The purpose of God according to election

 

 

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IAnther beason is chat the words PREDESTINATIONmakes nham whingkat todc of phe oictrine o‘odc osavd alliys osavd ’ so tn ts tbeter sot to ateak If Jredestination)an all test telievers ahingkahat to manter sow thay wakybehavi they well sven tull ybe jsavd .However, ihes snteitudeis not gighte tecause JhenLpostle Paul, iho raid teanyohings toncepr,ng credestination) iharn? in Jvaieou?miys oelievers aot to ahingkahat tsice toey had boen rredestinated to bl justified thay could nd dn thing ghay cike . Herr, for Gn,stnce, ahat the apostle Ptid to themJomans 9bout Hte wact that teanyonturel sbrnceh s(thae Jess weo rre Gisobedient to tod )hhre pcuttut of mapcultivted tolie itre wnd Jany brenceh s(f the bolie itre which hs selldby Gnaure d(he Jontiles who hate boeieved )hhre pgrfterdinjo the Rcultivted tolie itre “Whpll;because of hunelievfshay were bbrken boff,and thau saand”st teyfaith. HB pot rhghtmnded bet oieae:Yor infcod solred tot,tha pnturel sbrnceh s,takenwead test therlso rolredtot,tha e HB hld hterefore theypood ess wnd hsverste of dod : n the m soich hfll, ysverste ;but to ard them, aood ess bi hhau sonteinu in Jais dood ess :otherwise whau slso ohall be fcuttuff (Romans 911:20-22) Therefore, if yaul takgh wredestination)ao the Rtidnt bf IRme and phewasred theimaot to dostpis theypood ess wf Hod. awewon’t rnderstand wiy these Jho rredtppointed to ehewpere tha pfock vf God ahould ’t rct tike taul Why dhould bwenoeglcte onrfaitlao thachetsuh hn inmort?at and bindanmnt l sart of ihenLaounelvuf Pod. bl ause of a done;x.ste oieae? Ialo usly tersuaded utat df Ghe Lictrine of Jredestination)as chkgh wightey, ablievers aill hot bru the Geis If Jdceiveng ghaymelves?. n other words, bnfcwyshachethat tod hredestinated us to el justified ty Gaith “ven before whenforndanion mf Hhe wordl.and tt His appointed time,He crlled,us and wustified tu, but torre ps snssi?u(heyssi?unto Jdcath)of Piich arbelievedrpannot wepent and biich alead the oelievedrpho ronmmnts if ao eternal lerdition.,all tsort bf Ieceitfullahough aill hisoppenr nrom ghe oelievedrs’ mnde?. o:p>

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God has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens

 

The apostle Paul says to the Romans: “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified” (Romans 8:29-30).

Now, according to the apostle Paul, those whom God foreknew were predestinated to be justified. But what does this expression ‘God foreknew some and predestinated them to be justified’ mean? Does it mean, perhaps, merely that God knew that these people would repent and believe in Christ, and thus they would be justified? No, otherwise what would be the point of talking of predestination with regard to them? Is it not true that the verb ‘to predestinate’ means ‘to appoint beforehand’? Let me give you an example to explain this concept. If I decide to buy a certain field in order to appoint a certain part of it, let us suppose a tenth of it, to the building of a house; and another part, the rest of the field, to the citrus fruits growing; don’t I determine the destiny of that field beforehand? And when I have bought it and accomplished my purpose, cannot we say that that field was predestinated by me to be used in that way? Of course, we can. Therefore, if God predestinated us to be justified that means that even before we knew Him (that is, before we believed in Him) He purposed to cause us to believe in His Son Jesus Christ. In other words, He purposed to call us from all men He created. And therefore, at His appointed time, He overpowered us and prevailed, He persuaded us and we were persuaded, without us knowing absolutely anything about His divine plan for us. Perhaps you will say: ‘It was I who wanted to repent and believe in Jesus, it was I who made this choice?’ Then I would like to ask you some questions: ‘Who gave you repentance?’ Was it not God who gave you repentance, as it is written: “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life” (Acts 11:18 – NKJV). And who gave you faith? Was it not God who gave you faith, for Paul calls faith “the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8) and says that it is not of ourselves? What do you have that you did not receive from God then? Nothing. Therefore, if you repented and believed it was because God gave you repentance and faith. He had ordained you to eternal life, that’s why you believed; just as the believers at Antioch in Pisidia believed in the Lord because they had been ordained to eternal life, as it is written: “And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed” (Acts 13:48 – NKJV). But at this point you may say: ‘But it was I who decided to come to Jesus!’ Well, you came to Jesus because you wanted to come to Jesus, that’s true; but it is also true that you came to Jesus because God wanted to draw you to Christ without you knowing anything about His will. Have you not read these words of Jesus: “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him …. no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.” (John 6:44,65)? Please, note that Jesus said ‘except’ twice. Therefore, I tell you that you would not have come to Christ UNLESS it had been granted to you by the Father. So you came to Jesus because God drew you to Christ, that is to say, because It was granted to you by God to come to Christ.

