Weekend Bible studies Apr 10, 2021 11:37:26 GMT -5
Post by fearnot on Apr 10, 2021 11:37:26 GMT -5
My words will be in this color today
Biblical Scriptures in this color today
On the weekends, I will do shorter,
2 day only studies.
Today, I will look at a difficult Christian issue:
It is difficult, because, on the one hand,
we have those who say,
people have been giv'force' anyone to be saved.
But election, seems to say
( as I see it)
Even before God created time,,
or what is know as 'eternity past'
those He would save.
This did not depend on what man choose:
14 What then shall we say?
Is God unjust?
Not at all!
15 For he says to Moses,
“I will have mercy
on whom I have mercy,
and I will have compassion
on whom I have compassion.”
16 It does not, therefore,
but on God’s mercy.
The issue that people have immediately is
why would God not choose 'some'
and not everyone?
We know that God is love:
9 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God;
he is the faithful God,
keeping his covenant of love
to a thousand generations
of those who love him
and keep his commandments.
and one more
8 Whoever does not love
does not know God,
because God is love
1 John 4:8
On the other hand,
Adam and Eve,
actually did have free will
but they chose to sin,
and from our first parents,
we all became 'infected......
with the 'real pandemic':
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
So for me,
the real question is not.....
why did God not choose everybody...
but how could He have so much love
He even choose just one,
never mind millions,
And though God does see our sins
for thousands of years on earth,
and Jesus even came into the vile mess we humans made and keep making.
it would be foolish to think our Holy God
'approves' of sin tho.
Your eyes are too pure to approve evil,
And You can not look on wickedness with favor.
Why do You look with favor
On those who deal treacherously?
Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up
Those more righteous than they?
Therefore, He will not tolerate it
for all eternity in Heaven.
Satan, all the fallen angels ( demons)
and unrepentant sinners will be in Hell eternally.
16 For God so loved the world that he gave
his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.
Even so, 'none' will 'choose' God:
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Him.
11 There is none who understands,
There is none who seeks for God;
12 All have turned aside, together they have become useless;
There is none who does good,
There is not even one.”
Done for Today