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The doctrine of Election, Part 14. Only God can give life.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Point 7. Selection and Election.

At the point of physical birth, you come under the concept of selection not election.

Selection is a technical term related to the divine imputation of human life at the point of physical birth.

MAT 19:4 “Have you not read, that He who created {them} from the beginning made them male and female,”

At the moment of physical birth, God imputes human life to the format soul, at which point the individual becomes alive – that is selection.

Life has meaning, purpose, and definition for everyone, regardless of their environment or their circumstances, their gender, their nationality, the color of their skin, or whether they are slave or free, GAL 3:28.

Selection is the sovereign decision of God to impute human life at the point of physical birth.
Election is the sovereign decision of God to impute eternal life at the point of your spiritual birth.

So is everyone who is born of the Spirit, it is the action of God in the souls of men.

Religion has –
False doctrine, doctrine of demons, 1TI 4:1.
A false communion table, 1CO 10:19-20.
Another gospel, GAL 1:6.
Another Jesus, 2CO 11:4
Another Spirit, 2CO 11:4.

Religion = “whitewashed tombstones,” beautiful on the outside but inside full of dead-men’s bones, MAT 23:27.

JOB 33:4 “And the breath from God has created me [a human being], and the breath [soul life] of the Almighty gives me [human] life.”

GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Job does not say that copulation between the male and female gave him life.

When a woman becomes pregnant and has a fetus inside of her body that is biological life.

JOB 33:4 “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

The real you is not the body that came forth from the male sperm and the female’s ovum – the real you is the soul.

“It is the spirit or the ruach, the breath of God that has made me, and the spark of life from the Almighty gives me life.”

Job recognized, JOB 33:4, that there is no soul life in the womb, but God is the one that made him a human being by giving him the breath of Life.

Biological life continues as the home for the soul.

The cord actually takes the biological life of the mother and keeps the biological life of the fetus going.

ECC 12:7 “Then the dust [biological life] will return to the earth as it was, and the breath [ruach, soul life] will return to God who gave it.”

GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

God’s creation of life, of soul life, occurs at birth – under the principle of selection.

Man is the source of biological life and he is also the source of the sin nature.

It is important to note where soul life really comes from and how God selected you and imputed your soul to your body, and therefore God selected your race, your gender, your parents, your environment, etc.

ISA 29:16 You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, That what is made should say to its maker, “He did not make me”; Or what is formed say to him who formed it, “He has no understanding”?

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.

I’ll trust my God to do what’s best and wait to find out why.

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