WHY DID CHRIST DIE?
****READ**** John 6:44- Predestination is exclusive of any merits we
might have and is totally through God's soverign will.
****READ**** Romans 9:23- "He selects" does NOT show discrimination!
Keep in mind that we are ALL sinners and GOD has EVERY RIGHT to treat
His rebellious creations in the manner that HE pleases.
WE SHOULD NOT BE SO AMAZED THAT GOD WITHOLDS MERCY FROM SOME -- WE
SHOULD BE THANKFUL AND AMAZED THAT HE SHOULD SHOW GRACE AND MERCY TO
The purpose that the Bible teaches us about ELECTION and
PREDESTINATION is to show that SALVATION is ALL from God and cannot be
won, or earned or received by any action or doing on our part.
SALVATION is GIVEN! By showing an ELECTION before the world began, God
shows and tells us, graphically, that our SALVATION is ETERNAL and
A skeptic says, "If I am elected then I'll get into Heaven, anyway -
if I'm not elected then there's no use trying!". God ELECTED, and ONLY
GOD knows WHO is elected. Until we come into His Kingdom, we do NOT
KNOW if we are among the chosen - But I do know that NO ONE in HELL
will ever be able to say, "I wanted to be saved, but my name was on
the wrong list!".
FOREKNOWLEDGE IS NOT FORE-ORDINATION OR FORE-ELECTION....
This can be paraphrased, "Just as if I'd NEVER sinned" but is far
more that just an Acquittal of sins. It actually means that we are
RIGHTEOUS before God. Justification is OBJECTIVE in that it does not
make us "personally" righteous but declares us righteous in a LEGAL
sense to make right our relationship with God.
Christ's death in our place satisfied the claims of God's holy law
against our sins
****READ**** Romans 5:8,9
Christ's perfect obedience (Romans 5:19) gave us the example we are
to follow, but we are reminded of faith in His atonement.
IT ISN'T SALVATION BY WHAT WE CAN DO BUT BY WHAT GOD HAS DONE!!!
This is the PROCESS of being saved. It is the PROCESS (continual
action) of becoming more holy. The actual meaning is "set aside" or
"holy". The word SAINT uses the same root word, and helps us
understand a little more of what we are to be in the process of...
-Justification is our standing before God and is instantaneous
-Sanctification has to do with our character and lifestyle and daily
lives and is continual in nature.
****READ*** I Corinthians 6:11 Galatians 5:16 & 22,23
****READ**** I John 3:2 and I Thessalonians 5:9
- This is the "FUTURE" part of SALVATION.
- o JUSTIFICATION - we are SAVED from the PENALTY of sin.
- o SANCTIFICATION - we are SAVED from the POWER of sin
- o GLORIFICATION - we are to be REMOVED from the PRESENCE of sin.
SECURITY OF OUR SALVATION
o The HOLY SPIRIT places us in the BODY OF CHRIST as told to us in I
Corinthians 12:13, and no scripture even hints that removal from
the body is possible!
o The HOLY SPIRIT seals us as told in Ephesians 1:13 and 4:30 until
redeption. The seal would have to be broken to remove salvation,
and this is not scriptural.
o Father's purpose is to KEEP US as told in John 10:28-30 to present
us FAULTLESS before His THRONE.
o In Romans 8:29,30 the past tense of a future event PROVES the
CERTAINTY of SALVATION.
SALVATION TAKES US OUT OF THE MIRE AND PUTS US INTO THE CHOIR
SALVATION MAY COME QUIETLY BUT WE CANNOT BE QUIET ABOUT IT!
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