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Featured "For many are called, but few are chosen." (Matthew 22:14)

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by redleghunter, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. inquiring mind

    inquiring mind associate with those you can learn from Supporter

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    This is right up there with how people understand the Trinity on the perplexing meter. With the Trinity concept, I just accept that Jesus is who ‘He’ said he is, however ‘He’ meant it, and whether I can reconcile it in a fundamental way, or not. I’m applying the same reasoning to election. All I know is that I don’t have a definite answer, I chose (or thought I did anyway) to accept Jesus into my heart, and have made other choices (or thought I did anyway), seemingly choosing both wisely and poorly, throughout my life. God putting choices on our shoulders just seems the most logical interpretation to me, but to each their own understanding.
  2. genez

    genez Contributor Supporter

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    Look at the book of Revelation.... He already knows what all those people will do and choose to believe. He always knows.

    But in spite of that. He chooses out from all the souls that He knows will believe in Him for when they are to be born. That is what causes predestination. If God so chose for you? He could have you been predestined to be on the ark with Noah. We are predestined for something else.

    For those whom God chose for being alive during the Church age? We who have been predestined for the church age have been chosen IN Christ.

    What does that mean? In Christ?

    Where was Eve before God revealed her? IN Adam.

    After all? We are not called the Bride of Christ without good reason.

    And... Like the woman who was still a rib in Adam's side? What we are to be? Is yet to be revealed. For the mean while, we are hid in Him. We are at present "figuratively" one of his ribs.

    He is seated in Heaven. Therefore? We are seated with Him in Heaven. Hid IN Him!

    Now we can know Him in the Spirit, so we can know this. When the Resurrection comes. Then we will not only know about it. We will BE it!

    He would be able to look at us in our resurrection bodies and be able to say...

    "Now! This is bone of my bone. And, glorious flesh of my glorious flesh. "

    We have been chosen to be placed in Him. God could have chosen some of us to be living during David's reign. We would not have been predestined to be in Christ to be conformed to the likeness of His Son!

    Bride of Christ is what we have been predestined for by God, by His sovereign choice. Only those living during the Church age are to be His Bride!

    grace and peace
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019