Sunday, July 5, 2015



PREDESTINED IS NOT PRESELECTED BY STEVE FINNELL

God predestined that the church of Christ would received salvation. God did not preselect every individual that was to be saved.
If God selected each individual for salvation, then that would mean He selected every other person to be lost.

Ephesians 1:4-13 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. He predestined us to adoption as sons  through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to to the kind intention of His will, ........13 In Him you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation---having also believed, you were seal in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Who was predestined? Those who believed were predestined. God's will was that all who believed would be saved.

WHOM DID GOD WANT TO BE SAVED?

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten  Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

God loves the whole world, not just a preselected few.

1 Timothy 2:5-6 ...that man Jesus Christ, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.

Jesus paid the ransom for all men, not just for a preselected few.

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ....God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

God wants all men to be saved, not just those who believe they have been preselected for salvation.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

The Lord does not wish for any to perish. God does not preselect men to spend eternity in hell. Men go there by choice. If God preselected who was going to be the saved and lost, then He would not have to be patient.

Matthew 10:32-33 "Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven.

Everyone who confesses Jesus will be saved. Everyone who denies Jesus will be lost. Salvation is a choice, it is not a mandate. God does not preselect men to confess Jesus nor to deny Him.

Hebrew 2:9....Jesus...so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

Jesus died for everyone, not just for those who embrace the doctrines of John Calvin.

Romans 10:13 for "Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.''

The apostle Paul did not say whoever has been preselected for salvation and calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Acts 17:30-31 Therefore having overlooked times of ignorance,God is now declaring to men that people everywhere should repent....

Why would God tell men who had been preselected to be lost, to repent? Why? Because there is no preselection. Why? Because the gospel is available to all men, not just a preselected few.

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,

God's grace is available to all men who hear the gospel and obey God's terms for pardon. THERE IS NO PRESELECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FOR SALVATION!

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