Predestination, or Ephesians pt.1

Ephesians 1:4-6,11

Introduction

Many many people have trouble with this important Bible doctrine: the doctrine of predestination. It is one of the most important doctrines for a christian, for on it hangs many of your critical decisions as a christian. Whether you will witness to others, accept other Christians, how you will conduct your life and many more such things rely on your understanding of predestination

Calvinist

Predestination to a Calvinist means that God Almighty, before the world began, decided exactly who would be saved and who would be dammed. There is nothing you can do to influence yours or anyone else salvation. You have no part in your salvation, no free will in it. There is no accepting or refusing God’s Son. There reason for saying this is God is Sovereign. We are his creation, he can do whatever he likes with his creation because he is the top dog. He can damn one to hell while saving one from hell for no reason God is a God of order and He said, let every thing be done decently and in order.

Christians

Now we come to the Christian’s view the view supported by Scripture. Predestination to a Christian simply means, the fact that before the world began God designed to send his Son to die for man, so that through repentance an believing on his Son we might have eternal life. Having chosen that we might be saved by believing on his Son, he also chose that we might be joint heirs with Christ.

Conclusion

Never throughout the entire Bible do we see that God chooses one individual over another. But rather that all men everywhere might be part of God’s plan for redemption. For Gods will is that none would perish. II Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. So therefore we see that God has provided the same way of escape for everyone, But God is just and will still punish sin with righteous judgment.Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. So you see God commended his love toward us, He dose not force anyone to repent neither does he force anyone to go to hell. He has given us the freedom to repent.


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