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Bring It On-Line: - June 16, 2017

DOES GOD REALLY PREDESTINE THOSE WHO WILL BE SAVED OR CAN ANYONE BE SAVED? WHAT DOES PHILIPPIANS 2:12 (NIV) MEAN WHEN IT SAYS TO "…CONTINUE TO WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING Read Transcript


This first one comes from John Gordon

who says, I've been doing a study on the elect of God which

teaches God has chosen those he will save.

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord,

and I believe that the Holy Spirit guides me.

I do my best to live for God.

Does that mean I am the elect of God,

and does God really predestined those who will be saved

or can anyone be saved?

I'm not sure on a television show.

On your mark, get's set, go.

Go into deep into Calvinism and deep into what's

called Armenism that it's for everyone.

In God's foreknowledge, he knows.

And the wonderful thing is we need to have in our minds

and in our hearts that for God so loved the world.

That means everyone.

He gave his only begotten son.

Keep in mind, God's desires that none should perish.

So I've simplified it in a very simple statement.

When I preach, I'm Armenian.

I tell everybody the door is open for you.

When I pray, I'm a Calvinist.

God, you chose me.

You got me into this.

I need you to help me right now.

So that's one way to approach it.

When you go to God in prayer, you're his chosen beloved one

that he chose from the foundation of the earth.

When you go to people who are not in fellowship with God,

you declare to them the good news

that they can have an open door.

They can go boldly to the throne of grace and receive salvation.

OK, this next one comes from Karen who says my husband and I

have been married for over 20 years,

and I cannot stand the mental and emotional abuse that he

puts me through on a daily basis.

I've tried counseling, but he refuses as he doesn't, quote,

have any problems.

I know that the Bible says marriage

is until death do you part, but I'm wondering what to do.

I feel like leaving him would be best,

but isn't that against his will for us.

God hates divorce.

It's really clear in the Bible.

You're not telling me all about your marriage.

Do you have children?

One of the reasons God hates divorce,

the reason is he wants righteous children,

and even adult children have emotional impact when

divorce happens in the family.

So there are specific biblical reasons for divorce.

From your description, I can't tell you

one way or another on that.

I don't-- I do believe people don't have to live

in a situation where there is constant abuse and boundaries

are good and you can make certain requirements.

I don't know your financial means.

Do you have the ability to move out.

There are steps short of divorce where you issue wake up

calls that unless you change.

I'm a human being.

I do not deserve to be treated this way.

And if you're going to treat me this way,

I need to live somewhere else.

So financially can you afford to do that?

Can you set those kinds of boundaries,

and when those boundaries are violated,

then you've got to take it to other levels.

But there are things short of divorce that you can do.

This is a viewer who says what does Philippians 2:12 mean when

it says to, quote, continue to work out your salvation

with fear and trembling.

That's a-- that's a tough one too, and I've got 40 seconds.

The idea here is don't presume on the grace of God.

Don't go out and say I now have a license to sin.

I can do anything I want.

Honor the Lord and live a life of righteousness

and realize he is a consuming fire.

Fear and trembling approach him with awe and reverence,

and preserve your soul.

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