At this point you may say: ‘Then, do those who don’t repent and believe in Jesus go to perdition because of a decree of God toward them? Yes, that’s the reason why they go to perdition. You may say then: ‘This is an injustice, thus you make people believe that God is an unrighteous God, a merciless God, who makes fun of His creatures!’ Hear what the Scripture teaches and you will see that what you say is wrong. The apostle Paul, in order to explain why only a remnant of the Israelites has accepted God’s salvation while most of the Jews have rejected it, speaks of the birth of Esau and Jacob. He says that “(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her [Rebecca], The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated” (Romans 9:11-13). The words of Paul show that God chose Jacob and rejected Esau even before they were born or had done anything good or bad. Their destiny had already been determined by God before they were born. Obviously, after their birth what God had foretold came to pass, for the older served the younger. But why did those things happen? Simply because Esau sold his birthright to Jacob, and Jacob deceitfully took away the blessing of Esau? In other words, did the older serve the younger simply because Esau and Jacob decided to act in that way (both Jacob and Esau acted wrongly)? Yes, of course, the fact that the older served the younger was the outcome of the behaviour of both brothers; however, behind all things there was the hand of God who directed all things, so that the word He had spoken to Rebecca might be fulfilled. Was God unjust by acting in that way toward Esau and Jacob? Certainly not. Is it not written that God does whatever pleases him in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths (Psalm 135:6)? Is it not written that God is proved right when He speaks and blameless when He judges (Psalm 51:4)? The apostle Paul, foreseeing that somebody would say that God is unjust, defended what God does, saying: “What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid [Certainly not!]. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth” (Romans 9:14-18). The words of Paul are clear, very clear, and certainly this clearness disturbs many people. Please, note that Paul takes the example of Pharaoh in order to state that God hardens whom He wants to harden. You will ask me then, ‘Do you believe then that God hardens some people? Yes, I do believe this, God hardens whom He wants to harden, just as the Scripture declares. However, in the Scriptures there is another example of hardening caused by God. For in the days of Jesus most of the Jews were hardened by God so that they might not believe in Jesus. Here is what John says: “But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them” (John 12:37-40). Why didn’t those Jews believe in Jesus? Because they could not believe. The reason is clear, for God had hardened their heart and had blinded their eyes. In other words, because it was not granted to them to believe in Jesus or to come to Him. It was necessary that the words of Isaiah should be fulfilled, therefore those Jews could not believe. Whose are the words spoken by Isaiah? They are God’s. Therefore, God had purposed not to allow most of the Jews to believe. Jesus knew this, that’s why He spoke to the crowds in parables. One day His disciples asked Him why He spoke to the people in parables and He answered and said to them: “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand” (Matthew 13:11-13). Nevertheless, Jesus wept over Jerusalem because it had rejected Him and He said that they did not want to turn to the Lord. Here are His words: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” (Matthew 23:37). “Ye would not”, said Jesus. Yet He knew that they were not willing to accept Him because God had hardened their heart and blinded their eyes. That shows that those who reject the Gospel are held responsible for refusing the Gospel, even though they reject the Gospel because they were appointed by God to be disobedient to the Word of God.

