Refuting Wicked Calvinism / Reformed Theology
Calvinism/”Reformed Theology” is one of the most wicked false doctrines that has ever been spewed!
We have done a 5 week study on this lie from the pit of hell. Be edified by this teaching.
Intro To The Error Of Calvinism GMFC Bible Study – Refuting Calvinism – Intro to the Error of Calvinism – 7-15-2017.mp3
Refutation Of The Calvinist TULIP Part 1 T-U-L GMFC Bible Study – Refuting Calvinism – Refutation of the Calivinist TULIP Part 1 T-U-L – 7-22-2017.mp3
Refutation Of The Calvinist TULIP Part 2 I-P GMFC Bible Study – Refuting Calvinism – Refutation of the Calivinist TULIP Part 2 I-P – 7-29-2017.mp3
Biblical Predestination – Foreknowledge & Election GMFC Bible Study – Refuting Calvinism – Biblical Predistination – Foreknowledge & Election – 8-5-2017.mp3
Romans 9 Rightly Divided GMFC Bible Study – Refuting Calvinism – Romans 9 Rightly Divided – 8-12-2017.mp3
“Irresistible Grace” Heresy!
God’s grace is unmerited but NOT unconditional!
Act 7:51 “Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. 52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers”
Act 13:44-46 “And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.”
Mat 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!”
Luk 13:34 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!”
Tit 2:11-15 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to ALL MEN, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”
1Co 15:9-10 “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
Living by Grace
Act 24:14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
Act 24:15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
Act 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Col 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
2Co 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
Jas 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jas 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Jas 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Talking to a Christian Church
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2Co 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Grace is for Overcoming the World
2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Obedience and Workout your OWN SALVATION….
Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
We must CONTINUE in GOD’s grace!
Act 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen(physically) the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
Act 13:42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
Act 13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Act 14:19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.
Act 14:20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
Act 14:21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and EXHORTING THEM TO CONTINUE IN THE FAITH, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
People who were not strongly continuing in the faith are stagnant and in great danger of hellfiire!
Heb 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, AFTER YE HAVE DONE THE WILL OF GOD, ye might receive the promise.
Heb 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
Heb 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Heb 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
2Ti 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Ti 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
2Ti 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
1Ki 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
2Pe 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
Heb_2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Gal 5:4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
COMMAND for CHRISTIANS:
1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1st Corinthians 9:23 – 10:14 the Israilites were overthrown…. God will do with us the same if we fall despite the great salvation we had!
1st Cor 6:9-10, 8:11, etc…
2 Timothy 2:10 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.
OUR OWN SINS ARE NOT LISTED HERE THAT DO SEPARATE US FROM JESUS!
Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Rom 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Rom 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Rom 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If one SINS they will die!
Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
1Jn 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
1Jn 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1Jn 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
1Jn 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1Jn 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1Jn 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Heb 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Heb 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Heb 3:15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
If one was “elect”, “predestined”, “once saved always saved” this warning would be foolish!
2Pe 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
2Pe 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
2Pe 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge(epignōsis G1922) of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2Pe 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known(epiginōskō G1921) the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
2Pe 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
Jud 1:20 But ye, beloved, BUILDING UP YOURSELVES on your most HOLY FAITH, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Jud 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Jud 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
Jud 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Jud 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
Jud 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Calvinists wrest scripture to their own destruction!
2Pe 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Very important words that many wrest, to their own destruction. PREDESTINATION – FOREKNOWLEDGE – ELECTION – CHOSEN – CALLED
Romans 8 is the climax of the entire bible as it talks about the great salvation that belongs to those who are abiding in Christ and have obtained by obedience (free will). God has made salvation to mankind and it shows the complete salvation and redemption, coming to glory that is ours (obedient believers) in Christ. This is what Paul is outlining it in Romans 8:
Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Rom 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Rom 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified(if you answer the call): and whom he justified, them he also glorified. (we can back out whenever we want, God will not IF we continue to obey and stay on the narrow path)
Rom 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Rom 8:33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. (false accusers have no say in final judgement-no man can successfully charge you).
Rom 8:34 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. (He only makes intercession for those who are under His authority. Those who have obedience, a broken heart over sin, etc). No MAN can separate you, but you can leave HIS grace.
