Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

 

Paul was amazed by what “the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy” reveals to us.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1. The vessels of honor versus dishonor.
2. Imputation
3. Selection – Election
4. Book of Life
5. Unlimited Atonement

ROM 9:22-23, “What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so in order that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy,”

With these five doctrines and more, such as the Divine Decrees, it means God has a purpose for every member of the human race with no exceptions, for both believers and unbelievers.

PRO 16:4 The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.
ISA 43:7 “Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”
1SA 2:6-7 The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up. The Lord makes poor and rich; He brings low, He also exalts.

When God selects, He does so from His perfect decision-making process, which is called His sovereignty or His sovereign will.
Selection occurs when the sovereignty of God imputes human life to the soul at birth.

On the other hand, election occurs when any person believes in Christ for salvation.

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.”

The “breath of God” is life, the source of life. Hebrew = “ruach El”

Hebrew ruach = Greek pneuma.
It means breath, spirit, life, and lifestyle.

Every member of the human race has been selected by God to be alive and God has a purpose for their life.

There is a tremendous difference between a purpose and a destiny… just like there is a tremendous difference between selection and election.

He provides redemption for all =
the doctrine of the unlimited atonement.

ISA 44:24 “Thus says the Lord [Jehovah], your redeemer, the One who formed you outside the womb, ‘I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone,’” 

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