Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Divine Decrees. Part 13.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

1. His directive will.
2. His permissive will.
3. His overruling will.

God’s principle desire is for all “men” to be saved; that’s why we teach the doctrine of the unlimited atonement,1TI 2:3-4; 2PE 2:9.

When a person rejects Christ as Savior, God knew all about that in eternity past.
However, He still provided the opportunity for them to believe.

DEU 32:4 “The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.”

2SA 22:31 “As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the Lord is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.”

It is impossible for God to be unfair –
2CH 19:7… for the Lord our God will have no part in unrighteousness, or partiality, or the taking of a bribe.

ROM 2:11 for there is no partiality or respect of persons with God.

Justice always administers what righteousness demands.

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It was the work of TLJC on the cross that allowed the justice of God to release the one attribute that most individuals always focus in on, i.e. love. God is also love, 1JO 4:8. Since God is eternal and immutable, His love is unchanging and enduring.

ROM 8:38-39 – no matter how a believer fails, no matter what he does, God keeps on loving him.
ROM 11:32 For God has shut up all in disobedience that He might show mercy to all.

GAL 3:22 But the Scripture has shut up all men under sin,
GAL 3:22 – man is said to be restricted by divine decree to be under sin.

God is said to have confined all in unbelief that they might become the objects of divine mercy. He still provided the opportunity for them to believe.

Under election, God willed His highest and best for every believer and therefore He deposited in escrow blessings for time and greater blessings for eternity.

1CO 3:15 If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss [escrow blessings for eternity]; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.
2PE 1:10 Be motivated even more to make certain about His calling and election;

God knew all your negative decisions and programmed them into the divine decrees because He will not interfere with your free will.

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