Isa 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Jesus is acquainted with our grief. He is the Master Physician.
Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Jesus glorifies those who obey His commandments (John 14:15). He is your friend IF you keep his commandments (John 15:14). Then:
1Pe 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
1Pe 5:11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
There is a FUTURE hope for CHRISTIANS with a redeemed body. This is written to obedient (Christians).
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation(revealing) of the sons of God.
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now(from the result of the fall and wicked men).
Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Rom 8:24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? (future event)
Rom 8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
2Ti 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
1Pe 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1Pe 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God THROUGH FAITH (YOUR OBEDIENCE) unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1Pe 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:(TRIALS – SUFFERING – PERSECUTION)
1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
1Pe 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1Pe 1:9 Receiving the END OF YOUR FAITH, even the SALVATION of your souls.
2Ti 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2Ti 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
2Ti 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us(Christians) in Christ Jesus before the world began, (HIS OWN PURPOSE & GRACE WAS GIVEN (MADE AVAILABLE – A WAY) TO BELIEVERS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN)
2Ti 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
2Ti 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
2Ti 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day(when Christ returns).
Was this given to those who by free will believe and obey Christ or was is some” Elect” or “predestened” like the calvinists believe?
FOREKNOWLEDGE NOT USED HERE BUT PREMEDITATION IS (Strongs 4304) promeletaō From G4253 and G3191; to premeditate: – meditate before. (Biblical predestination)
1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained(G-4253 PREMEDITATION) before the world unto our glory:
1Co 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
1Co 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for THEM THAT LOVE HIM (ROM 8:28).
1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
What was ordained “before the world” was NOT unconditional election! It was hidden (GODLY) wisdom, the Christian life, the promises of God and the spiritual understanding (truth of God). It was about bringing people into glory based on Christ’s suffering. It’s biblical to say God’s plan was to predestinate salvation (GOD’S PLAN FOR CHRIST TO SUFFER FOR THE “ELECT” – THE TRUE BELIEVERS WHO OBEY WITH THEIR FREE WILL)…
1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pe 1:20 Who verily was foreordained (G4267 proginōskō – foreknew) before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
From G4253 and G1097; to know beforehand, that is, foresee: – foreknow (ordain), know (before).
Who is the “he” and “us”? Was it an”unconditionally elected people” or a promise which all had access to by their own free will?
Tit 1:1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith(action) of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
Tit 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Tit 1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
Since eternal life was promised before life began, then eternal life can be classified as God’s purpose thus he “foreknew”… Christ died for all and anyone can be God’s elect IF they meet the conditions! Any man can enter into His (((PURPOSE))) which He foreknew.
Isa 53:6 ALL we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us ALL.
Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for EVERY MAN.
Mar_16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to EVERY CREATURE. (IMAGINE THE DEMONIC NATURE GOD WOULD HAVE TO HAVE IF WE PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE A LIE THAT IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ALL). WICKED!
Eternal life is offered to ALL. Any man who answers God’s calling is the “elect” and whom God “foreknew”, who was “predestined”. It’s possible for someone who Christ died for to fall away to hell.
1Co 8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
2Pe 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Acts 17 commands all men to seek Him and all to repent!
ALL CONDITIONS IN THE VERSES BELOW. FREE WILL…. One MUST forsake evil deeds to come to the LIGHT.
Joh 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
Joh 3:15 That WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Joh 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF / DISOBEDIENCE, NOT PREDESTINATION)!
Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Joh 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Joh 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not(DOES NOT OBEY) the Son shall not see life; but the WRATH of God abideth on him.
1Jn 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
1Jn 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Promises are made to all but not all receive the Son.
1Pe 2:4 To whom coming(JESUS), as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen(G1588,9 ELECT – CHOSEN) of God, and precious,
1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up SPIRIUAL SACRIFICES, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1Pe 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect(G1588), precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
1Pe 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1Pe 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. (THOSE DISOBEDIENT TO HIS WORD)
1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen(eG1588 elect) generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which HAD NOT obtained mercy, but NOW HAVE obtained mercy.
Calvinists claim the “elect” are from eternity past! Peter refutes that above!
