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TomFL

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I'm running right to Election. It took place before the foundation of the world Eph 1 4 before men were created, no conditions. Can a person receive the Gospel before they existed?
I don't care where you are running

deal with the catch 22 your theology involves you in
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
I don't care where you are running

deal with the catch 22 your theology involves you in
You said I'm running. I'm running to the truth of Election as it is revealed in the scripture of truth. It took place before the foundation of the world, so it was before anyone else had being so no one can have occasion to boast. Eph 1 4
 

Kampioen

Active member
It's proven by default since the election was made by God before the foundation of the world before He made them into existence. There's nothing for Him to see them do if they don't exist to do anything.
And by default God encompasses all time, correct? .. not just limited to the past to have to wait it through.

God by default can create genuine libertarian outcome from the foundation of the world that turns out how He says.

That is why in the middle of a predestinarian passage God says it is **because** (libertarian) they sought not by faith (Rom 9:32).

Otherwise you leave out half the Scriptures, which you do. That is the problem.
 

JDS

Well-known member
The natural man cannot receive and understand the things of the Spirit of God 1 Cor 2 14. The Gospel is hidden from the lost 2 Cor 4:3-4
I am going to take the time to teach you an important truth about studying the word of God. The idea is to examine every word and believe the words. Try to find out how God uses words because if he is nothing else, he is consistent. I will use 2 Cor 3-4 that you have referenced as my point.

2 Cor 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

First of all, Paul wrote this letter. He is the apostle to the gentiles and he is a Jew. His job is to make everyone understand what God is doing in this age when gentiles for the first time in history have been included into the redemptive plan of God because of the unbelief of Israel, to whom all his promises of salvation were given and through whom all his salvation purposes were made. Only a remnant of the Israelites believed and so God the Father gave to Jesus Christ all the Israelites who would believe in him. They were all the Father's and the Father could give them to his Son if he wanted to. And he did want to. Remember, Israel were the LOST sheep, scattered on a hundred hills and without a shepherd. All the Israelites who would come to Christ did come to him and yet his house was not full. So, what did God do? He included the gentiles who would come. The gentiles were not lost. They were never God's people or sheep or anything else. The metaphor for gentiles is "DOGS." That is the long and the short of it. In all of Paul's 13 letters to gentiles he did not one time refer to them as being "lost." They were not lost, they were unsaved. They were sinners. They were under the authority of governments who were under the ruling principles of Satan for the most part. When we get to this passage in 2 Cor 4 and find the word lost being used, it is well for us to look at those to whom he refers and keep in context.

The chapter begins with the word "therefore." This means Paul is not beginning a new thought with these words but that he is drawing a conclusion from what he has just said. He is adding information that requires we read the previous thoughts that he wrote down. So, why don't we just do that. I am going to quote those thought here;

2 Cor 3:1 Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?
2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:

Transitioning from the Old Testament to the New and drawing a contrast. The difference is the operative principle of divine dealing of OT law and NT righteousness. It i works in the old and a gift in the new.

8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?
9 For if the ministration of condemnation (The OT) be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.
11 For if that which is done away (the OT) was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:(There was glory in the OT but very pale compared to the NT)

Their eyes were not blinded that they could not look upon the new, but their minds were blinded so they could not look.

14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
16 Nevertheless when it (their heart) shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The image of the Lord is trinitarian, achieved for any man who believes the gospel of Jesus Christ and achieved by the presence of the Spirit of God dwelling in him.

The next word is THEREFORE. This is the context and it lets us know that God intended for Israel to transition with him from the old to the new. but they refused. All these truths we are given in the beginning of this age are so very important so we can know why God has included gentiles and given us the wonderful privilege of being in his church. What if we did not have this information? Would we know what God is doing?

Lk 14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

The Jews were bidden but the would not come so the gentiles were called to fill his house.

Rom 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 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.

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in

Until, and then what?

26 And so all Israel shall be saved:

The veil will be taken away in the next age for the Jews. I personally am glad to have this information given to me and I want to process it properly.
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
And by default God encompasses all time, correct? .. not just limited to the past to have to wait it through.

