Friday, July 20, 2012

Why the gospel is for All if God already have elected His saint?

The Gospel is for ALL, for the sheep as well as the goat alike.

Just like the rain pour on the good and the bad alike.

And both benefit from it. This is common grace.

Even if we're not chosen, we aught to praise God and give glory to him.

Even if I am not a relative of the King, I will bow before the King because I live in his country.

God is sovereign.

Luke 19:36-40 (All creation praise God. Even the stones will cry out praising him)
 36 As He was going, they were spreading their coats on the road. 37 As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of (U)the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to (V)praise God [p]joyfully with a loud voice for all the [q]miracles which they had seen, 38 shouting:
“(W)Blessed is the (X)King who comes in the name of the Lord;Peace in heaven and (Y)glory in the highest!”39 (Z)Some of the Pharisees [r]in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, (AA)the stones will cry out!”

Romans 9:20-21 (If we're made a match who is like up once and done with, we light with all our might praising God even though we knew after which we'll be of no used)
20 On the contrary, who are you, (A)O man, who (B)answers back to God? (C)The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? 21 Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel [a]for honorable use and another [b]for common use?

Psalm 148 (The Whole Creation Invoked to Praise the Lord.)
148 [a]Praise [b]the Lord!
Praise the Lord (A)from the heavens;
Praise Him (B)in the heights!
2 Praise Him, (C)all His angels;
Praise Him, (D)all His hosts!
3 Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
4 Praise Him, [c](E)highest heavens,
And the (F)waters that are above the heavens!
5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For (G)He commanded and they were created.
6 He has also (H)established them forever and ever;
He has made a (I)decree which will not pass away.
7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
(J)Sea monsters and all (K)deeps;
8 (L)Fire and hail, (M)snow and (N)clouds;
(O)Stormy wind, (P)fulfilling His word;
9 (Q)Mountains and all hills;
Fruit (R)trees and all cedars;
10 (S)Beasts and all cattle;
(T)Creeping things and winged fowl;
11 (U)Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.
13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His (V)name alone is exalted;
His (W)glory is above earth and heaven.
14 And He has (X)lifted up a horn for His people,
(Y)Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people (Z)near to Him.
[d]Praise [e]the Lord!

Revelation 13:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
All who (A)dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone (B)whose name has not been [a]written (C)from the foundation of the world in the (D)book of life of (E)the Lamb who has been slain.

The elect according to the bible needs to be awaken.

2 Timothy 2:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
10 For this reason (A)I endure all things for (B)the sake of those who are chosen, (C)so that they also may obtain the (D)salvation which is in (E)Christ Jesus and with it (F)eternal glory.

~John Piper

1 Corinthians 1:23-24 says, "We preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jew and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God." Notice the two kinds of "calls" implied in this text.

First, the preaching of Paul goes out to all, both Jews and Greeks. This is the general call of the gospel. It offers salvation to all who will believe on the crucified Christ. But by and large it falls on unreceptive ears and is called foolishness.

But then, secondly, Paul refers to another kind of call. He says that among those who hear there are some who are "called" in such a way that they no longer regard the cross as foolishness but as the wisdom and power of God. What else can this call be but the irresistible call of God out of darkness into the light of God? If ALL who are called in this sense regard the cross as the power of God, then something in the call must effect the faith. This is irresistible grace.

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