CHRIST has been chosen by God, is elect & precious and His people who have believed on Him are NOW an elect people yet they were NOT before as you can see clearly in the verse we just read! They had NOT obtained mercy in times past but NOW they have obtained mercy by obedience.
Joh 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Joh 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not(DOES NOT OBEY) the Son shall not see life; but the WRATH of God abideth on him.
One BECOMES elect by their OWN FREE WILL!
Mat 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
Mat 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Mat 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come(FREE WILL).
Mat 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
Mat 22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Mat 22:6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
Mat 22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Mat 22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Mat 22:9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Mat 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
Mat 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Mat 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Mat 22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen(G1588 elect).
Those who disobeyed did not heed the Kings directions. Many were invited but few would abide in the marriage feast. Not because of some false predestination, but for not answering the King’s call. They were not properly prepared for the wedding.
Rev_19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and FAITHFUL – KEPT THE FAITH – ENDURED TIL THE END). GOD’S CHOOSING IS AND HAS BEEN ALWAYS CONDITIONAL.
Heb_5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Joh 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
Joh 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
His people who are IN the faith… remain, continue, endure, abide, etc.
The Book of Ephesians – God has a special purpose. The calling He has for His church and what is at stake for his church… which He designed (purposed/predestined) according to his foreknowledge for the CHURCH as a whole. NOT for INDIVIDUALS! HE has provided a MEANS to one to get there. There is a END for the people who will obey ’til the end. There is an end HE has for His people but every single Christian enter into that purpose and not all that enter remain. The DESIGN / WAY is there, its up to this individual to take the way of salvation.
Eph 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Eph 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Col_1:10 That ye might WALK WORTHY of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
NO GUARANTEES TO A CHRISTIAN… YOU MUST ENDURE
Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Eph 5:3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Eph 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Eph 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Eph 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
THERE IS A CONSTANT BATTLE! IF ONE IS “ELECTED” TO SALVATION, THERE WOULD BE NO SPIRITUAL BATTLE!
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
ANOTHER GOOD CHAPTER HEBREWS CHAPTER 12 (WE MUST ENDURE THE CROSS)
Heb 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Heb 12:8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Heb 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Heb 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Heb 12:12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
Heb 12:13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
Heb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Heb_12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that OBEY HIM;
Romans Chapter 9 – Rightly Divided
Calvin got his wicked doctrine from Augustine (the wicked catholic), Spurgeon continued it as well as many others. Paul Washer, RC Sproul, Tim Conway, John Piper, John MacArthur, Voddie Baucham, etc, etc are all modern day ministers of satan spewing the lies of calvinism.
Romans 9-11 are chapters on how a Christian should see and unbelieving Jew. Do they automatically get a pass or do they have to truly repent, believe and receive Christ Jesus as the Messiah? We will debunk the wicked judaizers in this study. God is not a slave to any people group nor a respecter of persons. No one can demand God’s salvation due to genealogy.
Romans is a doctrinal study to new believers in the Christian faith. Chapter 9 is explaining the place for the Jew as the Gentiles now have access to salvation.
Rom 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
Rom 9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
Rom 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: (Paul was an inraelite (Jew)
Rom 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
Rom 9:5 Whose are the fathers(Abraham, Isaac, Jacob), and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 9:6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
Rom 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Rom 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. (this has always been the case as Paul will show from the OT, that God’s children were not because of ethnicity – never has been. They had privileges but it did not mean they would be saved)! This verse is speaking to those who obey(meet) the covenant.
Remember Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
Act 5:32 “And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.”
Rom 9:9 For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.
Rom 9:10 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
Rom 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand(just saying God’s purpose according to election is not contradicted). (These verses show a people group He chose to work through, not salvation of individuals)(This is a rebuke to the Jews that though their wrong approach and saying God was their debtor), not of works, but of him that calleth;)
Rom 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
Rom 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. (Malachi 1: 1,2,3) This is not speaking of God having an ill will towards Esau, but the reaction to Esau’s will. God did not choose Esau to damnation and Jacob to salvation. The words hated and loved are often connected with choice.
“Mat 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Mal 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
Mal 1:2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, (talking about a nation)
Mal 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste (talking about a nation) for the dragons of the wilderness.