God by default can create genuine libertarian outcome from the foundation of the world that turns out how He says.

That is why in the middle of a predestinarian passage God says it is **because** (libertarian) they sought not by faith (Rom 9:32).

Otherwise you leave out half the Scriptures, which you do. That is the problem.
Election took place before the foundation of the world, Eph 1 4, the Election had no being therefore no will to consider!
 
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TomFL

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You said I'm running. I'm running to the truth of Election as it is revealed in the scripture of truth. It took place before the foundation of the world, so it was before anyone else had being so no one can have occasion to boast. Eph 1 4
And you are

every time you seek to hide your beliefs

every time you avoid replying to rebuttal

every time you resort to a change of topic
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
And you are

every time you seek to hide your beliefs

every time you avoid replying to rebuttal

every time you resort to a change of topic
My beliefs are here for public viewing, I have posted them. How can I hide them. I take time to explain them, but you evade that aspect. Now Election took place before the foundation of the world Eph 1 4, before men had their physical being, so it's unconditional.
 

preacher4truth

Well-known member
My beliefs are here for public viewing, I have posted them. How can I hide them. I take time to explain them, but you evade that aspect. Now Election took place before the foundation of the world Eph 1 4, before men had their physical being, so it's unconditional.
The above isn't totally true, it is only partially true.

The fact remains when you are called to openly state your beliefs you won't do it. That doesn't reflect the character of a true teacher as per 2 Corinthians 4:2.

I'm also fully aware that you brush aside clear Scriptures which refute you, for example 1 Corinthians 6:11.

Your accusation that we ("Calvinists") don't believe we are justified by faith in Christ alone is bearing false witness. Therefore I'm not only concerned about your biblical errors, your refusal to be corrected by the word (2 Timothy 3:16-4:2) but also about your bearing false witness which is a reflection of your character. I draw from all this that you are disrespectful toward others.
 
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TomFL

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My beliefs are here for public viewing, I have posted them. How can I hide them. I take time to explain them, but you evade that aspect. Now Election took place before the foundation of the world Eph 1 4, before men had their physical being, so it's unconditional.
So why do you run when asked questions
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
The above isn't totally true, it is only partially true.

The fact remains when you are called to openly state your beliefs you won't do it. That doesn't reflect the character of a true teacher as per 2 Corinthians 4:2.

I'm also fully aware that you brush aside clear Scriptures which refute you, for example 1 Corinthians 6:11.

Your accusation that we ("Calvinists") don't believe we are justified by faith in Christ alone is bearing false witness. Therefore I'm not only concerned about your biblical errors, your refusal to be corrected by the word (2 Timothy 3:16-4:2) but also about your bearing false witness which is a reflection of your character. I draw from all this that you are disrespectful toward others.
My beliefs are here for public viewing.. Do you want to discuss my view on election? If there's anything about any thread I started we can discuss it further heads up.
 
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TomFL

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My beliefs are here for public viewing.. Do you want to discuss my view on election? If there's anything about any thread I started we can discuss it further heads up.
You can start with your belief unbelievers partake of the fruit of the spirit
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
You can start with your belief unbelievers partake of the fruit of the spirit
This thread is about election. But if you like,start a thread with my statement highlighted "unbelievers partake of the fruit of the spirit" We can discuss it !
 
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TomFL

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This thread is about election. But if you like,start a thread with my statement highlighted "unbelievers partake of the fruit of the spirit" We can discuss it !
Its false and nowhere stated in the bible

and you posted it in this op you keep saying to discuss

Now you you want to move it somewhere else
 

brightfame52

Well-known member
Some are, but as several have noted you dodge answering questions as to your beliefs publicly, an earmark of false teachers. Read again 2 Corinthians 2-4.

Any honest gospel preacher would answer openly. You have much to hide and use underhanded ways.
Yes some are. The ones I have publically made known I'm willing to discuss.
 
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