Wednesday, June 28, 2006

FOR GOD SO LOVED WHOM?


John 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."


That verse, John 3:16, is probably the most frequently misused and misinterpreted in all of Holy Scripture.

The typical teaching today sounds something like this:
God loved the whole human race so much that He made provision for all men to be saved by having His only begotten son die on the cross. And now it is up to the sinner to believe and thereby have eternal life, or not to believe and thereby perish.

Nothing could be farther from the truth!

The sad part of this misuse and misinterpret is that it deprives the child of God, who in himself is an utterly lost sinner, of the very comfort and solid assurance that this Word of God is intended to convey and, more importantly, it deprives God of the full honor and glory that He deserves for providing such a gracious salvation plan.

Does "the world" mean everyone?

But doesn’t that verse clearly say that God loves the world?

Whether taken as the cosmos or as the human race, doesn’t "the world" (which is from the Greek word Kosmos) clearly cover all men?

In fact, if we are unwilling to say Christ died for all men, aren’t we then placing the infinite love of God under an illegitimate restriction?

To answer this question, let us first examine some other passages of Scripture that contain the term "the world" from the same Greek kosmos.

Prayed for vs. not.

In His high priestly prayer before the disciples, the Lord Jesus says in

John 17:8-9:
For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them, which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

It is evident the “the world” in this passage refers to a different object from that of "the world" in John 3:16. To even consider that our Lord Jesus Christ would refuse to pray for the world that God the Father loved would be blasphemous.Moreover, "the world" in John 17 cannot possibly mean all men because the Lord clearly distinguished “them” who God had given him, who believed that the Father had sent Him and unto whom He had given the gospel-from the world for whom he prayed not. In short, "the world" in John 17 does not include any believer at all.

Temporal vs. eternal.

The same truth is found in I John 2:15-17. There we read:Love not the world, neither the Things that are in the world. If any Man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is In the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of Life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: But he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.Here again, the term “world” obviously cannot possibly mean all human beings. For one thing, would God enjoin His people from loving the same world that He loved? For another, would the world that is the object of God’s love pass away instead of abiding forever? To ask these questions is to answer them.

Hatred vs. love.

Here’s one more passage. In John 15:18,19, the Lord says to His followers:If the world hates you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, therefore the world hateth you.Once more, God differentiates "the world" in this verse from those whom He has chosen out of it. We believers love God, because He first loved us. Obviously, therefore, we cannot be part of the world that hates Jesus.

Does God love everyone?

Speaking of hatred, if we say that God loves all men, and then we must also declare that He hates no man. And if we should teach that, then we would be heretics, for the Bible that speaks of the love of God also speaks of His divine hatred.We read in Psalm 5:4,5, for example: "For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers if iniquity."We also read in Psalm 11:5,6, "The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup."And in Romans 9, a chapter that discusses this subject of God’s sovereign choice in much detail, we read in versus 10 to 13:

And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even By our father Isaac; (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;) It was said unto her, the elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

From all these passages, it is perfectly evident that there is a hatred of God as well as a love of God, and that some men are the object of the divine hatred, while others are the object of the divine love. It thus follows that God does not love all men, and that the term "world" in John 3:16 cannot possibly mean all men.

Did God give His son for everyone?Before I go on further with the question "Whom does God love?" let me point out that the word "so" in John 3:16 is also widely misinterpreted. We are often told that it is used to emphasize the extent of God’s love. Because God loved the world so very much, they say, He gave His only begotten Son.Now that’s not what God is saying at all.

The Greek houtos for "so" means in this manner. The given of His only begotten Son is the manner by which God shows His love for the world. The fact is, God’s love does not come is degrees. It is absolute; it is infinite; it has no limit. Hence, the love of the Almighty God is divinely able to seek, find and save its object.

If, therefore, God gave His only begotten Son to effect salvation for the world that comprises everyone, neither that world nor any part of it can remain lost. Yet, the scriptures themselves teach us plainly that not all men are saved.Moreover, the justice of God demands that all those for whom God gave His only begotten Son must be redeemed. Before the foundation of the world, you see, God hath predestinated a group of people "unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself". Then, in the fullness of time, the Word became flesh so that He might die on the cross for the sin if those whom God had chosen. There is no way this gift of God can be either wholly or partially in vain. And there is no way anyone for whom Christ endured the Cross can end up in Hell.In short, God gave His only begotten Son for the world He loved, but not for all men.

