Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The importance of understanding the unlimited atonement in the angelic conflict. Part 32.
Sunday, December 15, 2002
The importance of understanding the existence of free will in the human race.
Calvinists - hyper-Calvinists = man cannot choose God or the plan of God and therefore God must choose Him.
Hyper-Calvinism says the only reason you ever believed in Christ was because you were elected.
Chosen - aor-mid-ind - exelexasthe - the middle voice tells us that God did not choose us based upon His volition only but also based upon our response to His initiation.
Aor-mid-ind - eklegomai = the middle voice tells us that God did not choose us based upon His volition only but also based upon our response to His initiation.
Many forms of Calvinism promote the principle of limited atonement = Jesus Christ just died for some peoples sins but not everyones.
The mistake of many Calvinists is that they do not understand that the sovereignty of God and the free will of man coexist in human history by divine decree.
God is glorified when the free will of man executes the sovereign will of God.
JOH 1:13 - nor of the will of the flesh = no human good.
Nor of the will of man = no human planning.
If God chose us and we had nothing do to with it, it would be unjust for Him to send any member of the human race to hell since all of us were born in sin.
The existence of free will in the human race perpetuates the angelic conflict in two areas: A. Evangelism. B. The PPOG for the Church-age.
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