Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Point 1. Definition. Election is the expression of the sovereign will of God in eternity past before the universe existed and before mankind lived on the earth.
Point 2. There have only been three elections in history.
a. Israel under the ritual plan of God.b. Christ under the incarnation plan of God.c. The church under the pre-designed plan of God.
Point 3. The election of Israel – applies only to those who have personally believed in Jesus Christ.
ROM 9:6, For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel”
Point 4. The Unique Election of history: the Lord Jesus Christ. JOH 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His uniquely born Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Point 5. The election of the Church. ROM 8:33 Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies;
Point 6. Election and the believer’s escrow account.
Point 7. Election is Related to also the Winner and the Loser believer.
The Christian loser is defined as the Church-age believer in Jesus Christ who, through NVTD has failed to execute the PPOG for the Church-age.
The loser does not lose his salvation; he only loses his escrow blessings for time and for all eternity.
1CO 3:15, If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.
The Christian loser fails to use power options (the filling of the Spirit and metabolization of doctrine) that have been made available.
The loser is the believer in Jesus Christ who has wrong priorities and spends his life in the cosmic system.
Many individuals ignore the divine signals which God gives so they miss out on having God’s highest and best in the relationship.
No discernment in those areas means no recognition of the divine signals.
This is especially true in the right man-right woman recognition as well as the right pastor -right congregation recognition, and in some cases even both!
Prin-Rejection of one’s right pastor is tantamount to rejection of the mystery doctrine of the Church-age especially the doctrine of Election.
Even the loser continues to receive logistical grace support and blessing.
The loser has equal privilege and equal opportunity to execute the PPOG with all believers who become winners.
The loser is bored, dissatisfied, preoccupied with self, arrogant, frustrated, distracted, unstable, and unable to utilize the ten problem‑solving devices.
The loser provides cursing by association which has adverse historical repercussions in the client nation.
Cursing by association means the family is cursed, social life is cursed, your job, the church, the city, state and finally even the client nation is under a curse.
The nomenclature for Christian loser.
1. The carnal believer, ROM 8:7; 1CO 3:1‑3.
2. Prisoner to the law of sin, ROM 7:23.
3. A wretched believer, ROM 7:24.
4. Grieving the Holy Spirit, EPH 4:30.
5. Quenching the Spirit, 1TH 5:19.
6. The enemy of the Cross, PHI 3:18.The enemy of God, JAM 4:4.The flawed believer, JAM 1:23‑24.9. The psycho believer or double‑minded, JAM 4:8.
JUD 1:16, These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
The options of the Christian loser.
The Christian loser has the option of rebound, which means restoration to fellowship with God, recovery of the filling of the Spirit, and the continuation of the spiritual life.
The characteristics of the Christian loser.
A. He is described in GAL 5:4 as “drifting off course from grace.” There is a phrase in GAL 5:4 called “fallen” from grace the proponents of losing your salvation try and use to back their false doctrine.
Some immature believers actually teach that if a believer “wilfully” sins, then they have fallen from grace and lost their salvation.
HEB 10:26, For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Fallen from grace has to do with going back under the law, not some form of immorality!It has to do with going back into legalism!
B. The loser is also described in HEB 12:15 as “coming short of the grace of God.”In that passage it has to do with judging and becoming very bitter toward others.
C. The Loser believer is described as “the tormented soul” of 2PE 2:7‑8. It is because of compromise with the immoral crowd.
2PE 2:7-8, and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day with their lawless deeds),
D. The Loser believer is described as “the lukewarm believer” of REV 3:15‑16.
E. He is described as “the shipwrecked believer” of 1TI 1:19, “Having doctrine and a good conscience, which some believers have pushed aside, concerning which doctrine they have become shipwrecked.”
F. He is described as “being under the body of death” in ROM 7:24‑25.
ROM 7:24-25, Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.
The escrow blessings of the loser will remain on deposit forever as a memorial to his failure to utilize the unique assets of the Church-age, to fulfill the will, plan, and purpose of God between his salvation and his departure from this life, whether by death or resurrection.
1. The misery he brings on himself, i.e., self‑induced or volitional misery.
2. Divine discipline in three categories: warning discipline, intensive discipline, and dying discipline.
Time provides the opportunity for the obligee to attain God’s highest and best under election, i.e., under the deposit of the obligor in eternity past.
The fulfillment of the PPOG in time leads to a rich entrance into the eternal kingdom.
A. Stay in the PPOG; quickly rebound to get back in after sinning.
B. Remain under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.
C. Metabolize the doctrine you learn.
Your escrow blessings are actually a conveyance from the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ, the depositary, to the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ in you by virtue of your union with Him.
1. The conveyance and the transfer of certain blessings in time known as “temporal blessings” and “super blessings.”
2. The conveyance and the transfer of certain blessings in eternity known as eternal blessings, rewards, decorations and privileges.