ELECTION AND RELATED DOCTRINES

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I) FOREORDINATION = THE OVERALL PLAN FOR THE UNIVERSE WHICH IS DETERMINED BEFOREHAND BY GOD

A) [Compare Eph 1:4-5, 11]:

B) [Compare 1 Cor 2:7]:

II) DECREE = THE ACT BY WHICH GOD ESTABLISHED THE CERTAINTY OF WHAT HE FOREORDAINED

A) [Compare Dan 11:36]:

B) [Compare Lk 22:22]:

C) [Compare Acts 2:23]:

D) [Compare Acts 4:27-28]:

E) [Compare Lam 3:37-38]:

III) FOREKNOWLEDGE = WHAT GOD KNOWS WITH CERTAINTY WILL COME TO PASS BECAUSE HE HAS DECREED IT AND WILL SEE TO IT THAT IT IS FULFILLED, I.E., THAT WHICH IS ACCORDING TO THE ELECTION OF GOD BEING STRICTLY BY HIS GRACE AND AS FULFILLED THROUGH HIM

A) [Ro 8:29]:

1) GOD DID NOT ELECT CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS ON ACCOUNT OF FOREKNOWING THAT THEY WOULD ACCEPT CHRIST AS SAVIOR BUT ON ACCOUNT OF HIS DECREE THAT THEY WOULD ACCEPT CHRIST AS SAVIOR

a) [1 Pet 1:2]:

IV) ELECTION

A) ELECT AND ELECTION DEFINED

1) [Compare Ro 11:5-8]:

2) [1 Thes 1:4-5]:

3) [1 Pet 1:1-2]:

B) ONLY THOSE WHO ARE GIVEN BY THE FATHER TO THE SON WILL COME TO THE SON AND NO ONE CAN COME TO THE SON UNLESS THE FATHER DRAWS AND ENABLES HIM

1) [Compare Jn 6:37, 44, 65]:

2) [Compare Jn 12:32]:

C) ALL WHO COME TO FAITH IN JESUS MUST BE DRAWN BY THE FATHER, (V. 44), AND ALL WHO COME TO FAITH WERE GIVEN BY THE FATHER TO THE SON, (V. 37); AND JESUS SHALL LOSE NONE OF ALL THAT THE FATHER HAS GIVEN HIM FOR EVERYONE GIVEN BELIEVES IN JESUS AND SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE AND BE RAISED AT THE LAST DAY, (VV. 39-40)

1) [Compare Jn 6:44, 37, 40]:

D) SINCE THE INHERENT NATURE OF BELIEVING IS FREE WILL, GOD'S DRAWING DOES NOT FORCE MAN TO BELIEVE

1) [Compare Jn 6:44]:

E) SINCE MAN'S CHOOSING TO BELIEVE IS IN VIEW WHICH BY DEFINITION IS VOLITIONAL, THEN MAN'S CAPACITY TO COME TO JESUS BY FAITH IS IMPLIED. YET THIS CANNOT OCCUR BECAUSE MAN WILL NOT BELIEVE UNLESS THE FATHER DRAWS HIM, (v. 44).

1) [Compare Jn 6:44]:

F) ALL MANKIND IS ALSO DRAWN TO GOD IN A NUMBER OF WAYS BUT NOT ALL WILL RESPOND

1) [Jn 12:32-33]:

a) ALL MEN ARE DRAWN BY CHRIST WHEN HE WAS LIFTED UP BUT NOT ALL WILL RESPOND

i) [Ro 10:13]:

ii) [Jn 2:24]:

b) ALL MEN ARE DRAWN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO CONVICTION OF SIN AND JUDGMENT AND THE NEED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS BUT FEW RESPOND

i) [Jn 16:8-11]:

c) ALL MANKIND IS DRAWN BY CREATION AND THE ORDER IN WHICH IT EXISTS TO BELIEVE IN THE CREATOR, BUT FEW WILL RESPOND

i) [Compare Ro 1:18-23]:

ii) [Compare Acts 17:24-27]:

d) GOD PROVIDES THE GIFT OF FAITH FOR THOSE THAT CHOOSE TO TRUST ALONE IN HIS SON ALONE UNTO ETERNAL LIFE

i) [Compare Phil 1:29]:

