|NO||UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION IS NOT BIBLICAL
May 4, 2014
Andres C. Guevara Jr.
The Hyper Calvinists believe in the so called unconditional election -they teach that there is no condition for God choosing you to be saved before the foundation of the world, other than His secret will. In fact, Calvinist has even stated that faith is not a condition for election. For some, Calvinism is just another fad. Others believe Calvinism is a doctrine taught in the Bible. There are a number of legitimate errors that need to be corrected for this Calvinism.
The Bible clearly outline why unconditional election is unbiblical. This is not fully complete, but hopefully it will be a blessing to all of us.
I- GOD WANTS TO SAVE EVERYONE
In Ezekiel 33:11 It is the God himself who speaks, Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
According to Acts 17:30, God commanded, And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
In Matthew 11:28 Jesus says, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Was Jesus offering us something He has already decided not to give us?
Again in 2 Peter 3:9 which says God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
This is clearly the revealed will of God—that God wants all men everywhere to repent and be saved. We need to understand the conditions of His revealed will than to understand God's secret will.
Did you think that God spares His Son from others? In Romans 8:32 He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with him also freely give us all things?
Do you want all your love ones to be saved? God wants everyone to be saved more than you want!
II- GOD WANTS TO SAVE EVERYONE THROUGH FAITH
Saved though Faith
The Biblical salvation is stated in Ephesians 2:8- 9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Understanding through Faith
According to Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Faith counted for righteousness
The Bible teaches in Romans 4:3-5 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Faith cometh by hearing the Word of God
Paul writes in Romans 10:14- 17 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Faith is the condition for salvation.
Once God sees faith, He counts it as righteousness. When we place our faith in Christ, God imputes Christ's righteousness to us.
III. GOD WANTS TO SAVE EVERYONE BY GIVING EVERYONE THE ABILITY TO RESPOND TO GRACE
God lighteth every man in John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
In Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. God gave grace to everyone to respond to the offered gift of salvation.
In John 3:14- 16 Jesus Christ wants whosoever to believe in Him not wants whosoever to perish. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Jesus strongly said in John 12:32- 33 that He will draw all men to Him. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die.
First John 2:2 tells us Jesus is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. The revealed will of God that He wants all men to respond; but not all will respond. -John 5:40. Who then are the elect? Those who respond. In John 10:9 Christ hath said He is the door and whosoever enter in shall be saved. IILUSTRATION: There is the door with a sign WHOSOEVER, and when someone entered inside and look back to the door there he will see the sign ELECTED.
In Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. God wants everyone to be saved and God knows who will be saved but man has his own choice and freely decides to believe Christ's gospel or do not