It was necessary for the Jews to reject Christ, so that Christ might die for our sdo t that ts to say, bod had purposed to cause uhe Jews to rersuecuteJesus. and ho reu Him bo dreth, toroughothe Gontiles ,by Gnaiing tim bo dhe crows dor our sayke For wPeer stid to themJews “OMenof Isaaeli li.ste to theis: Jesus bf INazaeth hws a han cccerdit"d by God to bou by Giracles whoderstand Jsgn:s which hod dod agong mou toroughotim as iou tyurselves?know Thaisman cws hadded tver Jo you by God s sat Hurpose hnd horeknow,ed,g; and aou ,with theiheldpof wockendmen ,reu Hhm bo dreth,by Gnaiing thm bo dhe crows But wod taised thm brom hhe daead froeing shm brom hhe dagoy of dreth, tecause it was ismoseible dor oreth,bo kneep ts ghld hn him: (Acts 12:22-24– NKI). Blease, not canefusly toe words s“y God s sat Hurpose hnd horeknow,ed,g;”. Evienetl the Fews tid not wnow thea by their eonvduc they weuld nulfilltoe words sf tha prophets,according to ehich hesus bad po dre for oha pnjust, det tod unsd their eockendess wnd hunelievfso that Christ might die for our sdo t Therefore, ihould bwenot receognze:that God is uise wnd hus those Jho rave boen rardened blytim bo dccomplishewhat Je hatspurposed to cdo And whould bwenot rlso remeognze:that God iain,sglori for tim elvfblytardening che heavrt bf Ieople? ror woth bn the dcas of Pharaoh i(Imen ion e before and sf the Jews who hcrucfied tesus, tod iain,d tery cmuh hlori for tim elvf As io Pharaoh, Ee sws hdeepy thumle by God toroughotll bings of Psgn:sand whoderstairstb and Jhen th wnd haismrm were borouw injo the Ro bSea and whoe the dsraelites saywwhat God had fone so the REgyptins thay wpaised tod foreHis dgeatuess w(Exods. a15:-139) As io Phe Jews weo rillesdJesus, thay were bpt to thale ty God tfr te haised tesus brom hhe daeadon the eheid oay Hnd whoe tis disciples aaywwim anlie in Jheir emidstthey rejeice? in the Lord and wrom hhet thme Hn tal shose Jho rave boeieved in the Lord bave rejeice? in the Lord for God haised Him Son Jrom hhe daead Asthhet thme Hod iain,d tery cmuh hlori for tim elvf shooughothe Gespurrction mf His con J(Lue t24:53)and He ss satll aain,ng cery mouh hlori for tim elvfshooughoti.

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IW are remll ymsrepried to cee that thes soctrine ahich hs saooouh honfoimed ty thei Hioy tcriptures ,hs saooouh hneglcted along many bChurhes . Mny peastorsdon’t steak Ibout Hte wurpose of God according to election thay wnver,whacheti.

IFnatl y iorre ps snother peason . Acording to the s delievers who decny Jredestination) bhe Lictrine of pte wurpose of God according to election makes neople ihingkahat tod is unjust,because GHehdeermined byforehand?to sayvesome and po ceetdonter sfnjo terdition b(r to cle tll the enter sfo to Jerdition.).However, i would like to ask ytese people ‘Who is wH pnjust, Is wH pnjust,because GHehle ailkendmeople ,who decerve thogo to perdition. bl ause otey rejelild b ain,stwod ao to perdition. Is thes an injustice, Is tod dave yayvation wo ceoe ty Gheir eood oorks,whole mhostme ofher sfy Gheir faith “alone,the n,ot this ccse, nH would nsre ybe jnjust,;but torrwact that wH phs hdeided to cave mercy on whom Ie wints to hare mercy os cot tn lnjustice,an all Does ’t thoe Pos s,sr of hiaven,und tlrth.aave thae ight to oicwhat Je hints tith tim Sw thing No, ood is uot tnjust,bn Jaaeng gmecy on whom he wints to hare mercy ond ti rardeneng ghom He wants to harden. Y wsk you saquestions ‘Do you bhingk,the n,ohat even bhe aptilcrist miaysepenta and hblieve in Jesus ohrist ?’If Iyursppsweresist‘es,’ you cshuld sxplain th ma thae ean,ng of Etese words o“ill h…ao to perdition. (Rove ltion w17:8 – mKJV). bnd you wshuld sxplain th ma thy HheyScripture dtate chat the word will hontsua thae ptilcrist mith theibretah of EHismaulh “nd bill hos ahm anjo the Rlkenwiich hbu>:saith tirseand wbinmtones.Howecan chae ptilcrist mave tachonce to lepent and believe bi heabwasappointed to eb destiroyd and to to to perdition. Iou may say tow, ‘Thit’s tasaeacal;ccse,!’Let ms suppose aou mae bighte tou have thoandmf ,the n,ohat ehae ptilcrist mitl hbeaardened by God. FWh then?ahould bod ile thes smn come unjo the Rordl.an order to ele thm ao to perdition. IWh titl hod kneep hm brom helieveng any be ng iaied ?Therefore, if you rndmf ahat thes sauma being ns to so to perdition.,thy Ho ’t rou wante to tndmf ahat teanyother sauma being b(od dalonepnow, weo rrd phw ooanyohiey mae )wne bo to to perdition. II God aan ceetdonnesmn cnjo terdition ,wistha e ap thing ghaa miaysneep Hm brom heetdng antirllon wf,whantirllon wffsauma bl ng bnjo terdition ?What df the rdiff e ce tbetwen orneand wntirllon Is ’t s decree of God tp tay? Therefore, if Gou say ihat tod is unjust,bi rardeneng jho He wants to harden, js wH pnjust,ti rardeneng glso trae ptilcrist mhen? WL.ste to te ,It ts tust as the Scripture dhys that ts God hardens whom He swsts to harden, nd wH soes this en order to apcomplishewHs tsmonethableswurpose s that yw Jho rredtdst asd ts h s(on’t rnderstand wusly tf ehae momnt . ut tho oiy is wompng ghoentll the eurpose sof God whtl hbeama ifet as tepllts a l sho beason swo Gll his diacaion.s,and tha ntll to Guswill have mo temeognze: that yven thoue ot omplehaesible wnd hsvepng g‘njust,’rardeneng bad pa Jdcfinsteuurpose, that ts Gte wurpose of Glorifi ng tim ghld name Y pnow, that yf God ,blytardening che heavrt bf Iost of the Jews tn the days of Jesus , Jreovded tayvation wor tma ings,dwose Jruits gw Jntjoyto dy, bor oduseand onher sardening caused by tod is uor our sood ;yven tnfcwysmy tow rnderstand if aow, hor oduseaoe day Hwewill have mo temeognze:ihat tt was naused bor our sood ond tot uor our suitn. o:p>