Two opposite worlds.

Let us now face the subject head on by asking: Whom did God love in such a manner that He gave His only begotten Son? To whom does the "world" in John 3:16 refer?We have learned earlier from John 17, I John 2 and John 15 that in those passages, "the world" compromises the whole of reprobate, wicked men. They are those for whom the Lord Jesus refuses to pray, those whom believers are enjoined to love, and those who hate the Lord Jesus and His followers and who will eventually pass away.The world will be condemned to eternal punishment in hell on Judgment Day. God speaks of this in Revelation 3. There, the Lord is encouraging the church in Philadelphia for it has come under much persecution. He says in verse 10:Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee From the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.Here again, we see that the term "all the world" refers to the sum total of all the unbelievers that have ever dwelled in the earth; it does not include any children of God. The latter are those whom God loves and from whom He will keep the hour of temptation, or Judgment day.

The elect of God.

Here in John 3:16, God uses "the world" to denote those who, He so loved that He gave His only begotten Son to pay for their sin. From this juxtaposition, we can thus draw this conclusion: Depending on the context in which it appears "the world" in the Bible refers either to the totality of all God’s elect.According to His purpose, in other words, God views the human race as having two worlds, one comprising all unbelievers, the other, all believers.

Once we understand this principle, we can better see the truth conveyed by such other often-misunderstood versus as:The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world (John 1:29).For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:17)And said unto the women, now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world (John 4:42).And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world (John 12:47).

To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation (II Cor. 5:19).In all the verses above (and many, many others in the Bible, "the world" comprises the entire body of Christ, all those chosen by God before time began to receive salvation by grace-and nobody else.

All believers.

Against that backdrop, we can now see that God Himself actually defines for us the meaning of "the world" in the second half of John 3:16. He says, "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."All, without exception, who believe shall never perish. They have everlasting life now in principle. Being kept in the power of God’s infinite love, they shall have everlasting life in perfection.Such is the Revelation of God’s infinite love for the world of His elect. And the end attained by that love is everlasting life for all believers.
by Homer C. Hoeksema

THE ELECTION COLLECTION - SCRIPTURES


Election Collection

Unto Sanctification

(Deuteronomy 7:6 KJV) For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

(John 15:16 KJV) Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

(Romans 8:29 KJV) 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.

(Romans 9:23 KJV) And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

(Ephesians 1:4 KJV) 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:

(Ephesians 2:10 KJV) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

(Colossians 3:12 KJV) Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

(2 Timothy 1:9 KJV) 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 in Christ Jesus before the world began,

(2 Timothy 2:4 KJV) No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

(2 Timothy 2:19 KJV) Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

(1 Peter 1:2 KJV) Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

(1 Peter 1:15-16 KJV) But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

(1 Peter 2:9 KJV) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Sovereign Election - Irrespective of Merit

(Isaiah 45:5 KJV) I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

(Jeremiah 31:3 KJV) The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

(Jeremiah 31:18 KJV) I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God.

(Matthew 20:16 KJV) So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

(Romans 9:11 KJV) (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

(Romans 9:15-16 KJV) 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.
{16} So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy.

(Romans 11:5 KJV) Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

(1 Corinthians 1:27-29 KJV) But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
{28} And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
{29} That no flesh should glory in his presence.

(Ephesians 1:11 KJV) 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:

(Ephesians 2:5 KJV) Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

(Philippians 2:13 KJV) For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

(2 Timothy 1:9 KJV) 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 in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Unto Divine Understanding

(Acts 22:14 KJV) And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

(Ephesians 1:9 KJV) Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Protection of the Elect

(Matthew 24:24 KJV) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

(John 10:28 KJV) And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Should be Evidenced by Diligence

(John 5:39 KJV) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

(Acts 17:11 KJV) These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

(2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV) Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

(2 Peter 1:10 KJV) Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Unto Receiving, Believing, Approaching Christ unto Salvation

(Psalms 65:4 KJV) Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

(John 3:27 KJV) John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

(John 6:29 KJV) Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

(Acts 13:48 KJV) And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

(Romans 3:11 KJV) There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

(1 Corinthians 3:6 KJV) I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

(1 John 4:19 KJV) We love him, because he first loved us.

