Saturday, October 29, 2016

What does the Bible say?

Are some people predestined
to be saved and some to be loss?

Only one man was ever predestined and that was Jesus Christ. I Peter 1:18-20 says, we were redeemed by the precious blood of Christ who was foreordained before the foundation of the world. Acts 2:22-24 tells us, He was delivered by the foreknowledge of God which men have crucified and slain and whom God hath raised up from the dead. The Lamb of God was predestined to suffer and die for our sins; and to be raised again, thus becoming the Head of a new creation. It was the new creation that was predestined (Rom. 8:28-30; Eph. 1:4-6). No one can say that they were predestined to be lost. For God has predestined all who will believe in the Son of God to have eternal life. Those who reject Christ, are predestined to eternal damnation (Mark 16:16). Salvation is God’s gift of love for all mankind who will receive it by faith; “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16; Acts 2:21; 6:31; Rom. 10:13; I Tim. 2:4; Titus 2:11). II Peter 3:9, “the Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
E. J. Davis