠-‚Ä¨6
This passage isn't about you being in Christ and therefore forgiven and sin-free before you were even born or before the creation of the world! It is about what God has done for us who are in Christ by the Holy Spirit and how that was determined before the foundation of the world.
Please don't quote Calvin and expect me to agree. Do two things for me, look up the definition "come" and see for yourself that it means to travel toward something (in this case, Jesus) and answer Jesus' question.
What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? John 6:62
Where did Jesus go and how do you get there?
This is one reason I don't believe in Calvinism. It is a system of lies and deceit! If a sinners were never able to believe in Jesus because they are unable and unwilling, then the only way for them to change is if God forces them against their current state to believe when they didn't and couldn't do so before. One second the sinner hates God and the next second (poof) they have been made into a believer contrary to what they wanted before. They have been bamboozled into faith, had a spell cast upon them to overcome them. Yet, you will pretend they weren't forced. Disgusting!
John UK wrote: 1) John, I've never ever said that Jesus forces his way into a person's life.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV (3) For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (4) And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
2) If you think the text, "Behold I stand at the door and knock" is a gospel text, where is any mention of faith or the cross?
As for the universality of the gospel, "God now commandeth all men everywhere to repent". I don't have a problem with that. The gospel is to be preached to all men.
3) The problem that the sinner has, is his bias towards sin and his inability to escape from his own leanings.
1) You won't admit it. You have said that "Jesus does not shiver out in the cold waiting for rebel sinners to "let him in". What is the alternative if not forcing Himself in?
2) Faith is in Christ, who is the Author of our faith, and who is the One who died for our sins. Jesus is the one knocking outside the door calling for anyone to let Him in. It doesn't get more gospel than that!
3) God will take care that at the Ressurection. In the meantime, sinners are called to believe.
Just sayin wrote: 2 issues from the text: 1. Did you have a choice in being placed in Adam? 2. Is the "all die" in Adam, the same as the "all shall be made alive" in Christ? Or is this an instance when all does not mean all?
2) Yes, all does mean all. Even in this case! Just like all die in Adam, all who are in Christ will receive eternal life. The key is, we must be in Christ. Jesus must literally be in you and you in Him through the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
What this passage does teach is that God will forgive anyone who opens the door, not just some. He also says to anoint your own eyes that you may see. How about that?! Jesus says to let Him in, He ain't going to bust through.