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In the Eternal Justification of God's Elect, it lies in this, there has been from everlasting [Ps103:17] the immutable counsel of God, that He would not Impute Sin, nor Punish sin, nor bring under condemnation of His Law, hence in this lies their Justification from everlasting Rom 8:33-34
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
This being True Paul could write to Chosen ones of 1 Thess 5:9
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Or it can read :He did not decree us to be subject to wrath! Like He did the Vessels of wrath Rom 9:22
22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
That word fitted is the greek word katartizō:
to render, i.e. to fit, sound, complete
a) to mend (what has been broken or rent), to repair
1) to complete
b) to fit out, equip, put in order, arrange, adjust
1) to fit or frame for one's self, prepare
c) ethically: to strengthen, perfect, complete, make one what he ought to be
Which has a very similar definition as the word appointed in 1 Thess 5:9 which is the greek word tithémi:
I put, place, lay, set, fix, establish.
And these are Eternal Decisions Made by God in His Eternal Purpose before the world began.
They were not appointed to wrath because God had appointed in their place and stead, their Surety Shepherd to wrath 1 Pet 1:20
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
It is true that He was chosen and foreordained (destined and foreknown for it) before the foundation of the world, but He was brought out to public view (made manifest) in these last days (at the end of the times) for the sake of you. AMP
Our English word foreordain means also:
to ordain or appoint beforehand
to predestine; predetermine.
Christ was appointed to wrath for the Sheep before the world began, which means they were not appointed to wrath.
They were instead appointed to obtain Salvation by Their Shepherd Jesus Christ.
The same Salvation Paul means here 2 Tim 2:10
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
Notice also that its for the Elect, for they were never appointed to wrath but to Eternal Glory, as the Vessels of Mercy they were made. Rom 9:23
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
This Is Eternal Justification from sin before the world began ! 95
Where are the opponents of eternal justification ?