Sunday, June 14, 2015
John Piper Discusses the Theologically Difficult and Controversial Mystery of Election From Romans 9
THERE'S NOTHING MORE DIFFICULT AND INFLAMMATORY IN OUR THEOLOGICALLY-CORRECT CULTURE than the doctrine of election.
Today most nominal Christians believe that all religions lead to the same God and in the end, all people will be saved.
Real Bible-based Christianity begs to differ with this false doctrine. There's nothing any of us can do to be good enough to earn salvation which comes by Grace alone, rather than works (though works come). In the beginning, middle and end, it is all God's sovereign choice as to who's elected (born-again) and who's not. The eternal destination of each and every soul is God's choice alone.
Even with this, the doctrine of election is shrouded in mystery and extremely difficult to grasp. I surely don't grasp it all. Many people believe that a loving God would never send anyone to an eternity of hell.
Still, if we read the Bible, it's there over and over again, like it or not.
Piper: “God chooses who will believe and undeservingly be saved in spite of their sin.”
Posted by Webutante at 2:39:00 PM