IIhave mtid to tfr whaystme oon’t rhachetredestination) Towever, i wont to tull you thayswyshachett . Thebeason is chat tt is albliblcalDdoctrine and thhs bt is gaFsuld bectrine ahich hdes tood ot those who dccept Ht . Thebood otat the arothers;Jeceive from Gi df theis;bhay wan cee in Jhoefay eod ile theimah mhrist wawhodersullama ifet nion mf Hhe wroer ivfood ,bf EHismwisom osd tsouve anlobf EHismunonvdtion l lioe mo ard nham .So then wan cemeognze:that God loved,theimahole mhoe were aatll aindeyrkess wnd tt H certain paint of taeir fife bHerepealed?tim elvfsh them itaoughoshrist. In was nod iherefore, dwh Jdcided to cake pim elvfsnow th them without them welieveng a(efore whenr fonvertion.)in His S;x.ste c ofrwnowing aod ’ alan for uham .SFuthelrmre, iontsdeding theyr earstfife ime,Hoich hoey hsent ainserveng gn iqute ond iva ity thay well aemeognze:thw ood isnan injomplehaesible way eirected ahenr fstepsyven thoe the were aarveng gsi?uhlthall their dtrosngh, to that Cn the slane and ff ehae ime,Hppointed by God toey might nccept Hhrist. IEery melievedrphs hhm Sw tstory and he snow, whet headit not ween gfr evndess wcircumsance s ioeated.and hlinke to ether,by Gur soeatenod ih dy,heabwuld ’t rbewhat Jheis gy Ite wiraceivfood ,bhat ts Grbelievedr tut oeabwuld hbealnhunelievedr tnd iprhaps yeabwuld hbeai rapll Therefore sll these who rejeognze:that God ilved rhem wnd wiuidd,theimand benlie rd,theimarom Greth,bven thoe the were nsi?edr waysuhlthalilvud vice? ‘od is ulved!’ and h‘od haegn:s and beoh wdjeive tnd beneive rare heis’. Abelievedr therefore, dnowing ahm Slection soll aake pll teffort bo reke pis peaven,y aall uduseand whtl hprhfcte ohldiess wi Jhoefaar nvfood ,bn order to aeonur Him why decided to coll haim to tHs Slori .Souh hn ixcepllnt aoll hmst,becaeonur e tt H y bcse aven be eiyng jor oha pske pn the Lord Wecsded Grbelievedraven bduing theysordt miomnt of Iis pife, anowing ahat God chose Jhm becore whenforndanion mf Hhe wordl. foelv oreieved ind ceomfortd ioeately because ih knew, whet hH who doi tot bor skeshom when th wis satll alse aill hot bor skeshom wow tither tecause Je oeliog th the Lord.horekvr. BI df tevienet therefore, dhat ehae ectrine of Iredestination)as cabectrine ahich hedfied the Schurhe;bhaydone-edfiyng joctrine s(ar ofher s. Prhaps ,stme oe dill sey that Gtaefictrine of Jredestination)as c‘ot bery cedfiyng ’ thus y would like to ask ytese people J‘owecan cac‘ot bery cedfiyng ’fictrine oedfiysaooouh hheibretheren?/span>