2) [Jn 10:16]:

3) [2 Pet 2:1]:

4) [Compare Ro 8:7-8]:

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[Ro 8:7-8]:

THE CRUX OF THE MATTER OF WHY THE LAW IS POWERLESS TO FULFILL ITS RIGHTEOUS REQUIREMENT IN MANKIND IS WITHIN THE NATURE OF MAN HIMSELF: THE UNBELIEVER'S MINDSET IS 'OF THE FLESH' - ENSLAVED TO HIS SIN NATURE AND AT ENMITY AGAINST GOD. THE UNBELIEVER CHOOSES AGAINST BEING SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GOD, NOR CAN HE BE SUBJECT TO IT BECAUSE HE CANNOT BRING HIMSELF TO CHOOSE TO DO SO

ALTHOUGH AN UNBELIEVER CANNOT PLEASE GOD WITH ANYTHING GODLY IN HIS LIFESTYLE, HE CAN EXPRESS A MOMENT OF FAITH ALONE IN CHRIST ALONE. BELIEVING IN SOMETHING IS NOT A LIFESTYLE ACTIVITY

[Compare Ro 3:21-24]:

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5) [Compare 2 Cor 4:3-4]:

6) [Compare Jn 12:37-40]:

a) INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD NOT BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST GOD MADE IT SO THEY COULD NOT BELIEVE

G) ELECTION IS THE WORK OF GOD. IT IS NOT A MATTER OF THE INDIVIDUAL ELECTING GOD AND THEN GOD ELECTING HIM IN RESPONSE - AND NEITHER GOD'S JUSTICE NOR MAN'S FREE WILL IS IMPUGNED

1) [Ro 9:10-23]:

H) ELECTION SEPARATES FROM AMONG MEN, ALL OF WHOM ARE UNDER CONDEMNATION, SOME TO FULFILL GOD'S PURPOSE OF SALVATION BY GRACE AND SOME TO FULFILL HIS PURPOSE OF DESTRUCTION

1) [Ro 9:10-23]:

I) THE ELECT WILL INEVITABLY TRUST IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR UNTO ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NON-ELECT WILL NOT

1) THE ELECT WILL INEVITABLY TRUST IN CHRIST AS SAVIOR UNTO ETERNAL LIFE

a) [Compare Romans 8:28-30]:

2) THE NON-ELECT WILL INEVITABLY NOT BELIEVE

a) [Compare 1 Peter 2:7-8]:

b) [Compare Ro 9:19-22]:

V) PREDESTINATION = THAT END WHICH IS DETERMINED BEFOREHAND BY GOD TO WHICH THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ELECTED ARE SET APART AS PART OF GOD'S OVERALL AND FOREORDAINED PLAN

A) [Eph 1:4-5, 11]:

B) [Ro 8:29]:

C) [1 Cor 2:7]:

D) [Compare Jn 3:16]:

E) [Compare Acts 13:48]:

VI) CALLED = TO BE SUMMONED FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE FOREKNOWN BY GOD BECAUSE GOD PREDESTINATED THEM TO BE CALLED AS A RESULT OF HIS FOREORDAINED PURPOSE AND PROGRAM

A) [Ro 8:29-30]:

B) [Jn 6:37, 44, 65]:

C) [Phil 1:29]:

VII) THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SINNER IS TO BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND BE SAVED, OF HIS OWN VOLITION

A) [1 Jn 2:2]:

B) [Jn 3:16]:

VIII) THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BELIEVER: TO WALK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOVEREIGN WILL OF GOD

A) [Mt 22:14]:

B) [Compare Acts 9:15-16]:

C) [Compare Jn 15:16]:

D) [Compare Eph 2:10]:

E) [Compare Ro 12:3]:

F) [Compare 1 Cor 3:12-15]: