1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us. TRUE LOVE IS NOT FORCED ,YOU CHOOSE WHO YOU WILL AND WILL NOT LOVE. ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO BELIEVE GOD AND OBEY HIS WORD BECOMING ONE OF HIS SAINTS ARE YOU CHOSEN TO BE MADE HOLY BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AS AN ELECT OF GOD FOR SALVATION.
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One of you guys maybe more scoffed at freewill, GENESIS 2: 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Leviticus 1: 3 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD. Leviticus 19: 5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it at your own will.
Psalm 54:6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
Isaiah 65:12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
Mathew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Mathew 10:8 ..... freely ye have received, freely give. Praise the Lord
John UK Ephesians1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Who is he waiting to? The saints! Who are they? True believers! Convicted of sin, broken, humbled repentant followers of the Lord. Praise the Lord
Rev 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Faithful unto death, JESUS said John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; IF Ye continue..... You guys neglect always the two biggest words in the bible,, IF and BUT Praise the Lord
Ladybug See my earlier posting on God drawing us to him and how exactly does he draw us... You like to quote deut, good so shall I Deuteronomy 31: 6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. GOD WILL NOT FORSAKE HIS PEOPLE HIS ELECT 16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us? WHAT HAPPENED THERE HE FORSAKED THEM, Why because they FORSAKED him first, why because they did not keep the covenant, the CONTRACT he made with them, You see a CONTRACT takes TWO parties to keep their part of the ag
Dave I knew a Justin 20 yrs ago ,I doubt he's the same one your referring to , I am not him, being a Christian I cannot lie, if you say Only God Cannot lie, he abides in me and I am conforming to his image,so I do not lie. is that better. Yes yes yes God chose me he chose you for that matter God chooses everyone Yes I agree God chooses us before we can choose him, but not all choose him that's the whole point, I have made a freewill decision because of my conviction of sin to humble myself before the God I have sinned against confess and forsake my sin and cry out for his mercy, for without it I am hell bound , not everyone is convicted by Gods Spirit to ,repent yes repentance is a gift, yes faith is a gift but where does God withhold these gifts from anyone, he offers these gifts to everyone just as Jesus tasted Death for Everyman Not Everyman will accept his gifts. Praise the Lord
Kev faith is the gift of God, where does it say he only gives this gift to a select group, grace is the gift of God where is that that God does not shine his grace upon all The Holy Spirit is the gift of God where is it that the comforter will reject those that have been foreordained for hell Jesus the gift of God where is that he will cast those that come to him our Give my best to Calvin I hope he repented of bunting people at the stake Praise the Lord
Kev there is only one Gospel Old Testament or New The gospel of faith, The Jews also had to be believers , true believers, convicted and broken , There is a difference between a true believer and a believer, You see the Devils believe they even tremble, but that not enough is it, they will not repent , why because they aren't convicted of their sin. Yes B Mac it's the Holy Spirit that Convicts, that's my point , some will turn because of their conviction, some will not, John Uk You always always say by grace are Ye saved, and always emit through faith.... Don't exclude the light of all scripture if God reveals more truth, It's like Mathew says come after Jesus ,denying yourself and take up your cross and follow him, And Luke adds the word DAILY in 9:23 Should we emit daily because Mathew doesn't mention it and we can take up our cross just once, say one little prayer 20 yrs ago, God forbid, it's daily coming daily being drawn daily eating of the bread, daily conviction, daily repentance.daily continuance for salvation through true faith, Praise the Lord
Why was the gospel written John 20: 30¬†And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31¬†But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. The gospel was written so that you would believe and be saved! But who was it written for, the elite, the elect, the Jew, the chosen few NO, it was written for all mankind, for Everyman . 44¬†No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 45¬†It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. 46¬†Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. 47¬†Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. 48¬†I am that bread of life. How does he draw Through conviction Those convicted of sin shall repent believe confess and forsake they are the born again saints HIS ELECT the sinner will not repent will not believe will not come because his conscience is not convicted Praise the Lord and Goodnight to all
Nice try B Mac But no I'm not playing God, your last quote comes closest to the answer I was hoping for Yes it's to do with faith. What drove you Dom your sin what was it that made you hate your sin It was this and it's always this CONVICTION Conviction is not Condemnation for you are already condemned, Conviction is God drawing you to Him. Those, whose hearts are truly convicted, they shall be broken, they shall be humbled, they shall repent, they shall believe, they shall be born again, they shall cry out LORD HAVE MERCY UPON ME, A SINNER!!! God draws you to the cross of Christ where he shed his blood, where he purchased his church, and there the (whosoever)guilty, condemned sinner can be repent, believe, be forgiven and have their name written in the lambs book of life. Praise the Lord
James 2:5¬†Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? GOD HAS CHOSEN THE RICH IN FAITH BELIEVERS THAT LOVE HIM BUT WHO LOVES HIM John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. Praise the Lord
What's their purpose ..from prev comment Hebrews 1: 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. THEIR PURPOSE IS TO WORSHIP GOD, AND TO MINISTER TO AND DELIVER THOSE THAT FEAR HIM, THE HEIRS OF GOD, THE SONS OF GOD, HIS BELIEVERS, HIS SAINTS Praise the Lord
Some more J4J GODS VERY ANGELS ARE ELECTED, THEYRE ALREADY IN HEAVEN, THEY DONT NEED SALVATION, THEYRE CHOSEN BY GOD FOR SOMETHING, 1 Timothy 5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. ANGELS WERE CHOSEN FOR A PURPOSE Praise the Lord
THE FIRST TIME THE TERM ELECT IS USED IN THE BIBLE IS IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH, PROPHESYING ABOUT THE MESSIAH, JESUS CHRIST, IF THE ELECT ARE THE SAVED, DID CHRIST REQUIRE SAVING? NO, IT IS A TERM USED FOR SERVICE AND NOT SALVATION! Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. HIS ELECT IS HIS SERVANT!
NEXT TIME ELECT IS USED IS THREE CHAPTERS LATER WHEN GOD REFERS TO HIS CHOSEN NATION ISRAEL AS HIS ELECT, YOU DONT SAVE NATIONS YOU SAVE INDIVIDUALS, THEY WERE CHOSEN TO SERVE AND BRING FORTH THE MESSIAH WHO WOULD SAVE ALL WHO BELIEVE IN HIM ISAIAH 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. Isaiah 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there. AGAIN THE ELECT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SERVICE NOT SALVATION Praise the Lord