1. Question: So, Pastor, you are of the doctrine that every man woman and child is hell bound from birth except they accept God's gift of salvation?
Answer: NO! Every man, woman, and child is born under the condemnation of spiritual death, being Adam's race, until such time as GOD is pleased to regenerate those that He chose from eternity and redeemed at Calvary. No where in Scripture is it taught that the condition for salvation is 'accepting' God's gift. Believing and receiving of Christ as He is revealed in Scripture are the effects of the work of the Spirit of Grace, regenerating the heart of those for whom Christ Jesus already paid their sin debt. John 3:3-8; 1 Corinthians 2; Colossians 1:9-14
2. Question: That no child born of woman is under the penalty of sin and accountable until he arrives at a certain yet undetermined age?
Answer: NO! Every son of Adam is born into this world already a sinner from the womb, "Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me." (Psalm 51:5) "The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.” (Psalm 58:3) "Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.” (Ephesians 2:3)
3. Question: That God sent his Son to redeem all men including the goats and tares of the parables?
Answer: NO! “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) “But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:26-27)
4. Question: Those who have no ears to hear, eyes to see lest they come to repent and He would be obligated to save them?
Answer: NO! God is obligated to save none other than those for whom the LORD Jesus paid their sin debt to the satisfaction of God the Father (His elect only). He must save them because He has saved them, having appointed them to salvation, and Christ having fulfilled all of the obligations necessary to satisfy His law and justice. “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our LORD Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the reconciliation.” (Romans 5:9-11)
5. Question: That hell is full of men women and children for whom Jesus died and paid the sin debt but not accepted and now are perishing?
Answer: NO! There are none in hell for whom the LORD Jesus paid the debt. Romans 8:1 and John 6:39- “And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”
6. Question: That predestination is merely a fiction, a fantasy until you accept the ultimatum?
Answer: NO! Predestination assures the end result which includes the payment of the sin debt by the LORD Jesus Christ, and the work of the Spirit of Grace in regenerating and calling each one whom God the Father chose in Christ from eternity - Ephesians 1:3-14.
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