Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of the Divine Decrees. Part 7.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Point 3. The Principle of the Pre-creation Reality and Lapsarianism.
1PE 1:4-5 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
After God made that decision of what His children should be like, He followed it up by calling people by name.
After He called them by name, He set them on a solid basis with Himself. And then, after getting them established, He stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what He had begun.
If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing Himself to the worst by sending His own Son, is there anything else He wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?
Verse 33 - who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen ones?
So we get a printout, called election. We get another printout, called foreknowledge; this is a part of the doctrine of the perfect plan of God. Then we have another printout, which comes from foreordination, called predestination. We have another printout, called justification.
The unbeliever is never said to be elected.
The unbeliever is never said to be foreknown.
The unbeliever is never said to be predestined.
The unbeliever is never said to be justified, the unbeliever is never said to be sanctified; for these are printouts for the believer only in the computer of divine decrees.