Chosen

Back to the thing about people being “chosen” by God… You choose things, right? Why can’t God choose? You choose to disobey him, right? Why can’t he choose to reject you? And…. if you find yourself chosen by God, it is such amazing grace it’s nothing to feel proud about, but a source of endless thanks to him.

No one is in a position to give God advice over his choices.

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2 Responses to “Chosen”

  1. ian vincent Says:

    A Predestination verse:

    “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” (1 Kings 19:18)

    Pulpit Commentary
    “Verse 18. – Yet I have left me [So St. Paul, Romans 11:4, κατέλιπον; but the LXX. (καταλείψεις) and all the versions translate the word as future, as in the margin, 1 will leave, and so the ו conversive seems to require.

    It is like the 144,000 and the 12,000 of Revelation 7:4-8.”

    He has reserved for himself a remnant ahead of time.

    A Freewill verse:

    (Revelation 3:4-5 [KJV]) [4] “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. [5] He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”
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    Their names are already in the Book of Life, and by continuing in the faith they avoid having their names blotted out of the Book. That’s what it says.

  2. ian vincent Says:

    Predestination/election:

    (Romans 11:4-5 [KJV]) [4] But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. [5] Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

    (Romans 11:7 [KJV]) What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

    Freewill:

    (Romans 11:22 [KJV]) Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

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