Election controversy is nothing new. Whether we’re talking about political elections or biblical election we’re bound to run into controversy. In today’s post I want to deal with a few objections that typically come up when we’re considering the biblical doctrine of divine election.
The Lord is…He is existent, present, aware, all-knowing, ever-present, always caring, an endless sources of power, sustainer, life-giver, faithful, loving, gracious, kind, protector, shield, rock, fortress, strong tower…READ ON
There are those who board the ship and go to distant and unfamiliar places and there are those who return home and advance the good news in the familiarity of family and community. Most people relate to those who return home and somehow we feel less important than the few who board the ship and go to the unfamiliar. However those who board the ship are strengthened and spurred on by…READ ON
Since the Father loved us before He created the world, then it is our pleasure to “love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.” We hold in highest esteem the Father and His love. We give our lives to Him as the undeserving recipients of an amazing grace that surpasses all our understanding. We give our affections to Him. “We love Him because He first loved us.” But why? Why did the Father find pleasure in electing His chosen ones and in doing so set His affections on them?
God the Father’s free and sovereign choice of Jesus in eternity past has vast implication for every believer. Every spiritual blessing given to us is bound up in this first choice by the Father to send the Son. What does it mean for us that the Father first elected the Son?
The grand invitation of God through Jesus Christ to the world is an invitation for any who will come through faith to enter into the communion and fellowship between God the Father and God the Son. Any blessing or praise we give to the Lord begins at this marker: communion with God through faith in the Son of God. Will you enter into this fellowship, freely receive of every spiritual blessing, and in turn bless His holy name?
In the chaos and uncertainties of life there is a peace to be found that is not dependent upon life circumstances. It is a peace that passes all understanding…a peace that is only found in relationship with one person.