Esau never served Jacob in his life. Speaking about descendents:
Rom 9:12 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
(Choosing nations)… it’s talking about their descendents. NOT individual salvation and not through every son of Abraham, they can’t earn that right by the wrong approach. It’s no strange thing that God does not work through every son of Abraham. They can’t earn that right with the wrong approach that the Jews had at that time.
Rom 9:14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
God is clearing up misconceptions that one may have from previous verses. God does not abritairely accept or reject individuals. God is JUST. God is bound by His own law. God does NOT respect persons! If God did that, He would be unrighteous.
God is NOT the author of evil! Isaiah 45:7 is talking about judgement and calamity (as in Sodom & Gomorrah and it was perfectly righteous and JUST), not moral evil! He judged with calamity… John 8:44 says Satan is the LIAR and creator of it! God is bound to righteousness Calvinism is a wicked lie.
The carnal mind = death. This is the reason men hate God. Calvinism has men hating God because HE made them. (RUBBISH)! Rom 8:7 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Rom 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. (God’s mercy is based on conditions. The true children of God are those who find mercy).
Deu 13:17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
Deu 13:18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
This is why the Jews were rejected…who did not have a broken spirit and contrite heart.
Psa 51:16-17 “For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”
Psa 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting UPON THEM THAT FEAR HIM, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
Psa 103:18 TO SUCH THAT KEEP HIS COVENANT, and to those THAT REMEMBER HIS COMMANDMENTS AND DO THEM.
Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Gal 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.(THE JEWS WERE WRONGLY GLORYING IN PHYSICAL CIRCUMCISION)
Gal 6:16 And AS MANY AS WALK ACCORDING TO THIS RULE, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
We MUST wilfully submit to Him and endure ’til the end in holiness conforming to Christ. God’s mercy is not arbitrary. Those that meet the conditions find it. God is not going to make exceptions who do not meet these conditions. We must seek remissions of sins through His blood as we obey.
The following passage also kills the “perseverance of the saints” / OSAS false doctrine too! Even though Paul had been born-again he clearly states here he can lose salvation if he does not run the race in obedience “til the end.
1Co 9:23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
1Co 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So RUN, that ye may obtain. (We need to run according to God’s redemptive plan)!
1Co 9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
1Co 9:26 I therefore so RUN, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
1Co 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a CASTAWAY. (One must RUN and endue lest they become a CASTAWAY)!
Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us RUN with patience the race that is set before us,
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross(WE MUST BEAR OUR OWN CROSS), despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
WE HAVE TO RUN THE RACE ACCORDING TO THE MESSIAH AND HIS COMMANDS. ONE HAS TO RECEIVE JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOUR AND RUN THE RACE.
2Ti 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
2Ti 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH:
2Ti 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Heb 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM.”
Paul is going to get into what about those who don’t find mercy & compassion. What is the reason?
Rom 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.
Rom 9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
Rom 9:18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth(the opposite of finding mercy). Example is Pharaoh who fought God at every step by his own free will, one who DESERVED judgement! Was this not Pharoah’s fault? OF COURSE! The wicked calvinist say Pharoah never had a choice. The opposite was true. Pharaoh, by his own free will, was disobedient and REJECTED God and received so many chances to repent! The destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 is another example of the fault of sinners!
God was not preventing Pharoah to find mercy. This was all Pharoah’s free will.
Exo 9:13 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Exo 9:14 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth.
Exo 9:15 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth.
Exo 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Exo 9:17 As yet EXHALTEST THOU THYSELF against my people(FREE WILL), that thou wilt not let them go? (DISOBEDIENT JUST LIKE THE UNBELIEVING JEWS WERE DOING)
Exo 9:18 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
Exo 9:19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.
Exo 9:20 He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
Exo 9:21 And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
Exo 9:22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
Exo 9:23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
Exo 9:24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Exo 9:25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
Exo 9:26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.
Exo 9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
Exo 9:28 Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.
Exo 9:29 And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD’S.
Exo 9:30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.
Exo 9:31 And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
Exo 9:32 But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.
Exo 9:33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
Exo 9:34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, HE SINNED YET MORE(FREE WILL), and HARDENED HIS HEART, HE AND HIS SERVANTS. (PHAROAH COULD HUMBLED HIMSELF AND OBEYED THE LORD)
Exo 9:35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.