Assurance of the Elect

(Psalm 33:12 KJV) Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

(Isaiah 65:9 KJV) And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.

(Matthew 1:21 KJV) And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

(Luke 18:7 KJV) And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

(John 6:37 KJV) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

(John 6:44 KJV) 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.

(John 10:27 KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

(John 15:19 KJV) If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

(John 17:6 KJV) I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

(John 17:9 KJV) I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

(Romans 8:28 KJV) 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.

(Romans 8:33 KJV) Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

(Romans 11:29 KJV) For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

(Philippians 1:6 KJV) Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

(1 Thessalnians 1:4 KJV) Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

(1 John 5:13 KJV) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

(Revelation 17:14 KJV) 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.

Atonement Assured before the Foundation of the World

(Romans 8:30 KJV) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

(2 Corinthians 5:19 KJV) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

(Galatians 1:15-16 KJV) But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, {16} To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

(Ephesians 1:4-6 KJV) 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:
{5} Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
{6} To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

(2 Thessalonians 2:13 KJV) But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

(1 John 3:9 KJV) 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.

(Revelation 13:8 KJV) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

(Revelation 17:8 KJV) The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Exemplified

ABRAM
(Nehemiah 9:7 KJV) Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;

JACOB
(Romans 9:12-13 KJV) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. {13} As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

ZERUBBABEL
(Haggai 2:23 KJV) In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

JEREMIAH
(Jeremiah 1:5 KJV) Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

(Jeremiah 31:3 KJV) The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

ISAIAH
(Isaiah 49:1 KJV) Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

(Isaiah 49:5 KJV) And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.

RUFUS
(Romans 16:13 KJV) Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.

JOHN THE BAPTIZER
(Luke 1:15 KJV) For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

APOSTLES

(Luke 6:13 KJV) And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

(John 13:18 KJV) I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

(Acts 1:2 KJV) Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

(Acts 1:24 KJV) And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, show whether of these two thou hast chosen,

PAUL

(Acts 9:15 KJV) But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

(Galatians 1:15-16 KJV) But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
{16} To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

Compiled by Jim Riscinti

Friday, June 23, 2006

THE ETERNALITY OF GOD'S PURPOSE - SCRIPTURES

(Psalms 33:11)
"The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations."

(Psalms 139:16)
"Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."

(Isaiah 37:26)
"Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps."

(Isaiah 46:9-10)
"Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
{10} Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:"

(Jeremiah 31:3)
"The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."

(Matthew 25:34)
"Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:"

(Acts 15:18)
"Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world."

(2 Thessalonians 2:13)
"But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:"

(2 Timothy 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 in Christ Jesus before the world began,"

(1 Peter 1:20)
"Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,"

GOD'S PURPOSE INCLUDES ALL FORFUITOUS EVENTS - SCRIPTURES

(Genesis 37:28)
"Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt."

(Genesis 45:5)
"Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life."

(1 Kings 22:28)
"And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you."

(1 Kings 22:34)
"And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded."

(Job 5:6)
"Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground;"

(Job 36:32)
"With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt."

(Proverbs 16:33)
"The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD."

(Jonah 1:7)
"And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah."

(Mark 14:30)
"And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice."

(Acts 1:24)
"And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, show whether of these two thou hast chosen,"

(Acts 1:26)
"And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles."

GOD'S PURPOSE INCLUDES ALL THE SINFUL ACTS OF MEN - SCRIPTURES


(Genesis 50:20)
"But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive."

(Psalms 76:10)
"Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain."

(Isaiah 45:7)
"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things."

(Amos 3:6)
"Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?"

(Matthew 21:42)
"Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?"

(Acts 3:18)
"But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled."

(Romans 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."

Sunday, June 18, 2006

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?


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Galatians 1:9
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.