How can as many as ten million transistors fit on a microchip the size of a dime? Just because you donâ€™t understand exactly how itâ€™s possible, doesnâ€™t mean it isnâ€™t true. Consider a biblical doctrine thatâ€™s similar today.
Great Sermon! Apostle Paul teaches there will be two thrones of Judgment - one for Jesus and one for God, so where does the election fit in there?
Christianity is a faith of choice not force as is Islam and other faiths where leaving your pagan beliefs is forbidden. Personally, I believe there are those elected and chosen for specific purposes and those who are not but chose to follow regardless. To prove the point that it is choice we have to remember that those elected or chosen had to consent to God's will for them and this even included Mary in carrying Jesus. She consented to it - she was not forced as Hagar was in carrying Ishmael.
The elect is a select group, but this does not disregard the free choice of mankind who decides to be a follower of Jesus when presented with the gospel. As well, we are not to think that all those outside of the faith are to be condemned either. Christianity is not a club of "I'm in and you're out" or there would be no great white throne of Judgment for all the world. Where these is no law, there is no judgment and those outside of the faith God alone will judge and this will have nothing to do with Jesus Christ of the New Covenant.
Widely known for his thorough, candid approach to teaching Godâ€™s Word, John MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker, and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. John and his wife,...