HARDNESS IS NOT GOD KEEPING A MAN FROM BELIEVING AND IT’S THE SINNERS FAULT. CALVINISTS ARE LIARS. THE FOLLOWING WAS WRITTEN ABOUT THE SAME TIME AS ROMANS.
Act 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Act 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
AGAIN FREE WILL
Heb 3:7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,
Heb 3:8 HARDEN NOT YOUR HEARTS, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
WHAT A HATEFUL GOD IF HE LED PEOPLE TO REPENTANCE AND THEN HARDENED THEIR HEARTS!
Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Rom 2:5 But after THY hardness and IMPENITENT HEART treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; (THE HARDENING OF THE HEART IS GOD PULLING BACK LIGHT IN RIGHTEOUSNESS & JUSTICE WHEN ONE HAS NOT CHOSEN TO SEE OR HEAR THE LIGHT THEY ALREADY HAVE)
Rom 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Rom 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
ROMANS 9 TEACHES THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT CALVINISTS TEACH. GOD WILL NOT STOP ONE WHO IS DISOBEDIENT. THIS IS WHAT WE SEE WITH PHARAOH AND THE JEWS.
God will not stop someone from pursuing! God’s “hardening” is Him withholding his Grace (REVELATION AND LIGHT) from willful sinners!
Luk 19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
JESUS BLAMES THE JEWS THEMSELVES & THEIR OWN DISOBEDIENCE TO HIM. THESE WERE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT JESUS SAID IN CHAPTER 13(Luk 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!) JESUS WOULD HAVE TO BE THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITE AND LIAR IF THE CALVINISTS WERE RIGHT! HE WANTED THEM TO SEE WHO HE WAS BUT THEY WERE DISOBEDIENT. CALVINISM SAYS GOD WILL FORCE THEM TO REPENT…LIARS!
PETER UNDERSTOOD JESUS WAS THE CHRIST IN MATTHEW 16 BECAUSE HE WAS FAITHFUL. MANY HAD A FALSE FAITH FROM SEEING MIRACLES, ETC. GOD GAVE HIM THE FURTHER REVELATION THAT JESUS WAS THE MESSIAH WHEREAS THE JEWS WERE BLINDED TO THAT AS THEY DID NOT BELIEVE IN JESUS AND THUS KEPT TEACHING THE “WORKS OF THE LAW”. Mat 16:17 “And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.”
GOD WILL NOT STEP INTO PREVENT YOU FROM NOT BELIEVING /OBEYING. GOD DID NOT ENCOURAGE PHAROAH TO DO EVIL BUT HE DID NOT STOP HIM EITHER. PHARAOH WAS SO STUBBORN AND DISOBEDIENT, NO MATTER WHETHER BROUGHT THE PLAGUES OR STOPPED THE, PHARAOH WOULD HAVE STILL USED IT EITHER WAY TO REBEL AGAINST GOD.
THOSE WHO ARE CONTENT ON THEIR OWN IDEAS AND ARE NOT LISTENING TO GOD WILL FEEL GOD’S JUSTICE AS WE SEE BELOW.
Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
WE PRIMARILY LEARN ABOUT THE FATHER BY OBEYING THE SCRIPTURES/COMMANDS OF GOD.
Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath HEARD, AND HATH LEARNED OF THE FATHER, cometh unto me.
WE SEE GOD TURNING FROM PEOPLE AND WE SEE THOSE WHO ARE BEING FAITHFUL TO THE LIGHT THEY HAVE GIVEN MORE
Act 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
Act 13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
Act 13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
Act 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained(APPOINTED) to eternal life believed. (they were faithful with the light their were given)
Luk 8:18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever HATH, to him shall be GIVEN; and whosoever HATH NOT, from him shall be TAKEN even that which he seemeth to have.
Psa 81:10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: OPEN THY MOUTH WIDE, and I will fill it.
