EXAMINING THE SCRIPTURES DAILY TO SEE WHETHER THESE THINGS WERE SO.
Jesus said to His disciples, "You did not choose Me, but I chose you" (John 15:16). And in the same Gospel, John wrote, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God" (1:12-13, italics mine). And Paul said, "But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth" (2 Thess. 2:13).Think about it--if your salvation depends on you, then praise to God is ridiculous. But, in truth, your praise to God is completely appropriate, because in forming the Body before the world began, He chose you by His sovereign decree apart from any of your works. The doctrine of election demonstrates God being God, exercising divine prerogatives. For that we must praise Him.Great video.a voice crying out.........
Great comment Amy, thanks for stoping by.
That was a great audio clip.I dod not know that there were Baptists that believed that way.I am pleasantly suprised and heartened.Thank you, Bororean!Amy, Right on!!!
All true Baptist believe that way, it's part of the Baptist Faith and Message and the Abstract of Principles which are documents that all Baptist say that they believe but most are ignorant of both documents.
I know some Baptists that believe that 'we choose.'But then agin, I know some Lutherans who believe the same thing.
There again not true Baptist, not all Baptist are Baptist.
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