Posted: Jun 16, 2008 2:19 am
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Well folks, the summer is here and everyone wants to get outside and enjoy the weather, but let's not forget who is responsible for all the good things this season, that's right, the Lord in heaven. Likewise, it's also important to remember that all the bad things that happen are also His will.
That's what I would like to talk to you about today, good people, the appearance of free will versus the reality of destiny. The Lord has chosen, for whatever reason, to save some while damning others to the fiery pit of hell. It is not our place to question the will of God Almighty.
For instance, in Exodus, the Lord hardens pharaoh's heart against the children of Israel. One may wonder why God would choose to do such a thing, which culminated in His angel of death killing the firstborn, and presumably innocent, children of all the unbelievers in Egypt. Well folks, its part of His eternal will, and unless you would like to join them in the lake of fire its probably best to leave it alone. We are born into sin, and so were those children. Deal with it.
For whatever reason, the Lord has chosen to save some and curses others. Faith is a gift, and its not something one can choose to have or not to have. Either the Holy Ghost is alive in you or it isn't. As for myself, I could no more stop believing in God than I could stop believing in the floor, and fall this very second into the basement!
The reality is we are born into a certain place and time, of a certain race and parents, all of which we have no control over, but rather was predestined for us by almighty God. Free will is limited to that of which we can conceive, and that which we are capable of.
Ephesians 1:4 through 5 makes it plain : "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will"
Ephesians 2 teaches, and I quote: "God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved" unquote.
NOONE is without sin. It is ONLY through the sovereign grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that some are saved. It is not through any good works of our own.
To continue with Ephesians 2, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works"
Romans 10 makes it clear some folks are unable to hear the word of God. The Holy Ghost is only present in the elect, that is, those whom God has chosen to give the gift of eternal life.
"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?"
Again, some are chosen, through no works of their own, while others God has decided to damn to the fires of hell.
Romans 9: verse 16 through 18 sums it up quite nicely
"So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy. So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires."
So called "free will" is nothing but a farce! Here's yet more proof that regardless if you mock God or worship Him, you are still doing His bidding:
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
You may be wondering at this point, especially if you were brought up in the faith you thought to be Christian, "why have I not been taught these things before?"
Let me assure you, this is the word of God, as presented in the King James version of the bible, which is the closest you are going to get to the true word of God without learning to be fluent in Hebrew and Greek.
The reason mainstream churches don't teach the true word of God as its written in the bible is because they have given themselves over to the false doctrines of inclusionism! If they taught the truth, that most people are irrevocably cursed to an eternity of damnation, how would they fill their church pews and collection plates?
They teach faulty theology because these days, the pure unadulterated word of the Lord isn't popular. its inconvenient and people don't like its clear and unobstructed message, that some people are chosen before birth to live with the Lord in heaven, and some are cursed to hell forever.
The Gospel of John preaches in plain language that some folks are unable to hear the good word, to wit:
"He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."
That some are not to be saved is plainly the will of God, ALL things are His will.
Ephesians 11 says it clearly
"He worketh all things after the counsel of His own will."
In case you still don't understand, here's yet another verse from the Good Book
The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
EVERYBODY doesn't hear Gods word. EVERYBODY cannot be saved!
Only those whom God has chosen as His elect can be saved and anyone who preaches otherwise is a false prophet concerned only with filling his pockets with the cash money of unsaved heathens!
That is predestination, that is what the bible preaches, and if you call yourself a Christian, that is what you had better believe in. The word of God is not up for debate! it cannot to be voted on! it is most certainly not a popularity contest where you can pick and choose to believe that which suits you most or is convenient.
If you have heard these words and they have no meaning to you, I'm sorry, but there is likely no hope for you. The Lord has chosen to save some and curse others, there is nothing anyone can do to change that. It probably doesn't even pay to pray at this point.
The only other possibility is you don't recognize the true word of God because no one preaches it anymore! How many preachers do you think there would be if they preached these truths! And here comes another one they neglect to mention while filling their pockets with dirty money.
True gospel preachers shouldn't be soliciting donations AT ALL, EVER!!!
1 Corinthians 9:18 teaches "What is my reward then? Verily that when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel."
Preachers are again commanded by the good book in 1 Peter 5:2 to
"Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;"
I have one final bible passage for you to consider,
(2 Timothy 4:2-4).
"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of
season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all
longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come
when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after
their own lusts shall they heap to themselves
teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn
away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned
I pray that you all have the desire to, and will, learn, if it is part of Gods plan that you do so. If not, I pray for your soul and that He have mercy upon it.
In Jesus name,