Psa 81:11 BUT MY PEOPLE would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
Psa 81:12 So (THEN) I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
John speaking to Jews that were hardening their OWN hearts. GOD WANTS THEM TO REPENT EVEN WHILE HARDENING THEIR HEARTS DUE TO DISOBEDIENCE. JESUS IS SPEAKING TO THE JEWS HERE WHO ARE NOT HEEDING THE LIGHT THEY HAVE AND HE IS CALLING THEM TO REPENT LEST FURTHER DARKNESS COME UPON THEM. WE WILL SEE BLINDNESS AND HARDENING HERE.
Joh 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
Joh 12:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
Joh 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: (NOT WAKING IN THE LIGHT THEY HAVE)
Joh 12:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?
Joh 12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
Joh 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. (Acts 28 & Isaiah 6)
Joh 12:41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
Rom 9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Rom 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? (this is spoken to the unbelieving critic (jew). This is not arbitrary. GOD CAN CHOOSE TO USE THE WICKED FOR HIS OWN PURPOSE BUT THIS IS AFTER THE SINNER HAS CHOSEN TO DISOBEY)
LOOK HOW OPPOSITE THIS IS TO THE ACCURSED CALVIN DOCTRINE
Jer 18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Jer 18:2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Jer 18:5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Jer 18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
Jer 18:7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
Jer 18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, TURN FROMM THEIR EVIL, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
Jer 18:9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
Jer 18:10 If it do EVIL in my sight, that it OBEY NOT MY VOICE, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
Jer 18:11 Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you(because they were chosing evil that they could have repented of), and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
Jer 18:19 Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.
Jer 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them. (A CALVIN DEATH VERSE!!!)
People are vessels of wrath because they CHOOSE not to repent. We were all vessels of wrath at one point!
Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Tit 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Tit 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Col 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
Col 3:7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
Col 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Rom 9:22 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: (ENDURING WITH LONGSUFFERING WITH NO CHANCE OF REPENTANCE IS MOCKERY)
Rom 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy(THOSE WHO REPENTED AS WE WILL SEE IN THE NEXT VERSES), which he had afore prepared unto glory,(not talking to predestined people but those who responded to the Gospel call)
Rom 9:24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?(WHO USED TO BE VESSELS OF WRATH) GOD HAD TO JUDGE THE JEWS FOR THEIR REJECTION OF CHRIST AND TO MAKE A NEW COVENANT WITH JEWS AND GENTILES THAT WAS EXCLUDING MUCH OF THE NATURAL ISRAELITES(THE UNBELIEVERS)
Rom 9:25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, WHICH WERE NOT MY PEOPLE; and her beloved, which was not beloved. (not talking to a predestined people but those who responded to the Gospel call).
THOSE WHO HAVE ANSWERED THE GOSPEL CALL ARE THOSE WHO ARE VESSELS OF MERCY. BEING JEWISH ALONE DOES NOT GET YOU ACCEPTED WITH GOD NOT DOES BEING A GENTILE MEAN YOU CAN’T ENTER GOD’S COVENANT BUT YOU DO HAVE TO WORSHIP THE GOD OF THE JEWS. PSALM 85:6. GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS AND HAS NEVER BEEN! OBEDIENT FAITH IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN. THE PERFECT BELIEVERS IN CHRIST WERE NOT ETERNAL VESSELS OF MERCY BUT USED TO BE VESSELS OF WRATH. NOW BY OBEDIENCE THEY ARE VESSELS OF MERCY.
Rom 9:26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
THE TOPIC OF THE ENTIRE CHAPTER HAS NEVER CHANGED. IT SHOULD NOT BE STRANGE THAT UNBELIEVING ISRAELITES ARE CUT OFF FROM GOD’S COVENANT. THEY WERE ALWAYS ISRAELITES WHEN GOD REJECTED THEM AND JUDGED FOR THEIR DISOBEDIENCE.
Rom 9:27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a REMNANT shall be saved:
Rom 9:28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness:(HE DIDN’T GIVE THE DISOBEDIENT JEWS THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO REPENT) because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
Rom 9:29 And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
Rom 9:30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. (PAUL COULD HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT CALVINIST PREDESTINATION HERE AND HE ABSOLUTELY DID NOT)!
WE SEE HERE HOW THE JEWS STUMBLED AT CHRIST AND MISSED THEIR OWN MESSIAH BY THEIR UNLAWFUL USE OF THE LAW THEY DID NOT SUBMIT TO.
