Amen Lurker; JFJ their is no Err on Jhn 1:12-13, your issues arenāt with me, your issues fall into what the text is clearly telling one, those who believe in Jhn 1:12-13, is crystal clear, because enable them to do so, as the spiritual dead are unable to change themselves. As scriptures teaches a outward calling & a inward calling, that arenāt in war with one another either.
V12, who gives the power to one become a child of Child. As the Bible teaches we are children of wrath, apart from Christ Alone! Canāt please God in the flesh of the 1 ST Adam, one is in Hostility against Christ; Rom 8:5-9! Repeating picture how Doctrines affect other Doctrines!
V-13; Itās clear who is seeking who, Jesus isnāt knocking on my spiritual heart door to let Him. Dead men donāt seek, & I donāt need to ask Jesus into my heart, when that is a huge problem I face specifically; Jer 17:9. I need a new spiritual heart of Flesh; Ezk 36:24-26
Jhn 1:12-13 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
I agree with you about the baptism of the Holy Spirit, but you are leaving out so much more.
You are correct to point out that baptism is only for believers!
ā...the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."ā āāActsā¬ ā5:32ā¬
ā...you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.ā āā1 Corinthiansā¬ ā6:11ā¬
Believers are washed of sins, sanctified, and justified by the Spirit. As you pointed out already, believers donāt receive the Holy Spirit until they believe and therefore they arenāt washed, sanctified, and justified until they have been baptized in the Holy Spirit.
āIn him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,ā āāEphesiansā¬ ā1:13ā¬
Believers are sealed in Christ by the Holy Spirit. Why is that so important? Iāll have to continue later.
10/21/19 4:33 AM John for JESUS wrote: The fact is God chooses who He will save. He chooses to save those who believe!
Pay attention, J4J.
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.
The Son was charged, by the will of the Father, to lose none that were given Him. So all who were, are or will be saved belonged to the Father and were given to the Son to redeem in time. So your statement that God chooses to save those who believe is a half truth at best.
John 6:44 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.
Draw = by inward power, lead, impel.
Remember my last to you about the prophets speaking about taking away stony hearts and creating a new heart fit for the indwelling HS? That's how the Father draws. That drawing brings repentance unto life. That's what happened to Paul on Damascus Road.
John Yurich wrote: Jim Lincoln, How do you know for certain that John Paul II did not receive Christ as his Savior on his death bed? Are you able to see into the heart of anybody like Chirst can to tell who has and has not received Christ as their Savior? Only Chirst knows if John Paul II did or did not receive Christ as his Savior before passing away.
Because he never rejected the Catholic Church, John
By the way,
https://tinyurl.com/y2jtzr9t (What is the fascination with the Illuminati conspiracy) The original ones were good guys
A fun video from the BBC. š I find most BBC videos play on my Android stuff.
Japan's NHK network is now reporting that more Chinese in Hong Kong are looking for ways to move away, and Malaysia is one spot they are interested in. They have a short memory because I think in Malaysia there were riots about the Chinese (who make up one fourth of the country) 'taking over' businesses. The govt responded by passing laws limiting Chinese ownership, and the result was many businesses closed because the 'natives' did not want to work the long hours and endure the low pay.
I just heard that a convenience store clerk was shot dead in South Florida, not over a robbery or theft in the store, but after a fight in the store over whether a youth was old enough to buy a 99 cent cigar. That reminds me that those clerks have one of the most dangerous jobs in the US, but have no pension plan at 25 yrs, no special pay, nothing. Same thing with roofers and construction workers. I don't see how that is fair when police and fireman, who also do dangerous jobs, but get nice pensions at 25 yrs or less of service. Even more dangerous are jobs in fishing, like the ones you see in 'dirty jobs' on cable TV shows. So I think this 'studyfinds' website is a crock; one study says coffee is bad for you, the next one says it is OK, and the next says it is good for you.
I think the Dems are not going to be naming anything according to their real names, so that's why it would be good for an anti-communist group like the John Birch Society and their publication, The New American, need to show us how they are hiding their natures under other names. I think that is the history of modern liberalism, how it is connected to the communists of the world.
Those who say, "oh, there's no difference between the parties we have in the US" should read this story. What we have here is a coup without the army involved. Hillary is waiting in the wings for something to happen to Elizabeth Warren so she can step in and save the day for her party. She thinks she deserves it more than any of the other mental midgets on display at any of those debates.
Iām not sure if God had a moral justification for saving people or not. I just know it is for His own good will.
As I keep pointing out, Lazarus died and was raised from the dead. The Bible says why and this is not even close to a good proof text for irresistible grace as it doesnāt speak to his salvation and was in fact so that others might believe.
John 1 says that Jesus gave the right to become children of God to those who already were believers. Not sure what you donāt understand about that. These were people made children of God and then were forced to believe.
I want to address what you said when I get home from work. I think you are partially correct, but not totally.
Yes, it would be unjust of God if He didnāt save anyone. Titus 1:2 would be a meaningless lie if God didnāt save anyone. He couldnāt justly promise eternal life and then fail to deliver on His promise by not saving anyone.