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If we would not make the distinction that the word world can refer to the world of the Reprobate or to the world of the Elect, then we would arrive at a false doctrine. For example, when God says through the mouth of John the Baptist: "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world", is this not the world of the Elect only? Certainly, this verse does not mean that Christ would pay for the sins of everyone in the whole world. I have been careful to quote only those passages where the same Greek word for world has been used. It is the Greek word "Kosmos". When God says in II Cor 5:19, "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them ‚Ä¶‚Ä¶" certainly God is not referring to the whole world, but only the world of the Elect.
Outstanding Sermon! This is a very deep teaching by Brother Alfred. He shows us the intimate relationship between God and Christ Jesus and how we as the elect should live our lives on this earth. While we are hated by the world, we are loved and accepted by God and Christ Jesus, and have strength by the Holy Spirit to live here until we are called home to Heaven. It's a great feeling for children of God while we're here on earth. Stand fast in Christ Jesus -- it will be worth it all in eternity.
Chris Jesus' Boy! (11/15/2006)
Brilliant! Great work you have done in this sermon brother Alfred - Praise be to Jesus for your faithfulness to scripture.
Pastor Chompff was born on October 26, 1930 in Malang, Indonesia. His wife's name is Gysbarta and they have 2 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. He holds a B.S. / PHD in Chemical Engineering which he received from the Technological School of Delft in the Netherlands....