Rom 9:31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
Rom 9:32 Wherefore?(WHY?) Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;(CHRIST)
Rom 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
THOSE WHO BELIEVED THE LAW TRULY WERE POINTED TO CHRIST. THOSE WHO WEREN’T WERE STUMBLED. THE WICKED ARE WICKED BECAUSE THEY ARE WORKERS OF INIQUITY. ANY JEW THAT WAS TRULY OBEDIENT TO THE LAW OF MOSES WAS EASILY ABLE TO COME INTO CHRIST. THE ONES THAT WEREN’T HEEDING THE LAW OF MOSES DID NOT COME TO JESUS AS THEY WERE NOT PREPARED.
Luk 13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
Luk 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Luk 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
Luk 13:26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
Luk 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
SPEAKING TO THE JEWS
Joh 5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
Joh 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
Joh 5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?
WE SEE THE CONDITIONS THE JEWS THAT WERE ZEALOUS AND WERE SEEKING TO KNOW THE ORDINANCES OF THE LAW, FASTING, ETC TO TRY TO PLEASE GOD BUT THESE VERY SAME PEOPLE WERE NOT KEEPING GOD’S SABBATH, THEY WERE OPPRESSING THE POOR, NOT HELPING THE NEEDY, THEY WERE LYING, ETC. THEY HAD A VIEW ODF OF THE LAW THAT WAS VERY SHALLOW (JUST LIKE THE FALSE CHURCH ON THE STREET CORNER THAT IS PREVALENT TODAY). MERCY, JUDGMENT AND FAITH THEY OMITTED.
ISAIAH CHAPTERS 58 & 59
MATT CHAPTERS 5-7 (THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL HAD A VERY SHALLOW VIEW OF THE LAW THAT CAME FROM THE SHALLOW SELF-JUSTIFYING LEADERS, JUST LIKE TODAY). SINNING “PASTORS” LEADING A HELLBOUND SINNING “CHURCH”.
Mat 5:20 “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
WE SEE ON THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD’S TRUE LAW WITH THE FALSE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES. THEY WERE VERY ZEALOUS OF THE CEREMONIES BUT DID NOT TRULY TURN TO GOD WITH THEIR OWN HEART (SIMILAR TO THE WICKED CATHOLICS). YOU NEED TO BE TOTALLY SOLD OUT IN THOUGHT, WORD AND DEED TO BE RIGHT WITH JESUS.
In Matthew chapter 3 John the Baptist rebuked the Jewish people, especially the Jewish leaders:
Mat 3:9 “And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.”
THE UNBELIEVING JEWS WERE CAST OUT OF GOD’S COVENANT. UNTIL THEY REPENT TOWARDS GOD AND BELIEVE IN AND SUBMIT TO THE CONDITION OF HIS COVENANT (RECEIVE JESUS’ BLOOD ATONEMENT FOR THEIR SINS) THE JEWS END UP IN HELLFIRE OTHERWISE.
THIS IS WHAT’S EXPRESSED IN ROMANS 9-11.
READ ROMANS CHAPTERS 10 & 11. YOU WILL SEE THE UNBELIEVING JEW IS NOT ELECT DUE TO HIS OWN DISOBEDIENCE TO THEIR VERY OWN SCRIPTURE. THE APOSTLES SPEAK ABOUT AND PRAY FOR THESE WILLINGLY NON-ELECT JEWS TO TRULY BELIEVE AND SEE THE GENTILES FAITH. OTHERWISE, THEIR “ELECTION” IS REVERSED. SALVATION IS SIMPLY THE RESPONSE TO THE GOSPEL CALL (CONDITIONAL ELECTION). MAN IS IN A PERIOD OF PROBATION WHEN THEY TRULY BELIEVE. YOU ARE NOT ELECTED BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD! YOU MUST OBEY THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE. SIN = DEATH!
The Jews were not “elect” as many did not make it! And you will see those who are in the covenant, even the Gentiles, can lose salvation! God, again, is not a respecter of persons! Whether a “jew” or Christian!
If you believe in ANY of the calvinist false doctrine, you are on the wide road to hellfire. Repent and get right with God. It’s a man-centered doctrine.