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- Today, 14:40
- Oct 18, 2012
Re: Enlightenment & The Will to Power
And I also said:
Well, you probably MISSED the CONTEXT.You said that only God knows whom (*glances over at Bronto*) he chooses.
Then you said that you know you have been chosen.
This means that you are either contradicting yourself, or you believe you are God.
If God has purposefully left the majority in dark and given a select few the ability to help them see the light, then quite frankly, God is an asshole and I want no part in his silly game of enlightenment.
Apatheism all the way. ^^
To which, I responded:I genuinely do not understand what the point of preaching to those who have not been so similarly chosen is.
Now does that make more sense?God knows who he chose from before time began, but WE don't.
If we knew exactly who God chose, we would only preach to them. But God has NOT revealed that to us.
God says to preach the Gospel to all men everywhere. And those who are CHOSEN will believe, in due time.
Everyone else will not.
It's that simple.
Nobody was a BELIEVER straight out of the WOMB.
Anyone who comes to faith does so IN TIME, as the Gospel is REVEALED to them IN GOD'S WORD.
And I also said:
Yes. I DO know that I've been chosen.
I BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, and BELIEVE the Word of God, which CLEARLY says that BELIEVERS were CHOSEN in Christ from eternity.
Here's just a handful of Scriptures that declare this truth:
For whom He foreknew, He also predestinedto be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
2 Thess 2:13
But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will